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Audio and Music Production School in Cleveland, Ohio

Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

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).

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

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Your Cleveland, Ohio MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

We hit different and here is why: 

What can you say about Cleveland and its place in the music-making universe? Its history is steeped in different kinds of music. DJ Alan Freed turned Cleveland into a bit of a rock and roll hot spot back in the day and now it’s the location of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Every year, some of the biggest names in the music industry find their way to Cleveland for induction ceremonies.

There’s plenty of music to be made the rest of the year, too. Although there are cities with more historical cache (Chicago to the West, Detroit to the West, New York to the East, and Atlanta to the South), Cleveland makes no bones about their own musical pedigree.

Which makes it the perfect place for you to learn how the music industry works. Recording Connection will place you in a fully immersive environment alongside a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER. Other Cleveland audio production or music production schools put you in a classroom, offering little hands on instruction. With us it’s all about getting your hands dirty.

You’ll still take the time to understand about music theory, the physiology of sound, and how you perceive certain sounds. But, unlike conventional schools, with Recording Connection you’ll put the information to use almost immediately with standard industry audio gear that has been used for decades as well as the newest technology.

Where better to hear your evolution as a music producer than inside a CLEVELAND RECORDING STUDIO? Traditional audio engineering schools may have occasional lab time where you can work a few hours a week. The Cleveland Recording Connection flips the script – it’s almost all lab time with us, though your “lab” isn’t a lab at all—it’s a legit, open-for-business recording studio.  

And instead of working with other students, you’ll be working up and coming local acts, established regional groups, and if you’re lucky, international stars looking to work before performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or record when they’re passing through, on-tour. Think that kind of experience can be replicated in a classroom? 

We feel we offer a better way to learn about audio engineering and music production in Cleveland. And we know we offer it for less money and less time than traditional four-year “name” universities. We have hundreds of testimonials and success stories from past graduates. Now is the time to amplify your life.

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

You don’t have to go into extreme debt to go to Music Production and Audio Engineering School

We can train you in a real recording studio for far less. Play it smart–get on the inside track, and get connected as you get educated. Our audio recording school is a highly effective and affordable way to start your audio engineering career.

You’ll still take the time to understand music theory, the physiology of sound, and how you perceive certain sounds. But, unlike conventional schools, with Recording Connection you’ll put the information to use almost immediately with standard industry audio gear that has been used for decades as well as the newest technology.

Where better to hear your evolution as a music producer than inside a CLEVELAND RECORDING STUDIO? Traditional audio engineering schools may have occasional lab time where you can work a few hours a week. The Cleveland Recording Connection flips the script – it’s almost all lab time with us, though your “lab” isn’t a lab at all—it’s a legit, open-for-business recording studio.

CLOSE TO HOME OR IN YOUR HOME

10 Miles, 10 Blocks, or 10 Seconds away from your future

With so many opportunities to learn from and work with the best, there’s really no reason to leave Cleveland at all to pursue a career in the music industry. But as the events of 2020 and beyond have shown us, being able to leave your home for any reason isn’t always possible.

Even when we’re not in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, getting to school the traditional way isn’t always easy. Lucky for you, the CLEVELAND RECORDING CONNECTION is anything but traditional. For decades, along with in-studio training, we’ve been offering remote learning opportunities to those that need them.  

And no one would describe the music industry as standard, either. Audio engineers and music producers need to be agile, willing to work at any time, often with little notice. With remote learning, you’ll have the ability to train in a one-on-one manner with your mentor. If you have questions, all you have to do is ask. Want to get their advice on your latest track? Want to get a pro’s advice and have conversations, not lectures, that’s how we do it. All you need is a fast enough computer, strong internet or wifi, and a willingness to work as hard as you can when in the (virtual) studio

LOCATIONS IN CLEVELAND

Recording Connection

2206 Superior Viaduct Ste 101
Cleveland, OH 44113

(216) 270-6160
Recording Connection

5000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103

(216) 249-6295

Featured Cleveland Music Production 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.

WHAT WE OFFER

Work With the Stars or Amplify Your Sound

If you’re looking to learn about the music business, from behind the glass or even in the business office, the Cleveland Recording Connection has everything you need to build a solid foundation. Our mentors often have years of experience, they work in real-world studios, many even own them, and they know how to bring in clients (that means get paid).

And that last part is important because, and this is no secret, making it in the music industry involves who you know as much as what you know. Cleveland Recording Connection puts you in position to start making those connections. How many traditional institutions bring those music job opportunities to you?

Now is not the time to pick and choose who you want to “meet.” Our mentors work in hip hop and folk, bluegrass and EDM, and rap and rock and roll. The fatter your list of contacts, the busier you’ll be. And while we make the introductions, it’s up to you to make a good first impression. 

What will these potential clients remember about you? Playing on your phone or setting the mics? Making unsolicited observations or quietly observing the process? Adding to the session or making it about yourself? First impressions are important because they turn into lasting impressions.

The Recording Connection will design the program to fit your needs, both in terms of your schedule (work, family, etc.) and how experienced you are. Whether you’ve produced your own tracks, or just download the tracks you like, our mentors and Academic Facilitators will work with you to find the perfect balance.

It isn’t too good to be true—it’s just how we’ve been doing it for decades. And we’ve been doing it well. Our hardest working students have gone on to work at the recording studios they learned in, while others have found work at other studios based on their mentor’s recommendations. 

Some students have even been hired to go on the road with clients halfway through the program! Our graduates worked hard and learned enough to open their own studios, gone on the road with Beyoncé, Aminé, A$AP Rocky, and more. These are the opportunities Recording Connection trains you to take advantage of.

But your success is up to you. To make it happen, YOU need to put in the work. This isn’t a hobby; our mentors are professionals – don’t waste their time. Think of it like this: when you put in the effort at a four-year university, you’ll get a diploma. Put in the effort with Recording Connection, and you could walk away with a job after nine months.

What makes more sense?

CLEVELAND MENTOR INFORMATION

The heart of Rock and Roll may very well be found in Cleveland, so why not work with the audio engineers and music producers that keep it beating? Recording Connection mentors in Cleveland have worked with Flogging Molly, The Pussycat Dolls, Judas Priest, Michael Bolton, R. Kelly, Relient K, and Kid Cudi. Trent Reznor? At one time he interned at one of our recording studios.

Using the most powerful hardware (SSL 4056 G+ Consoles), the most trusted instruments Steinway Grand Pianos and more), and the most up-to-date recording software (Pro Tools HD), our mentors are prepared for whatever act comes through their doors. And all of that gear can be available to you through Recording Connection and with the trust you earn from your mentor.

Why fly thousands of miles to attend a four-year university that may be dealing with outdated equipment, or worse: outdated pros who haven’t been in a real, commercial studio for years? Want to patiently watch while they rehash a five-year-old syllabus or do you want to start learning and get going now? Start now and you can graduate in just a matter of months, not four years. Cleveland Recording Connection mentors grow with the times – why not stay home and grow with them?

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

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