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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School Virginia BeachNot like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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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 Virginia Beach studio?

On Location, Or Remote.

Our audio engineering classes hit different and here is why:

Known as the first region, Virginia Beach is steeped in history. The Recording Connection AUDIO ENGINEERING CLASSES IN VIRGINIA BEACH already has a step in the future. Traditional audio production degree programs at four-year universities or trade schools require prerequisites, multiple years of schooling, and may leave you in up to $100,000 in debt when you’re done.

And what do you have to show for it? The Recording Connection has revolutionized the way audio engineering, music production, sound design, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering are taught. Instead of attending a “name” university on the other side of the country, away from family and friends, we put you in the middle of the action right here at home.

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 Virginia Beach 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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Soul Haven – John Terrell

Soul Haven – John Terrell

Engineer / Producer
Worked With: Lost Element, A$AP Ferg

As a long-time musician, producer and engineer, Recording Connection mentor John Terrell is a music industry veteran who works with acts ranging from rising alt-pop act Lost Element to rapper A$AP Ferg. Operating out of Soul Haven Studios in Virginia Beach, VA, John has a passion not only for teaching, but also for helping his students find their own place in a diverse music industry (the mark of a true mentor).

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

The Virginia Beach metro area is the most populous in Virginia. So while it may be easy to find a Virginia Beach studio relatively easily, finding an audio engineering or post-production program to learn from is tricky at best. If you live in Princess Anne, Dam Neck, or Salem, the Recording Connection has you covered. Even if you live in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, or surrounding areas, The Recording Connection is never too far away. Why? As one of the first audio engineering schools in the music business to offer remote learning, you can still find yourself inside a professional recording studio even if you’re in your home. If you have a fast enough computer, storage space, and wifi, you can take our programs from a boat in the middle of Hampton Roads if you wanted. What university or trade school offers that kind of flexibility?

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Revolutionary Music and Audio Engineering Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

Even if traditional schools could offer everything THE RECORDING CONNECTION AUDIO ENGINEER SCHOOL does - flexibility, a tenth of the cost, six and nine-month programs - we feel there’s something they just can’t offer. Opportunity. Even with the latest digital audio workstations (Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or Pro Tools), the best instruction, and name recognition, what touring hip hop stars or pop music powerhouses will visit a school to record their latest hit or polish their publisher’s music? At Recording Connection, our mentors have worked with the biggest names in the music industry. In many cases, our mentors ARE some of the biggest names in the music industry. You’ll have the opportunities to work with touring pros, learn from industry insiders, and meet the people that can help your career. This is your life, though. You have a decision to make: Walk away with a piece of paper and a pat on the back from a university, or work with the people already in the business, build your brands, and expand your portfolio in nine months? Many of our graduates find work after finishing or even while they’re still in the program. What sounds better to you?

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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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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Virginia Beach Recording Connection Audio Institute

5239 Challedon Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 279-7980

Email: [email protected]

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