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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School Washington, DCNot like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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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 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 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 Washington, DC 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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Blue Room Productions, Conrad Osipowicz

Blue Room Productions, Conrad Osipowicz

When it comes to audio engineering, they don’t come with a much deeper bank of experience as Recording Connection mentor Conrad Osipowicz. In his years of experience, not only has he engineered and produced a wide range of acts in the studio, but he’s also worked extensively in live audio (including heading up the live mix department of a high-profile Boston radio station) and even testing new products for major companies like Cakewalk.

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Study with Blue Room Productions, Conrad Osipowicz

The Root Studio, Mark Moreau

The Root Studio, Mark Moreau

Two time Grammy-award-winning audio engineer and music producer Marc Moreau of The Root Studio has decades of recording industry experience and insight to share with those he trains as a Recording Connection mentor. Helping aspiring engineers and music makers develop personalized workflows that work for them and incorporating students’ projects into their lessons are two hallmarks of Marc’s hands-on approach to education.

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Study with The Root Studio, Mark Moreau

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

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.

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Higher Education Music and Audio Production Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

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?

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.

Electronic Music Production School with AbletonElectronic Music Production School with Ableton

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.

Hip Hop School and Beat MakingHip Hop School and Beat Making

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Logic ProElectronic Music Production School with Logic Pro

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.

Music Production SchoolMusic Production School

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.

Audio Engineering SchoolAudio Engineering School

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Here's what Former Washington, DC Students have to Say About Recording Connection

RRFC provided me with an opportunity to learn music engineering along side producers and engineers in a live studio. The one on one time with my mentor gave me the chance to learn up close and have the chance to learn hands on rather than online or in a classroom. I was able to see and use more equipment and learn about different devices and their purposes while being in the studio. I also was able to develop a relationship with the people who worked in the studio along for me to share ideas and ask questions from them.

Ryan Martini in Chevy Chase, Maryland

This program has helped me so much from starting with no knowledge of Audio Engineering To knowing the basics of studio etiquette, studio equipment, and professional techniques that studio engineers use. All within 6 months not a lengthy 2 year program with a large amount of kids begging for the teachers attention, It's just you and your mentor helping you every step of the way. If you are looking to learn audio engineering Recording Connection is the affordable and better way to go. I loved the program learning was extremely fun.

Jalen Clayton in Fairfax, Virginia

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Washington, DC Recording Connection Audio Institute

1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW #400
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 930-8040

Email: [email protected]

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