Blake LaGrange graduated in 2009 from Recording Connection under mentor Steve Weatherbee of Golden Track Studio, San Diego. “If you are already doing what you love and you go through the program using the resources at Recording Connection, you can succeed,” Blake said during a visit to Los Angeles Center Studios this week. Blake comes from a place of personal experience, as he currently owns and operates two of his own studios with a focus on EDM music.
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Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)
Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)
Music Producing Program
Hip Hop Producer Program
Live Sound Engineer
Learn from Legends
Logic Electronic Music
Post Production For Film and TV
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Your Washington, DC, Dist of Columbia
Recording School Alternative
Your WASHINGTON, DC AUDIO RECORDING SCHOOL
If you want to launch a career in audio recording in Washington, DC, look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION! We’re the only Washington, DC Recording School that gets you working as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual Washington, DC recording studio, where you will learn your choice of mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, trance, drum and bass, techno and more), club DJ and post production audio by working directly with the pros. Make no mistake: the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Washington, DC is to start inside a DC recording studio as an apprentice–and we’re the ones who can put you close to the action.
Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording trade school when for a fraction of that amount you can attend recording school inside a real recording studio. Play it smart, get on the inside track, and get your education in a real-world environment. Our RECORDING SCHOOL is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.
Located along the Potomac River between the states of Virginia and Maryland, Washington, DC is the nation’s capital and the seat of the U.S. federal government, filled with historic architecture and national memorials which attract tourists from all over the world. Washington, DC is also a hub for one of the most diverse music scenes anywhere, ranging from world-class classical music at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to a vibrant indie-underground scene. Jazz, folk, rock, punk, emo, funk, R&B, hardcore–you’ll find it all here. Washington, DC has even developed its own local flavor of music known as Go-Go, a blend of hip-hop, R&B and rap.
To meet the needs of this broad music scene, Washington, DC is home to numerous live venues (both large and small), as well as a number of quality recording studios. Whether your interest is in audio engineering and recording, live audio, mixing or mastering, there’s plenty to keep you busy here in Washington, DC.
The RECORDING CONNECTION's distinct advantage over other recording schools is our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. Rather than place you in a sterile academic environment, we put you in a real recording studio to be personally trained by a working audio professional on actual recording projects. As you learn, you'll be exposed to lots of important industry contacts who can solidify and further your career. Over 70 percent of our graduates go on to permanent industry work, and you could be next! Enroll in our Washington, DC RECORDING SCHOOL today, and let us get you on the fast track to your audio career.
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1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW #400
Washington, DC 20004
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Mo-Sa 12:00 - 21:00
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.Read our student success stories.
The Washington, DC, Dist of Columbia Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
The Recording Connection isn't just located in Washington, DC; we have locations all over the world, including throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. You don't have to relocate to attend our school because we can place you for training as an apprentice (extern) near where you live.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt.
If you’re concerned with attending a school and graduating with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, you needn't be with our program. We purposely keep our tuition low so that our students can focus on their careers, not worry about how they're going to pay their loans.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Train In a Real Recording Studio.
You’ll be studying and working in a real recording studio, not in a classroom. You won't just be learning how the gear works; you'll be learning the recording studio workplace dynamic firsthand.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’ll be taught by a mentor who has been assigned to you based upon your interests. If you’re interested in hip-hop, we’ll team you up with a hip-hop mentor. If country is your thing, we'll pair you with a country producer. It’s as simple as that. You’ll learn from them one-on-one in their professional recording studio.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Learn From People Who Make Gold Records.
Our audio school doesn’t mess around. We only team up with the best and brightest. Our credibility depends on our mentors, which is why are selective about who teaches our students. Our mentors work with the best in the business, and many of them have Gold and Platinum Records.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
A Real Job Placement Assistance Program.
Are you concerned about finding employment post graduation? Don’t be! We have a special program that will help you find work if you need it. (Although you probably won't—many of our apprentices get hired upon graduation.)
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Thousands of Professional Endorsements.
We’re the only audio engineering and sound technician school that is recommended by thousands of pros. We’re that awesome. People in this business love us. We rock. There’s no way around it.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
On The Inside Track From Day One.
A huge factor in the success of our students is that they are learning on the inside. We know it’s cool to work in a studio. That’s great. But it also makes you an industry insider, giving you a huge advantage when it's time for you to find work.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We offer free, unlimited tutoring to anyone who needs it. 'Nuff said.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Real Industry Connections to Advance Your Career.
Connections are everything to someone in a creative field. They enable you to do the work you want to do. That’s why it’s so important to take the time to network while you’re in the studio because the people you meet there could fundamentally alter the course of your career. With the Washington, DC Recording Connection, you'll be in daily contact with real industry pros you'd never meet in a classroom.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.