Oakland, CA

Audio and Music Production School in Oakland, California

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 Oakland, California MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

We hit different and here is why:

If you want to be a lawyer, a teacher, a pharmacist or some other nine to five job, you’ll need to go to school. But Recording Connection knows becoming an audio engineer or music producer isn’t like a “traditional” job. And we believe you can’t truly learn how to do it in a “traditional” classroom environment.

When you learn AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION IN OAKLAND with us, you’ll be placed in a one-on-one situation with a professional music producer, learning how they set up a studio, work with artists, and take command of the most up-to-date gear. 

Being a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER means you don’t work traditional hours. You work when your clients are ready to work. That means late at night, on the weekends, even during a holiday. This allows our students the freedom to learn on their own time. They can still have a job, they can still have a family life, they can still have their own time.

That’s where we really separate ourselves from four-year universities and other institutes of higher learning. The amount of time it takes to complete our audio engineering and music production program is six to nine months. The cost? A mere fraction of what those university and trade schools are asking for in tuition. 

Let’s face it – in the music industry, who you know matters almost as much as what you know. That’s why we feel working with an OAKLAND MUSIC PRODUCER in real-life situations is so much more beneficial than the piece of paper you get after four years at a college.

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

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

CLOSE TO HOME OR IN YOUR HOME

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

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.

That’s where we really separate ourselves from four-year universities and other institutes of higher learning. The amount of time it takes to complete our audio engineering and music production program is six to nine months. The cost? A mere fraction of what those university and trade schools are asking for in tuition.

Let’s face it – in the music industry, who you know matters almost as much as what you know. That’s why we feel working with an OAKLAND MUSIC PRODUCER in real-life situations is so much more beneficial than the piece of paper you get after four years at a college.

The success of M.C. Hammer, En Vogue, Too Short, and Digital Underground proved 30 years ago that you don’t need to be in the hip hop epicenters of L. A. or New York to make it big. It proves you don’t need to move a hundred miles, or thousands of miles, to learn how to make music. 

In fact, The OAKLAND RECORDING CONNECTION makes it so you don’t need to move at all. Even before Covid-19 shut down many institutes of education, we had been offering remote learning for decades.

In addition to one-on-one learning with an industry professional inside a real-world recording studio, we also allow our students – and mentors – to remain safe during the pandemic via virtual learning. You’ll still work on the digital audio workstations the pros do, you’ll still get that personal time, and you’ll still learn how to be a professional.

You’ll just be able to do it from an Oakland home, condo, or apartment. Don’t have a car? Learn remotely. No access to public transportation? Learn remotely. Family commitments keeping you close to home? Learn remotely. And when the opportunity comes for you to be in the studio with your mentor? We’ll save you a seat.

Recording Connection makes sure that anyone who wants an audio engineering or music production education will have access to it – no matter where they live. What other OAKLAND AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS offer that?

LOCATIONS IN OAKLAND

Recording Connection

6171 Hillmont Drive
Oakland, CA 94605

(510) 898-6400

Featured Oakland 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

Beyond making a solid foundation of music theory and technical expertise accessible, in much less time and for far less money than a four-year “name” university, the Oakland Recording Connection offers something most schools can’t. 

Opportunities.

How many touring acts will you get the chance to work with in a classroom? How many professors still work with Grammy-winning, platinum-selling artists? How many times will you be able to sit in the studio and watch industry insiders do their jobs for hours at a time, showing you the tricks of the trade?

That’s just another day in one of our programs. One thing you won’t be able to do is spend time on your phone on the studio couch. You’re there to work. To do the homework. To learn as much as you can in the six or nine-month time period. Our mentors don’t spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a hobby.

They spend it on a career. A career you could have – if you have the drive and determination. If you act responsibly. If you learn to anticipate what your clients need during a session. If you make yourself irreplaceable. Because that’s how you make a name for yourself in the music production industry. 

Our students have been hired by their mentors and still more have gone on to open their own shops. But they put in the time, the effort, the blood, and the sweat to make that happen for themselves. We’ll give you the foundation, but we can’t guarantee a career. That’s up to you. 

Learn the industry from the inside, build a brand, and produce your portfolio – it’s all part of what we offer. A university may have name recognition, but after four years, all they offer is a degree. With us, you could already have three years of experience in audio production or as a live sound engineer. What makes more sense?

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

Get your music production certification and build your music production and audio engineering skills by learning with an industry professional near you.

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