A Real Online Music Production School


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.

Our curriculum is based on the real world. But we also realize you live in the real world, too. Maybe you can’t travel 100 or even 70 miles to learn audio engineering and music production from sound engineers. Maybe you have a job to pay the bills, lack transportation, or even want to stay safe when a worldwide pandemic hits.

The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools has your back. Even before Covid-19 hit the U.S. in February of 2020, we have been designing remote learning opportunities for students wanting to learn from audio professionals working in the music industry.

Want to learn electronic music production or create video game hooks on the latest digital audio workstation (DAW) from an audio engineer in L.A., but live in Virginia Beach? Now you can!


Students and mentors meet via Zoom conferencing software. Students can share their screen with the mentor (or the other way around) and get immediate, live feedback on any project they may be working on. Through this technology, the mentor can hear what’s coming out of your DAW directly into their headphones or monitors.

But the RECORDING CONNECTION takes it to the next level. Your mentors can remotely control the student’s computer to point out and mistakes, adjustments, or ideas during the student’s session. In many ways, this is more productive than in-person training because you and the mentor aren’t working on one computer. Both you and the monitor have full access during the class.

Although this method takes you out of the studio, you’ll actually get more time to improve your sound or work on your portfolio. You’ll be more hands-on with the DAW than ever before, more projects are started and completed, and your knowledge of the software grows exponentially.

Working with both an academic facilitator/faculty and the mentor, you will get all the necessary software you need, eBooks to study from, and become more familiar with the computer or laptop you’re working with. Our externs learn so much, a few have returned to act as mentors themselves.


But you may be asking yourself: how does an immersive experience work hundreds of miles away or from the opposite coast? Years ago, we were one of the first ONLINE SCHOOLS to offer an online Audio Engineering & Music Production program coupled with an externship. And we’ve perfected the practice through the years.

Other music production schools online may offer some YouTube videos or standard instruction on how to use Ableton Live or Logic Pro. The music production online courses may offer an hour or two of virtual learning that can be applied during externship courses or during practice exercises.


Meet Our Mentors

Our mentors have worked with the biggest names in the industry, won the biggest awards, and worked on platinum-selling albums. And now you get to work with them.

Andy Shoemaker, Rax Trax Recording

John Davis

1988 Entertainment

Southern Eagle Music Group

Writer’s Room Recording Studio

Madison Records / The Oates Music


With the Recording Connection Audio Engineering & Music Production and online certificate, many of our graduates have gone on to work at the studios they learned in, found work at different studios through the connections they made, and even started their own studios. They made the most of their opportunities to make the most of their lives.

Now is the time for you to AMPLIFY YOUR LIFE. With Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools, you can do it no matter where your life is.