The Recording Connection is an industry-recognized school alternative, a program area of the Recording, Radio, Film and CASA Schools (RRFC). Our programs and workshops are designed to train you for a career as an audio engineer or music producer, live music engineer, DJ, or beat maker and to give you the opportunity to break into the industry by helping you gain real-world experience and connections. We accomplish all this by our mentored externship approach, in which we pair you with a real music producer or audio engineer who trains you one-on-one in an actual recording studio, combining a structured-yet-flexible curriculum with hands-on training. By learning on-the-job, you not only learn skills like how record, produce and mix, but you also have the opportunity to learn the inner workings of the industry and make valuable connections with other industry professionals who can help establish your career.
First established in 1989, the Recording Connection has placed thousands of students as working externs in real recording studios throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia and the U.K. We partner with hundreds of professional producers and engineers to mentor our students, including many who have worked with some of the biggest artists in the business. We screen all our mentors carefully to ensure that they have the knowledge and proven experience to help our students launch their careers.