The Recording Connection
Audio Engineering School Rochester

Not like any other school:
We. Hit. Different.
 
Amplify your life by breaking into your dream career in audio or music with our unique 1-on-1 mentorship programs. Available in-person or online.

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Why learn audio or music production from an instructor on a campus when you can learn from a pro in his or her Rochester studio?

ON LOCATION, OR REMOTE

Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

We hit different and here is why:

Everybody knows the standard M.O. of attending university for a traditional degree. Rushing to the registrar hoping to get the classes you want at the times you want – and being forced to take the classes you don’t. Spending time in a classroom, fighting for the teacher’s attention with all the other students.

The music industry is far from traditional – so why take the standard approach when learning AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION IN ROCHESTER? The Rochester Recording Connection lets you set your own schedule, learn what you want to learn, and you never have to step foot in a traditional classroom.

Lab time? It’s all lab time with us. We put you in a professional ROCHESTER RECORDING STUDIO, giving you six or nine months (not four years) of one-on-one time with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER. You’ll learn how the music of today is made in an immersive environment.

Already have a job or other commitments during the day? We won’t make you uproot your life to attend. Working with an Academic Facilitator, you’ll be able to set up times that work for you. After all, music is made 24/7, 365 days a year – not in predetermined eight-hour chunks.

Prerequisites? What’s a prerequisite? Recording Connection mentors won’t make you relearn stuff you already know. Already understand music theory or can read sheet music? You’ll spend your time learning the ins and outs of a digital audio workstation. We’ll give you a solid foundation for what you don’t know and strengthen your understanding of what you do.

Where we really separate ourselves from four-year universities and other institutes of higher learning is the amount of time and money it takes to complete our audio engineering and music production program. Our programs last from six to nine months and cost a fraction of so many of those “name” schools.

Recording Connection was created to give you a real-world look at how today’s music gets made. Your mentor is a working audio engineer or music producer. With us, you could be working with local acts, regional talent, and maybe even a few nationally known artists while you build up your skills and experience. Instead of reading about it, you’ll be doing it. Are you ready to amplify your life?



How are we different than other music education courses?

We took that old stale classroom concept, rebuilt and upgraded it by putting your classroom in a professional recording studio. Then we emptied out all the other students and left only YOU and YOUR TEACHER (yay for one-on-one learning!) who happens to be a pro music producer (with killer credits) to train you privately (at your pace, full time, part time, nights or weekends available).

Your hands-on learn-by-doing experience starts here!


Endorsed By

Tim Palmer   (U2, Ozzy, The Cure)  
Warren G.   (Legendary Rapper)  
Hans Zimmer   (The Lion King, Inception)  
Ryan Hewitt   (Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers)  
Adam Moseley   (Rush, Wolfmother)  
Common   (Legendary Hip Hop Artist)  
F. Reid Shippen   (Newsboys, Toby Keith)  
Warren Huart   (The Fray, Disturbed)  
Steve Catizone   (U2, Justin Bieber)  
Joey Heier   (B.o.B., Christina Aguilera)  
XLNT Sound   (Timbaland, Borgore)  
Ricky Rich   (Travis Scott, Kevin Gates)  
Ira Parker   (Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross)  
Kevin McCloskey   (DaBaby, Dreamville)  
Donny Baker   (Madonna, Aerosmith)  
Billy Flores   (Eminem, Black Eyed Peas)  
Mark Christensen   (50 Cent, Trey Songz)  
Steve Sundholm   (Lil' Wayne, Ke$ha)  
Rick Rooney   (Diana Ross, Joe Cocker)  
Mike Johnson   (Justin Timberlake, John Legend)  
Yudu Gray, Jr.   (Talib Kweli, Ginuwine)  
Jesse O' Brien   (Matisyahu, Mumford & Sons)  
Zack Phillips   (The Game, Jessie Ware)  
Ryan Greene   (Megadeth, NOFX)  
Dave Pensado   (Michael Jackson, Beyoncé)  
Larry King   (Legendary Broadcaster)  

Close to Home Or in your Home
 
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future in the Audio Production Business

The Rochester Recording Connection is just one of more than 250 locations around the United States. We want to prove you don’t need to live in New York City, Los Angeles, or Miami to learn audio engineering and music production from inside the studio.

But we also understand no matter how close you live to one of our mentors, life can get in the way. Whether it’s professional or family commitments - or a worldwide pandemic - you may not be able to commit to in-person attendance. That’s why we’ve been offering remote learning for decades.

You’ll still learn about digital audio workstations, still get that one-on-one time with your mentor, and still get the required reading, quizzes, and exams. You’ll just be able to do it from your home. We are an educational institution, a post-secondary that's radically different in its approach. With us, you aren’t limited to the mentors in your area - we’ve opened up the entire country when it comes to choosing who you want to work with (granted they accept you as their extern)!

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We have a high job placement rate.

 

Other students learn in classrooms...

OUR students learn in:

 

REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios


 

Where jobs get filled.

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.
To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.



We're here to help.

We have a
high job placement rate.

Find Out Why

Other students learn in classrooms...


OUR students learn in the same places where jobs get filled.

 

REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.

To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.

(800) 755-7597

We're here to help.

Professional Audio and Music Production Programs


Work with the Stars and Amplify



We’ve designed our programs to give students real-world experience while they work towards a career in the music industry. We feel being in the studio getting your hands dirty, is a lot more beneficial than being in a classroom. We’re less expensive than most. We let you choose your path. And we don’t demand a two- or four-year commitment.

And it gets better. While we can’t guarantee you’ll have a job waiting for you upon completion of one of our programs, we give you the next best thing: Opportunity. Every day you spend in the studio is another opportunity to impress your mentor, potential clients, and other audio engineers or music producers.

Think of it as an interview process, but instead of going to their office, they come to you. Whether you’re setting up the mics, sitting in on a session, or manning the console on your own, this is your time to show the world what you got. How you handle yourself during these opportunities will go a long way in determining your career path.

More than 25,000 students have found work after completing our programs. Some stay on at the studio they externed at while others found work in other studios based on positive word of mouth. Our students have gone on to open their own studios and a few have even been hired away in the middle of their program!

We provided the opportunities, the connections, and they made the most of them. What will you do when it’s your time?

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Rochester Music Programs

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, extern with a professional audio engineer in the studio, learn in the trenches and on-the-job. Take your dreams to the professional level in our Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

Audio Engineering School

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Extern under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

Advanced Audio Engineering School

Take your beat making and hip hop knowledge to the professional level by learning from a major Hip Hop Producer in his or her studio in our Recording Connection for Hip Hop & Beat Making program. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.

Hip Hop School and Beat Making

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by externing under a touring audio engineer. Recording Connection for Live Music program is geared for those who want to get inside of the music industry and tour the world.

Live Sound Engineer School

Learn Logic Pro as you extern under a professional electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio in our Recording Connection for Logic Pro Electronic Music Production program. Gain insider access to the electronic music scene. You tell us your favorite genres of electronic music, and we will help you produce that type of music.

Electronic Music Production School with Logic Pro

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. In the Recording Connection for Ableton Electronic Music Production program, learn how to elevate your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

Looking to build a career as a music producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups that can help you get started at producing today’s music. In our Recording Connection for Music Production program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

Music Production School

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. Learn the real ins-and-outs of music business from inside the industry in Recording Connection for Music Business program. Are you the next music mogul?

Music Business School

The Recording Connection Live DJ program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. Want an insider’s perspective? Get the ultimate all-access pass to music-performance business knowhow. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

DJ School

Our Approach to Education

We are not like other audio or trade schools. We don’t waste your time in classrooms. This is the world of audio. Everything you need to know should be taught in the real world. We are unique, bold, out-of-the-box thinkers; and after over 3 decades service — we have the formula that works:

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
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Faculty: Private Academic Facilitator
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Online, Interactive Curriculum
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Meaningful Industry Connections
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Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)
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A Recipe for
Success!

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
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Faculty: Private Academic Facilitator
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Online, Interactive Curriculum
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Meaningful Industry Connections
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Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)
=

A Recipe for
Success!

Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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Still not sure which audio school is right for you? We ask you to check us out in person or over Zoom before you decide. We will arm you with the facts so as you can make the right decision. Given that our interviews are at no charge, you can’t afford not to talk to us.

Real studio education. Real studio connections.

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Contact the Rochester
Recording Connection Advisor Team

Rochester Recording Connection Audio Institute

194 Smith St.
Rochester, NY 14608

(585) 270-1530

Rochester Recording Connection Audio Institute

470 Hollenbeck Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

(585) 206-7014


Email: [email protected]


Our "Near Me" Rochester Campus Locations
 
Learn in a Recording Studio in or Near Rochester.

  • High Falls
  • Manhattan Square
  • Saint Paul Quarter
  • East End
  • Alexander
  • Cascade District
  • Washington Square
  • Upper Falls
  • Dutchtown
  • Beechwood
  • Cobb's Hill
  • Maplewood
  • South Wedge
  • Brighton
  • Panorama
  • Irondequoit
  • Greece
  • Pittsford

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