Audio and Music Production School in Portland, Oregon

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).

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Although the unofficial slogan of the city is “Keep Portland Weird,” there’s nothing odd about the love of the music they have in Rose City. There are some truly legendary venues in the largest city in Oregon State, as well as some lesser-known, more intimate locales. As one of the main stopping points for touring acts along the West Coast, there is also a wide range of PORTLAND, OR AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS.

But what better way to learn your way around a sound console, digital audio workstation, and sound room than inside a real-world, fully operational recording studio? That’s what the PORTLAND RECORDING CONNECTION is all about. There may be a time and place for classroom learning in more traditional industries, but the music business isn’t what you’d call traditional.

Instead of instructors looking to get tenure, we’ll place you with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER looking to make local, regional, and national acts sound that much better. Instead of vying for facetime with that instructor, you’ll get one-on-one attention from your mentor. Instead of waiting your turn to get your hands on whatever gear a four-year university or trade school has, Recording Connection mentors have actual industry-standard gear and they use it to capture and make great-sounding music, day-in, day-out.

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.

Lucky for you, the music industry doesn’t run on a traditional timetable. Nor does it run on prerequisites, GPAs, and or a set amount of education academics think you need. Our mentors work to expand on the knowledge you have, improve the skills you lack, and show you what it takes to make a career in the music industry your living reality.

And we won’t force you into a six-figure financial hole or make you commit to four years either. Our programs cost a fraction of traditional “name” universities and take anywhere from six to nine months to complete.



1001 SW 5th Ave Suite 1100 No. 973
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 388-4980

2718 SW Kelly Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

(503) 575-7703

6200 Southwest Virginia Avenue
Portland, OR 97239

(971) 288-1690

Featured Portland 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.

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