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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 Seattle 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: 

In 1989, the Recording Connection opened its doors, offering a new way to learn. We removed the classroom and replaced it with a professional SEATTLE RECORDING STUDIO. We removed the professor looking for tenure with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER cranking out the hits of today. We replaced the four-year university timeline with six to nine month programs.

More than three decades later, our mentors are still cranking out the hits, still working with state of the art gear, and still giving their students a totally immersive experience. Why work from a recycled syllabus, fight for facetime with the instructor, or learn on outdated equipment?

We understand there are many Seattle audio engineering & music production schools to choose from. What Recording Connection offers is something completely different. Our mentors utilize the curriculum around your needs, set a schedule to fit your life, and can even expose you to professional recording sessions almost from day one.

And you don’t need to wait until the “next enrollment period.” When you’re ready to work, we’re here for you. So many other educational institutions make you bend to their expectations, their schedules, their classes. At Recording Connection, we make it about 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!

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

Although synonymous with the Grunge music explosion of the late 80s, the Emerald City music scene has always been home to an eclectic, wide-ranging music world. As the largest musical outpost in the Pacific Northwest, there are many audio engineering and music production schools in Seattle to choose from. But what if you live outside the city, in Bremerton, Redmond, or Renton? Getting in and out of the city can be a tough proposition. And when a worldwide pandemic closes everything down, most of those schools aren’t even allowed to open up. For the past two decades, Seattle Recording Connection has been perfecting the way we do remote learning. Providing our students with digital audio workstations, e-books, and all the online access they need, you’ll be able to take our programs from the security of your own home. How many of those other traditional schools will do that for you?

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Audio and Music Production Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

Seattle offers a unique blend of gritty local acts, more polished regional artists, and large enough venues to hold even the biggest stars in the industry today. Your mentor will have worked with any number of genres, from indie-pop to EDM to hip hop to metal. From single artists to folksie trios to full ensembles. When you’re working with a mentor, they won’t just close the studio down. This is their life - they can’t put it on hold for several hours a day. Which gives you the perfect chance to see how they move around the consoles, work with the talent, and take charge of the studio. As you grow your knowledge base and technical skill, you can be asked to do more than set up the mics or run cables. Exhibit a responsible, professional demeanor, and that you’re learning and applying those skills during your time as a student and you’ll get your chance to shine. Perhaps more than anything, there’s one, single biggest thing the Recording Connection can provide. Opportunity. Each session will act as an interview for a future client or employer. The hardest working people in our programs have gone on the road with touring bands, become artists’ own recording engineers, hitting the road with them across Europe, been hired as in-house engineers, or have even been hired on at the studios they learned. Every day is a new day to show just how indispensable you are. The music business is built up by word of mouth almost more than anything else. Our mentors are some of the most respected audio engineers and music producers in the industry. A good word from them could go a long way to set up your career in the music business. But if you don’t put in the time, effort, sweat, and tears, what are the chances they’ll say anything at all?

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 Seattle Students have to Say About Recording Connection

I cant express how much I've been able to finally have a grip on sound design, workflow, Ableton, so many aspects of making music and the industry as a whole! I came into the program having an idea of where I wanted to go and without a doubt I have been able to surpass that goal. Working with my student facilitator Sam Zulfer, and my student mentor Lucas Abend has been nothing but fun, informative, and filled with great energy! Being able to work with such talented and professional players in the industry definitely has given me the up and knowledge I needed to get my career as a music producer started. Thank you very much to the Recording Connection Audio Institute, the wonderful mentors, facilitators, and options this program has opened for me. I would 10/10 recommend this to anyone trying to take their art to the next level!

Perry Jarrett in Bothell, Washington

The Recording Connection is a very unique opportunity for creatives looking to get into music production. I went through the 6 month Ableton music production mentorship. They recommended mentor Sam Ryan to me based on my goals and I couldn’t be happier. Sam Ryan is incredibly knowledgeable and an expert in his craft. He explains music production from a fundamental level so that you can actually think for yourself when you’re out on your own. You’ll be amazed with the things you learn. I feel like I’ve crammed 2 years of experience into just 6 months. That’s the power of one-on-one-mentorship. Plus I’m more of a hands on learner, so seeing the principles put into action was crucial for me. Getting to also come along to studio recording and mixing sessions with professional musicians is amazingly valuable and a real eye opener. Hunter Arbaugh from student services was great as well, always ready to jump on a remote session with me if I ever needed a hand when working on my own stuff. And on top of all that, they work with you for a year after the program to help you find work and pursue your dreams after the program. Gervais Maillard has been great in helping me focus my efforts on getting jobs that will help me achieve my ultimate goal of becoming an independent artist. If you want guidance and direction in your music journey, this program couldn’t be better!

Michael Sullivan in Mount Vernon, Washington

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Seattle Recording Connection Audio Institute

801 Second Ave<br />Suite 800 #8034
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 504-1711

Seattle Recording Connection Audio Institute

301 NE 191st St
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 922-8970

Seattle Recording Connection Audio Institute

5641 195th Ave East
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
(253) 299-4085

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