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Recording Connection
Audio School

The San Francisco Recording Connection Audio School

Welcome to the San Francisco RECORDING CONNECTION, the school that puts you in the heart of the action, working as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual San Francisco recording studio where you will learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dubstep, trance, trip hop, house music, acid house and more), live DJ, and post production audio. Make no mistake, one of the smartest ways to break into the recording industry in San Francisco, CA is to start inside a San Francisco recording studio as an apprentice–and that’s where the RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.

20-50 thousand dollars to go to recording school; you can go to recording school in a real recording studio for far less. Play it smart–learn the skills you need directly from the pros in a real-world environment, making vital industry contacts along the way. Our recording school alternative you in the door effectively and affordably.

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Situated next to beautiful San Francisco Bay in northern California, San Francisco is a major hub for tourism, art and culture. Although its music scene is not as high-profile as that of Los Angeles or Nashville, it is definitely influential. In fact, San Francisco was a major player in the evolution of modern rock music, thanks in part to the historic “Summer of Love” in the Haight-Ashbury district in the late 1960s, and the spawning of such classic rock acts as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin. San Francisco is also known for its historic venue The Fillmore, which was a hub for the psychedelic rock movement.

Since the 60s, the number of notable musicians and bands with ties to San Francisco and surrounding cities of the bay has grown too long to name them all.  Artists and bands such as Counting Crows, Train, Third Eye Blind, Carlos Santana, Courtney Love and Huey Lewis are just a few on the list.

Today, San Francisco continues to nurture a vibrant music scene, with plenty of live venues and recording studios to accommodate the needs of both local and major label artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you'll find a multitude of opportunities in San Francisco–and thanks to our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, the RECORDING CONNECTION gets you into the center of the action. Enroll in our San Francisco Recording School today, and discover why over 70% of our graduates get permanent industry jobs!

Study any of the
following audio courses
with us in and around San Francisco

Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.

Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)

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Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)

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Music Producing Program

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Hip Hop Producer Program

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Audio Certification

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Live DJ

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Live Sound Engineer

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Learn from Legends

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Logic Electronic Music

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Post Production For Film and TV

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Music Business

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Advanced Audio

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Pro Tools™

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Logic Pro

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We get our students jobs.


Of Our Graduates Get

Jobs in the Music Business

Our outstanding job placement rate is no accident. We are able to achieve this high mark because our graduates have trained inside a working recording studio. This gives our students excellent hands-on skills, real-world job experience, and the industry connections and references that just aren’t available on a school campus. Additionally, we have a very proactive Stay Connected Job Assistance Program that serves as our graduates’ advocate in the job market for up to a year after course completion. When we say we’re connected with the music business, we mean it.

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Your San Francisco, California
Recording School Alternative

Contact the San Francisco Recording Connection

555 California Street, Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 592-6860

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Mo-Sa 09:00 - 18:00

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Locations of our San Francisco area campuses

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The San Francisco, California Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


Locations Worldwide.

The San Francisco area is a wonderful place to go to school for audio engineering. The Recording Connection has locations there and all over the state of California. We also have audio engineering schools all over the world.

Hundreds of locations. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Low Tuition—Graduate With Little or No Debt.

The Recording Connection music production school believes you shouldn't have to carry huge amounts of debt to go to school. That's why we purposefully keep our tuitions low.

Affordable tuition, no hidden fees. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Study In a Recording Studio.

We don't believe in classrooms. As a Recording Connection apprentice (extern), you'll be trained on-the-job in a real recording studio with real bands and artists coming in to a record. Furthermore, a real producer/engineer will be your instructor.

Advantage: Recording Connection.


One-on-One Instruction.

You’ll be instructed one on one in the ways of music production. You’ll learn everything there is to know about engineering and producer. You’ll be learning all of this from a mentor who has been working in the industry for ten or twenty years.

With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Our Mentors Have Lots Of Gold Records.

We are very selective about who can become a Recording Connection mentor. We know that our mentors are our brand, so we’re very picky about who we accept. Not surprisingly, our mentors work with the biggest names in music, and many of them have Gold and Platinum records on their walls.

Learn from true industry professionals with real accolades. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Real Job Placement Assistance.

We offer true job placement assistance for the first twelve months after you graduate from our school. We’re determined to help you find work.

We don't just give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. We help you find work. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Recommended by the Industry Pros.

More industry pros endorse the Recording Connection than any other audio school. They all agree that our school works and it’s really the only way to hedge your bets on breaking into the industry.

Many Industry Pros recommend us. Advantage: Recording Connection.


On the Inside Track from Day One.

From the get-go, you’ll be working in a real recording studio. You’ll be on the inside track from the beginning, gaining loads of real-world experience. When other recording school graduates start knocking on the door, you'll be the one who answers it.

The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Free Tutoring.

You’ll have free tutoring at any point in our program. All you have to do is ask for it and we’ll be there to help.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Connections. Lots of Connections.

Connections are the lifeblood of any creative industry. You need to know people in order to get your work out there. You need to get your work out there in order to get jobs. It’s a chicken and egg situation. But not with us. We help you gain the connections that you need in order to succeed.

Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.

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