The Recording Connection
San Francisco Audio School

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 San Francisco studio?

ON LOCATION, OR REMOTE

We hit different and here is why:

From the Summer of Love and The Grateful Dead to the emergence of Rap and Tupac, San Francisco is one of the most important and influential cities for creativity. From Haight Ashbury to The Fillmore, absolute legends have spent time in the city by The Bay.

Just like musical tastes and recording gear have changed during the last 50 years, so has the way recording, editing, sound design, and electronic music production is learned. Instead of a classroom with double-digit students, the Recording Connection MUSIC ENGINEERING SCHOOLS IN SAN FRANCISCO will place you in a real-world recording studio alongside an industry professional.

Working one-on-one with a mentor (instead of elbowing for attention in a classroom), the Recording Connection MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL creates its curriculum based on the day-to-day operations of a real-world recording studio. We give you the tools of audio production, sound engineers, and live sound to give you the foundation you need to start a career.

The SAN FRANCISCO RECORDING CONNECTION also changed how long it takes to get this education as well as lowering the price tag. At the traditional big-name Universities, all you get after four years is six-figure debt and a piece of paper. With the Recording Connection programs, you may already have three years of recording industry experience in the same amount of time. What makes more sense to you?



How are we different than any other school?

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

As such a large, international city, there are many SAN FRANCISCO AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS to choose from, including three Recording Connection locations. For many institutions, the Covid-19 Pandemic forced closures with no real alternative ways to educate.The Recording Connection, on the other hand, has been remotely teaching for years. With changing technology in the music business, acts have been able to work remotely with music engineers and audio engineers for decades. Why not offer flexibility to students who may be too far away from an in-person education or want to social distance for safety? The Recording Connection does. You could say we have hundreds of potential studios in every city.

Does A Career In Music Sound Too Good To Be True?  
It isn’t. You are too good to be true.

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Work with the Stars and Amplify



While San Francisco may be a world away from Los Angeles in many ways, there is one constant in the music industry: Who you know may be more important than what you know. And although you will learn plenty during our AUDIO ENGINEERING MUSIC SCHOOL, the benefits of communicating with touring stars, their music producers and engineers, and other industry insiders are immeasurable.

During these opportunities, how you hold yourself, do your work, and take direction will go a long way to determining your musical career. Make sure they remember your name for all of the right reasons. These opportunities just don’t present themselves in the standard university class or trade school.

But they do at Recording Connections. This is your life - why not give yourself the best shot at building a career in music?

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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 Details

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 Details

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 / Beat Making Details

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 Details

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 Details

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.

Ableton Electronic Music Details

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 Producing Details

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 Details

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.

Live DJ Details

Workshops

Learn Post Audio while externing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, the Recording Connection for Post Production for Film and TV workshop is for you.

Post Production for Film and TV Details

Collaborate with music producers and learn from some of the most qualified professionals in the industry like those who’ve crafted records for U2, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Hole, Nirvana, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more. The Recording Connection Learn from Legends workshop is for graduates of the Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program and is currently an invite-only workshop.

Learn from Legends Details

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified in Recording Connection’s Audio Certification workshop, you are showing over 5,000 producers and engineers worldwide that you have what it takes to work for them as both and an assistant engineer and an engineer/producer.

Audio Certification Details

Recording Connection provides unique, mentor-based programs that are affordable, so you can stay in control of your finances.

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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 San Francisco
Recording Connection Advisor Team

San Francisco Recording Connection Audio Institute

555 California Street, Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 592-6860

San Francisco Recording Connection Audio Institute

3470 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 498-0970

San Francisco Recording Connection Audio Institute

245 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 636-5095

San Mateo Recording Connection Audio Institute

863 Woodside Way,
San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 918-6400


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