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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School San FranciscoNot like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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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.Get Started

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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 other professional audio engineering schools?

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!


Featured San Francisco Music Mentors on Location or Remote

The Recording Connection offers something no “name” 4-year university or audio engineering and music production trade school can. From day one, you’ll be placed in a professional recording studio and receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning producers and engineers.

With more than 200 locations throughout 48 states, you won’t have to travel thousands of miles for this immersive experience. You learn what it takes to make it in the music business from the inside alongside industry professionals. This includes recording, mixing and mastering, hardware and software, live sound design, and even business skills.

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David Hughes, Shine On Studio

David Hughes, Shine On Studio

Understanding your strengths is what makes Hughes and other Recording Connection mentors such an important resource when working towards a career in the music industry. The technical aspects, such as learning digital audio workstations or how to properly set mics, will come in time. It’s your innate talents that can’t be taught—but we can teach you how to use them.

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Study with David Hughes, Shine On Studio

Close to Home or In Your Home
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Professional

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.

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Iconic Music and Audio Engineering Programs

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 Connection. This is your life - why not give yourself the best shot at building a career in music?

Audio and Music Programs Available Learn from an Industry Professional in a Real Recording Studio.

Ableton Electronic Music Production

24-Week and 36-Week Programs Available

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.

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Hip Hop & Beat Making

24 Weeks

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.

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Logic Pro Electronic Music Production

20 Weeks

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.

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Music Producing

20 Weeks

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 Producing program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

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Audio Engineering & Music Production

20 Weeks

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.

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Here's what Former San Francisco Students have to Say About Recording Connection

I finished up my first week at Hans Zimmer studio and it was interesting to say the least. A lot of the interns (not to be confused with a Recording Connection apprenticeship) there ask me, “Where did you go to school?” and “What’s your background?” I mention the Recording Connection and how I was matched up with a mentor and how it was hands-on but at your own pace and they think that was so great. So you might be getting some calls from possible students because I do brag about the school.

Carrie Runnels in San Francisco, California

What I enjoyed the most was being able to work with my mentor one on one. If there was anything that I wasn't clear on, my mentor could see it without my having to ask because he was focused on me. The program is focused and geared towards the individual, and I gained from that.

Gladys Woodhams in San Francisco, California

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You’ve got to put in your effort. You have to show the studio you’re actually going to show up, you’re going to be there, you’re going to work hard, and you know your stuff.
- Recording Connection grad Jake Kiyokane, Los Angeles, CA
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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 Francisco Recording Connection Audio Institute

863 Woodside Way,
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 918-6400

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