The Recording Connection
Audio Engineering School St. Louis

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 St. Louis 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:

Most of you know the daily routine of going to school. Wake up early, hustle to a dreary classroom, fight for the attention of the teacher, take classes you really don’t care about, and do it all again four more times during the week. And when you finally graduate, they want you to do it again for four more years?

The Recording Connection doesn’t think that makes a whole lot of sense, either. That’s why we offer one-on-one learning opportunities with a ST. LOUIS MUSIC PRODUCER that bases the curriculum on what YOU want to learn. On your schedule. In a real-world ST. LOUIS AUDIO RECORDING STUDIO.

You won’t be working on worn-out gear or outdated software, you’ll get hands-on experience with the same digital audio workstations used by professionals around the world. This isn’t a lab you attend once a week – you’ll be fully immersed in the music-making business during the first week.

Here’s the kicker: no prerequisites! Whether you’ve been messing around with music for years, were part of the school marching band, or just can’t imagine a day without music, our ST. LOUIS AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION PROGRAM is for you. Bring drive, determination, and an unwavering belief in yourself and we’ll provide the foundation.



How are we different than other music 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

Beer, Bluegrass, and the Blues. St. Louis is iconic for many things, not the least of which is its historic music roots. So finding a ST. LOUIS AUDIO ENGINEER SCHOOL in the birthplace of jazz should be easy enough. But how many of them will teach you in your home?

Although Covid-19 forced many educational institutions to shut down, the Recording Connection in St. Louis never missed a beat. For the past two decades, we’ve been perfecting our work-from-home curriculum. If you have a fast enough computer and access to reliable internet, you’ll receive a digital audio workstation and virtual one-on-one time with our mentors.

The convenience of learning remotely is just one more way we put our students first. When in-studio learning is available, our mentors will work around your schedule. After all, ST. LOUIS MUSIC PRODUCTION isn’t a 9-to-5 job. Our mentors are willing to work around your schedule, allowing you to keep your day job and deal with other day-to-day obligations.

Does A Career In The Music Industry Sound Too Good To Be True?  
It isn’t. You are too good not to be true to your dreams. Get Started Now.

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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.



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We have a
high job placement rate.

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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.

Iconic Music and Audio Engineering Programs


Work with the Stars and Amplify



With Recording Connection, you’ll establish a baseline of learning and gain experience while working side by side with your mentor. How to move around the studio, how to set up a studio, and how to get the most out of your clients. If you have the initiative to learn, if you make yourself NEEDED, people will notice.

Many of our students go on to work with the very mentors they learned under. Others are hired by artists to travel on the road with. A few even go on to open their own studios and bring in work from acts they worked with during the program. But they made it happen for themselves - nothing will be given to you.

Learn about the music business from the inside. Build your brand, stock your portfolio, and network with the very people who may need your services in the very near future. We feel this is the most important aspect of the St. Louis Recording Connection. Working and learning from the people who’ve already “made it” gives you a leg up on the competition.

And we do it all in nine months and at a fraction of the cost of a traditional college program. What do you have after spending time at a four-year university, besides a piece of paper and six figures of debt? Isn’t it time you chose the education for the life you want to lead?

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St. Louis 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

Immersive Music 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 Audio School

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 Production Certification

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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2nd Mentor: 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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2nd Mentor: 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!

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 St. Louis
Recording Connection Advisor Team

St. Louis Recording Connection Audio Institute

7733 Forsyth Blvd #1100
St. Louis, MO 63105

(314) 449-9199

St. Louis Recording Connection Audio Institute

2327 Marconi Street
St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 254-4860


Email: [email protected]


Hours: Mo-Sa 11:00 - 20:00