Learn 1 on 1
in studios like these

Your behind the scenes, on the inside, all access pass to the music industry begins here in the very recording studios where the music you listen to was made.

Say Yes to Learning 1 on 1
Say Yes to Learning at Your Own Pace
Say Yes to Learning Inside a Real Real Recording Studio
Say Yes to Private Tutoring
Say Yes to Breaking Women into the Industry
Say Yes to Learning By Doing
Say Yes to Apprenticing under an Industry Pro
Say Yes to Inside Access and Industry Connections


CHALLENGE #1: Having enough connections to land a gig.

Many audio students graduate to find that they are now competing with thousands of people for a limited amount of jobs.

SOLUTION: The Recording Connection trains you inside a real recording studio where you can be educated as an apprentice (extern) as you make the connections to find a job, a gig, freelance and permanent work in audio. 

CHALLENGE #2: Getting enough work experience to become employable in the real world.

Many audio students graduate to discover they have no “real world experience”.

SOLUTION:  The Recording Connection not only trains you privately with our curriculum, but we also show you how to perform in the real world by letting you observe, assist and work on real sessions with your mentor. 

CHALLENGE #3: Getting enough hands-on time to become skilled on the gear.

Many audio students struggle to schedule enough experience on the equipment.

SOLUTION: The Recording Connection guarantees that you will have plenty of time with your mentor, and we will always get you into the studio to practice your chops. We also guarantee you free, unlimited tutoring. We give you one-on-one training as an apprentice (extern), and we stand by it.

We have been training students as apprentices for 30 years, but we are growing at an exponential pace. That’s why Hip-Hop Legend Russell Simmons, CNN’s Dr. Drew, TV’s Judge Mathis and Grammy Award Winner Dave Pensado have all recently sent us students to be educated as Recording Connection apprentices. 

+ Are you ready to learn by doing?
+ Are you ready to learn on the job as you make your own music under the guidance of a pro music producer?
+ Are you ready to get not just your foot in the door but your entire body inside?
+ Are you ready to meet the pros and apprentice (extern) for them?


These are actual studios around the U.S. Where Recording Connection students are learning right now:

Learn Audio Engineering in a Real Recording Studio

The smart student learns audio engineering here:

Learn Audio Engineering inside a Real Recording Studio

Ask yourself: With our program, this could be your classroom:

Your Classroom is a Real Recording Studio

Gain industry connections as you learn in a room like this:

Learn Music Producing one on one in a Professional Recording Studio

Imagine learning the art of music producing as you make connections here:

Learn from a Real Audio Engineer inside His or Her Recording Studio

To make it as a music producer, you must know how a real studio works.

Your  Classroom is a Real Recording Studio

Build valuable work experience in a real music studio.

Learn Audio Engineering one on one in a Professional Recording Studio

Sit next to a mentor and learn privately here:

Learn Inside a Real Recording Studio from a Professional Audio Engineer

With us, you learn audio engineering and music producing here:

Your Classroom is in a Real Recording Studio

Gain valuable real-world experience on-the-job here:

Learn Music Producing inside a Real Recording Studio

With us, you learn one-on-one in a control room like this one:

Your Classroom is a Real Recording Studio

Imagine sitting with a mentor in front of this board.

Learn Music Producing inside a Real Recording Studio

Get Connected as Your Learn Audio Here:

Your Classroom is a Real Recording Studio

Get real world experience working with bands in a studio like this one:

Learn Music Producing inside a Real Recording Studio

A room like this is one of the best places to learn to produce and record:

Learn Inside a Real Recording Studio from a Professional Sudio Engineer

Mom: How does it your school work? I have so many questions, and I need answers.

And it’s our job to answer them all. Why don’t we give you a tour so you can see for yourself.

The Recording Connection is the school that puts you in the door of a real professional recording studio. This studio is your classroom, but that’s not all. With the Recording Connection, your classroom inside a studio like this is all for you.

With The Recording Connection, you never have to fight over lab time, worry about overcrowded classrooms, or fighting for your teacher’s attention, because with us, you are the only student. It’s just you and your mentor who trains you privately and at your own pace.

Dad: Where is your school located?

We offer you the opportunity to go to school in a recording studio everywhere in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK. We are the school that comes to you. Fill out a free application to set up your no-cost personal tour of a real life professional recording studio near you.

Dad: Why is it so important to go to a school inside a real studio?

Great question. Let us tell you why. In order to make it in the music business, your son or daughter needs to GET IN the music business.

To get in, you need to learn INSIDE a real environment where you can learn the tricks of the trade as you make connections.

The importance of interacting with real life engineers, music producers and their clients cannot be overstated. You must learn where you want to work. It’s all about being seen by the people doing the hiring.

Student: Does this mean you guarantee jobs once I’m finished with The Recording Connection?

NO. OF COURSE NOT. We are guaranteeing only access, but make no mistake: this access is essential to your success.

Think about it: we put you in the door, we guarantee you a one-on-one education inside a real studio, free tutoring, Pro Tools, and a year of Job Placement if you don’t get hired by the studio you train at. There are no guarantees in life, but let’s be real and honest.

Does this approach stack the deck in your favor? Doesn’t it make sense to learn the music industry from inside it?
If you’re paying attention, the answer is YES.

Student: How often do I attend my private class inside a real recording studio?

We get you inside the studio for a minimum of 2 DAYS A WEEK, but here’s another advantage: If you are hard working, available, and dedicated, you can go to the studio as much as 5 times per week. Or heck — 7 times per week. Many of our students spend up to 12 hours per day in the studio, while others choose a part time approach. Either way, we are here for you. You can do this full time or part time nights and weekends.

Mom: So this is an apprenticeship (externship)? What is an apprenticeship (externship) exactly?

Apprentices learn on the job, they learn one-on-one, and they learn from a professional, in this case an audio engineer, sound technician, or music producer. Make not mistake, apprentices are students just like in regular school, only it gets better:

Because they get ON THE JOB, PRIVATE ATTENTION. Our students learn from books and materials but what makes this extra special is our students learn hands-on INSIDE a real recording studio. You get your hands on the gear, you get your hands dirty, so to speak. The only way you are ever going to get a job in this business is to get inside and learn from a pro.

This allows you the student to show your teacher, the mentor, what you are made of from the very first class day.

It's not too good to be true!

Student: This sounds too good to be true. Is it?

Look, don’t take our word for it. Why don’t you listen to our students and graduates talk about their experiences with us? Feel free to visit this link and watch their video reviews.

Mom: I’m not complaining, but how can the tuition be so low?

Face it, fair market value says we could charge 30 thousand dollars for this, but we don’t. We believe in keeping costs low and helping people break into the business. You may be cynical and you may think that there is some catch but the fact is, there isn’t.

This is real. And we have endorsements from over 500 real life music producers and audio engineers and recording studio owners to prove it. When you’re ready, check out our endorsement page.

Student: Do I need any experience?


Student: So how am I learning, is this structured?

OH YES, IT IS STRUCTURED. We give you hands-on assignments, project-based homework, core fundamental workshops, private tutoring in the studio, and private online tutoring with our state of the art technology.


With us you learn at the pace of one comprehensive module lesson per week. The work is intensive, comprehensive and perhaps best of all, tailored to your goals.


Student: When I’m done and once I get work, how much can I make in the music business?

Like any career, it varies. You are going to start off paying your dues and making a lower wage, but the goal is to live your dreams and make music for a living. Your goals it oget paid big for doing what you love. The only way that is ever going to happen is to get yourself inside a real recording studio so you can begin to show the world what you’re made of.

What are you made of?

Student: Who are your teachers and what are their credentials?

Our teachers or mentors own and work in the studios where these artists record their records. You will learn where Beyonce recorded, where U2 recorded, where Jay Z recorded, where Lil Wayne recorded, where Blake Shelton recorded, where Radiohead recorded, where Deadmau5 recorded, where Skrillex recorded, and more. Some of our students have even met and worked with these artists. See, the point is with The RC, by learning inside a real recording studio, you are exposing yourself to the top artists making the music that has inspired you to live an extraordinary life.

Student: So you put me inside a real recording studio, do you match me with my favorite type of music?

Yes we do. If you are into hip-hop we will try to place you in a hip-hop studio. Rock students go to rock studios, etc. But let’s get real: if you want to make it in this business you need to be versatile. You need to be able to work in all genres and be all things music to all types of clients. Also the Recording Connection believes in what we call the Cross Genre Principle — this means we will train you to be a certified Recording Connection Audio Professional who can work in all genres. This unique approach to learning enables you to maximize your chances for success.

Student: So once I’m done with your program, if I’m not hired at the studio I trained at, how do I get a job?

There are 4 ways we help you:

  1. Your mentor is a successful producer; he or she therefore knows hundreds of people. If you have impressed your mentor, he or she will got the extra mile for you and introduce you to those friends.
  2. As a Recording Connection student you will be interacting with clients — clients that have money and contacts. Money + contacts = jobs.
  3. Job Placement — we have real job placement. We will call hundreds of studios in our network for you, we will teach you how to market yourself with our social media and internet marketing Curriculum.
  4. If you’re good and there is not job, you may just find that the studio creates a job for you because they like you. Because you are on the inside, you have developed relationship and this affords you the opportunity to create positions where none had existed previously. For example, one of our students in Los Angeles was recently given a job as a drum tech after working for the band Aerosmith whom he met as a Recording Connection student.

Student: My parents want me to get a degree in music but I’m not sure they understand how the music business works. What do you say?

Degrees are pretty, parents love them, and the yare they are lovely to hang on your wall, but they carry little or no weight in the music business.

The only things that have real value in the music industry is are experience and connections. The same can be said for most careers these days, but in the music business even more so. Studio owners, music executives, artists and producers who are hiring will never ask for your degree and in fact telling them you have one often alerts them to the fact that you have NO EXPERIENCE.

Get educated, get connected and save money. By attending The RC Recording Connection, you are doing all of these things and more.

Student: How do I get started?

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Brian Kraft

by Brian Kraft
Chief Academic Officer and COO
for Recording, Radio, Film and Culinary Connection

Chances are you dream of getting into the music business as an audio engineer, music producer, studio owner, record label executive or performer. In other words, your goal is to figure out a way to spend as much time as possible inside a recording studio where music gets made.

There's a saying, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Imagine yourself, and where you are as point one, and your goal—the recording studio—as point two. Doesn't it make sense to get from point one to point two as quickly as possible? The average student gets sidetracked the day they step foot on campus. They've just added a third point on the journey to their goal. They've actually made their journey longer. On the other hand, The Recording Connection student starts at point two—the recording studio—from day one. Which approach do you think will get you to your goal first?

Here's how it works. Once you've applied to The Recording Connection, you will next speak to an admissions counselor. They will talk with you to gauge your passion and interest and commitment to becoming an audio engineer or music producer. Based on the type of music you like, and what your goals are, they will match you with a recording studio (and that studio's senior audio engineer or music producer) in your area and setup an appointment for you to interview at this recording studio. Your future mentor (the audio engineer or music producer you will be interviewing with) will use this interview to decide if he wants to teach you.

If you are a prima donna, think you're entitled, have a bad attitude, show up late, or don't seem engaged your journey will end here. But, if you have the right attitude, express enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge, and see this as the opportunity it truly is, then you've taken the first step on your journey to becoming a music producer or audio engineer. Your mentor will do his best to teach you, both the technical side of things and the business side of things—and everything in between—with the goal always on getting you connected so you can find work upon graduation. Your mentor will serve as your guide to your journey.

By the way, while you are on your tour of the recording studio take a look around and see if you can spot any degrees or certificates of completion on the studio's walls. You won't. That's because they don't mean anything in the music business. What you will see on the walls, if the recording studio is any good, are Gold Records. Look around any of those overpriced trade schools. You won't see any Gold Records. Then ask yourself, why would you take a detour by going to a trade school, when you can go straight to the recording studio with The Recording Connection?

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