The Recording Connection
Washington, DC Audio School

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 Washington, DC studio?

ON LOCATION, OR REMOTE

We hit different and here is why:

Our nation’s capital is home to politicians and lobbyists and other legislative movers and shakers. There are also plenty of audio engineering schools in the Washington D.C. area to choose from. But how many offer the chance to sit in with an AUDIO ENGINEER OR MUSIC PRODUCTION PROFESSIONAL? Not for an hour or a few days, but for the entire length of the program?

That’s what sets the RECORDING CONNECTION AUDIO ENGINEERING educational experience apart. We set our curriculum based on your needs and what the industry demands. Working with the most current versions of Logic Pro or Ableton Live, how to set up a real-world studio for different acts, and how to make a living doing what you love.

But we also look at the cold, hard facts: a four-year university with name recognition may put you back $100,000! Wouldn’t that money be better spent on the gear you need, getting the car fixed, or paying the rent? The Recording Connection gives you the insider’s look at the recording arts at a fraction of the cost. Our programs – offered online or in person – take less than a year to complete.

Do you want a degree after four years, or start your career in audio engineering or music production from day one? You learn the business, build your brand, and bolster your portfolio all while getting comprehensive education in audio engineering and production.

Many of our students are working in the industry right now, even before they finished the program! Others get hired on at the studios they learned at while the most driven graduates start their own studios. Our gear is up to date, our mentors are cutting edge, and our programs are comprehensive. But it’s your life – how do you want to spend it?



How are we different than any other school?

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

Beyond the Beltway and Capital Hill, there are several different neighborhoods with a variety of cultures. No matter where you’re located in the area, getting into one of our Washington D.C. audio engineering control rooms is closer than you might think.Years ago, we were one of the first audio engineering schools to offer remote learning in the country. In-person or at home, our mentors will give you the same education. We feel we have the perfect mix of in-person music programs as well as virtual learning to elevate your love of music to making music your life.

Does A Career In Music Sound Too Good To Be True?  
It isn’t. You are too good to be true.

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It’s easy to find AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS in Washington, D.C. But we feel the Recording Connection offers you the best chance to establish a career in the music industry. Our programs include audio engineering, music production, beat-making, and more, taught in a recording studio environment by an industry professional.

Along with the technical side of audio engineering, the Washington, D.C., Recording Connection offers a curriculum that covers the music business side of the industry. Opportunities to build your brand and bulk up your portfolio walk through the studio doors every day. We’ll show you how to make the most of those opportunities.

After all - this is Washington D.C.! It’s not necessarily what you know, it’s who you know. Recording Connection mentors have worked with the biggest names in the music industry. Will you be there to help in the booth? Not if you’re in a university classroom.

It’s all part of the WASHINGTON D.C. RECORDING CONNECTION PROGRAM. A university may be well known, but after four years, all they offer is a degree. With us, you could already have three years of experience in audio production or as a live sound engineer. What makes more sense?

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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 Details

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 Details

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 / Beat Making Details

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 Details

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 Details

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.

Ableton Electronic Music Details

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 Producing Details

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 Details

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.

Live DJ Details

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 for Film and TV Details

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 Certification Details

Recording Connection provides unique, mentor-based programs that are affordable, so you can stay in control of your finances.

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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 Washington, DC
Recording Connection Advisor Team

Washington, DC Recording Connection Audio Institute

1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW #400
Washington, DC 20004

(202) 930-8040


Email: [email protected]