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Audio and Music Production School in Seattle, Washington

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 Seattle, Washington MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

We hit different and here is why: 

In 1989, the Recording Connection opened its doors, offering a new way to learn. We removed the classroom and replaced it with a professional SEATTLE RECORDING STUDIO. We removed the professor looking for tenure with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER cranking out the hits of today. We replaced the four-year university timeline with six to nine month programs.

More than three decades later, our mentors are still cranking out the hits, still working with state of the art gear, and still giving their students a totally immersive experience. Why work from a recycled syllabus, fight for facetime with the instructor, or learn on outdated equipment?

We understand there are many Seattle audio engineering & music production schools to choose from. What Recording Connection offers is something completely different. Our mentors utilize the curriculum around your needs, set a schedule to fit your life, and can even expose you to professional recording sessions almost from day one.

And you don’t need to wait until the “next enrollment period.” When you’re ready to work, we’re here for you. So many other educational institutions make you bend to their expectations, their schedules, their classes. At Recording Connection, we make it about you.

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.

We understand there are many Seattle audio engineering & music production schools to choose from. What Recording Connection offers is something completely different. Our mentors utilize the curriculum around your needs, set a schedule to fit your life, and can even expose you to professional recording sessions almost from day one.

And you don’t need to wait until the “next enrollment period.” When you’re ready to work, we’re here for you. So many other educational institutions make you bend to their expectations, their schedules, their classes. At Recording Connection, we make it about you.

CLOSE TO HOME OR IN YOUR HOME

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

Although synonymous with the Grunge music explosion of the late 80s, the Emerald City music scene has always been home to an eclectic, wide-ranging music world. As the largest musical outpost in the Pacific Northwest, there are many audio engineering and music production schools in Seattle to choose from.

But what if you live outside the city, in Bremerton, Redmond, or Renton? Getting in and out of the city can be a tough proposition. And when a worldwide pandemic closes everything down, most of those schools aren’t even allowed to open up.

For the past two decades, Seattle Recording Connection has been perfecting the way we do remote learning. Providing our students with digital audio workstations, e-books, and all the online access they need, you’ll be able to take our programs from the security of your own home. How many of those other traditional schools will do that for you?

LOCATIONS IN SEATTLE

Recording Connection

801 Second Ave Suite 800 #8034
Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 504-1711
Recording Connection

301 NE 191st St
Seattle, WA 98155

(206) 922-8970
Recording Connection

5641 195th Ave East
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

(253) 299-4085

Featured Seattle 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

Seattle offers a unique blend of gritty local acts, more polished regional artists, and large enough venues to hold even the biggest stars in the industry today. Your mentor will have worked with any number of genres, from indie-pop to EDM to hip hop to metal. From single artists to folksie trios to full ensembles.

When you’re working with a mentor, they won’t just close the studio down. This is their life – they can’t put it on hold for several hours a day. Which gives you the perfect chance to see how they move around the consoles, work with the talent, and take charge of the studio.

As you grow your knowledge base and technical skill, you can be asked to do more than set up the mics or run cables. Exhibit a responsible, professional demeanor, and that you’re learning and applying those skills during your time as a student and you’ll get your chance to shine. Perhaps more than anything, there’s one, single biggest thing the Recording Connection can provide.

Opportunity. Each session will act as an interview for a future client or employer. The hardest working people in our programs have gone on the road with touring bands, become artists’ own recording engineers, hitting the road with them across Europe, been hired as in-house engineers, or have even been hired on at the studios they learned. Every day is a new day to show just how indispensable you are.

The music business is built up by word of mouth almost more than anything else. Our mentors are some of the most respected audio engineers and music producers in the industry. A good word from them could go a long way to set up your career in the music business. But if you don’t put in the time, effort, sweat, and tears, what are the chances they’ll say anything at all?

SEATTLE MENTOR INFORMATION

During the late 80s and early 90s, Seattle was ground zero for the Grunge Movement, although artists from all musical genres have recorded in the Pacific Northwest. With up-and-coming regional acts to entertain indie kids, as well as the biggest names in the industry to play to sold-out arenas, our mentors make a point to work with all kinds of acts.

Our mentors have worked with Alice in Chains, The Posies, Candlebox, and Pearl Jam. Andre 3000, Jay-Z, G-Love and Special Sauce, Ryan Lewis and Macklemore, Pavement, Duff McKagan of Guns and Roses, and even NBC’s The Voice. When working in the music industry, the ability to branch off into other entertainment mediums (television, movies, video games, etc.) brings in more clients and builds your portfolio.

One way to keep those clients you bring is having a solid mix of retro equipment and state of the art gear. Our mentors work with a wide variety of both, including in-studio instruments, SSL 4056 G/G+ Series with Ultimation (moving faders) consoles, and analog recorders from Studer, Ampex, and Otari.

Audio Engineering and Music Production School

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