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Thank you for applying to the Recording Connection apprenticeship program. We are very proud of our school and look forward to proving ourselves to you and your hardworking family. We know that you have choices and we understand that we must earn your trust.
The Recording Connection is like no other audio school. Here’s our approach:
We have spent the last 30 years redefining education in the arts. And that's the reason we are backed by the legends that make the music that you listen to. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. We are very serious about working hard for you and breaking you into your dream career. Please read everything below and share with your family and friends or click here to watch our videos about how our mentor/apprentice educational method works.
James Petula, CEO and Brian Kraft, COO


James Petulla, CEO
Brian Kraft, COO

Recording Connection partners with legendary film composer Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer

Grammy nominated Hip Hop star, Warren G. enrolls in our Apprenticeship Program!

Warren G.

Russell Simmons sends one of his kids to Recording Connection for audio training! Read more...

Russell Simmons

Our tuition is intentionally kept low to help your family afford our program.

With us you learn from a structured course as an apprentice in a real place of business.
This puts you in the right place to get hired.

Check out our Recording Curriculum here!

Take our Advanced Program in Pro Tools

Learn Live Sound in a real club
or on tour with Recording Connection!

Learn Ableton Live or Logic from a well-known
DJ or Electronic Musician

Azmyth Recording Studio

Our Apprenticeship Programs put you right next to the professionals who can hire you.

Ryan Adkins is a Recording Connection graduate turned full time studio owner and engineer, currently working with Mike Lyons at Azmyth Recording Studio in Indianapolis.
Together, Mike and Ryan have worked with everyone from Eminem (on the first D12 album) to Mike Posner, MTV ("Catfish," "Made"), and Project Pat. Currently, Ryan is working on mixing and tracking a few songs for "The Bleeding Keys."

F. Reid Shippen “Let the sheep go to SAE or Full Sail…I will break people into this business if they are good through your program. No other school can claim that.”
- F. Reid Shippen, nine-time Grammy Award-winning music mixer, engineer, producer


Ryan Hewitt “This is the program of the future. The old trade school model has been dead for years.”
- Ryan Hewitt, Audio Engineer, mixer, producer for Dixie Chicks, Phil Ramone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, blink-182 and more.

Legendary broadcaster Larry King of CNN and other esteemed networks, invited us on to his show to talk about what we do at the Recording Radio Film Connection and CASA Schools! In the interview, Mr. King gives us his full endorsement. Why? Because Larry King knows that this is a smart way to break into a career in audio, radio, culinary or film..... That's why.

Watch us on Larry King here:

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Hans Zimmer “The Recording Connection apprenticeship program is a very smart approach to breaking into the recording business. I endorse this school.”
- Hans Zimmer, Grammy Award-winning Composer for films including
The Dark Knight and The Lion King


Cameell Hanna “This is the best program in the world. The staff at RRFC, your curriculums and the way you treat your mentors is very special. I love you guys.”
- Cameell Hanna, Serenity West Studios

Recording Connection gets one of its students a job with Aerosmith!!!  Read more...


Recording Connection apprentice Chris Biggin becomes Chief Engineer!

Chris Biggin

Thousands of students placed in real jobs by Recording Connection!  Read more here!

Real Job Placement

Warren Huart"The Recording Connection puts students into a real-world work place. Students learn first-hand what it means to be in a recording session with producers, engineers, musicians and songwriters, it's on the job career training! You learn the practical, technical and people skills that cannot be found in any classroom. I highly recommend the Recording Connection."
- Warren Huart, producer for Better Than Ezra, The Killers


Tim Palmer"One of the many reasons that I endorse The Recording Connection Audio Institute is because they put you inside a real recording studio to apprentice under a real producer. I am generally not a supporter of many of the 'traditional' audio schools because in my experience they don’t teach the things you really need, and they don’t connect you into the business. The Recording Connection does."
- Tim Palmer, producer for U2, The Cure, Pearl Jam

The program has recently been featured on Larry King Now! and Dr. Drew's Lifechangers and is endorsed by some of the biggest names in Entertainment and Media.

Watch us on Dr. Drew’s
TV program Lifechangers

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Watch us on Grammy Award winner
Dave Pensado's hit show Pensado's Place

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Blake LaGrange Blake LaGrange graduated the Recording Connection in 2009 under mentor Steve Wetherbee at Golden Track Studio in 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.
Here's what President Barack Obama has to say about apprenticeships:
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Check out this report on student debt:
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Click here to watch videos about how our mentor/apprentice educational method works.

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