Rapid City

Audio and Music Production School in Rapid City, South Dakota

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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If you thought you couldn’t go to recording school in Rapid City, South Dakota, think again! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, an innovative Rapid City Recording School that gets you inside an actual Rapid City recording studio, working as an audio student extern as you learn music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trance, trip hop, house music, acid house and more), club DJ and post production audio. In Rapid City, South Dakota, the best way to get started in an audio career is by externing in a Rapid City recording studio. We’re the school that can get your foot in the door.

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.

Located near the Black Hills in western South Dakota, the town of Rapid City is home to around 67,000 people. Despite its relatively small size and remote location, Rapid City is a tourist spot due to its proximity to Mt. Rushmore National Memorial.  As such, it hosts its own music and culture scene, being home to two orchestras and numerous local bands and musicians.  While live local music occurs regularly in smaller venues around town, larger acts also make tour stops at the larger Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

A number of recording studios make their home in Rapid City to accommodate the needs of the music community here.  If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, but would rather avoid the craziness of the big city, Rapid City provides a pleasant alternative environment in which to learn.


Featured Rapid City 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.

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.