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D.C. Music Production and Audio Engineering Schools

D.C. is a happening and exciting city, with a rich and lively musical history. From Jazz to Hip-Hop to Rock N’ Roll, the District has everything an aspiring musician could ask for! At Recording Connection, we strive to give you the tools and experience you need to turn your aspirations into reality. With tailored teaching and one-on-one guidance, we offer in-person guidance within an easy commute. Let our industry experts take you under their wing for a mentorship program that will challenge and propel you towards the career you’ve always wanted. 

Learn in a Real Working Studio Where Today’s Top Artist Record

What sets us apart from other audio engineering and music production schools is the one-on-one mentor-student relationship and fully immersive learning environment. Instead of a classroom, you’ll learn from your mentor inside their real-world recording studio; working with the gear used by professionals around the world. See how to prepare for a session, learn the business side of running a studio, and collaborate with artists in real time.

Our D.C. team boasts an impressive list of clienteles. Our studios have been utilized by some of the biggest names in the game—including, Post Malone, Whitney Houston, Dave Mathews Band, and Patti LaBelle! 

D.C. Recording Connection courses last from six to nine months, meaning while other students are getting ready for their sophomore year, you may already be working in the music industry. Our audio engineering and music production programs won’t put you into massive debt, either.

Save Money, Save Time and Get Connected

Why take out $50,000 for a student loan (and have to pay back even more with interest) if you don’t have to? Our tuition is just a fraction of what four-year universities, colleges, and trade schools charge. Do you really want to spend that much money to sit in a classroom with 40 other students listening to an instructor? At Recording Connection you learn in the studio, one-on-one with a working professional music producer, surrounded by the equipment and the recording environment. 

The best part of our program is the real-world experience you get and the opportunity to meet with the very people that can hire you after you’ve completed the program. Our successful students are either hired by their mentors, find a job at other studios based on their mentor’s recommendation, or develop a roster of clients so they can open their own studio.

That just doesn’t happen in a classroom–but it does happen at the D.C. Recording Connection.

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Beyond the Beltway and Capital Hill, there are several different neighborhoods with a variety of cultures. No matter where you’re located in the area, getting into one of our Washington D.C. audio engineering control rooms is closer than you might think.
Years ago, we were one of the first audio engineering schools to offer remote learning in the country. In-person or at home, our mentors will give you the same education. We feel we have the perfect mix of in-person music programs as well as virtual learning to elevate your love of music to making music your life.

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

We also look at the cold, hard facts: a four-year university with name recognition may put you back $100,000! Wouldn’t that money be better spent on the gear you need, getting the car fixed, or paying the rent? The Recording Connection gives you the insider’s look at the recording arts at a fraction of the cost. Our programs – offered online or in person – take less than a year to complete.

Do you want a degree after four years, or to start your career in audio engineering or music production from day one? You learn the business, build your brand, and bolster your portfolio all while getting comprehensive education in audio engineering and production.

Many of our students are working in the industry right now, even before they finished the program! Others get hired on at the studios they learned, while the most driven graduates start their own studios. The gear is up to date, our mentors are cutting edge, and our programs are comprehensive. But it’s your life – how do you want to spend it?


Recording Connection

1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW #400
Washington, DC 20004

(202) 930-8040

Featured Washington, DC Music Production Mentors on Location or Remote

It’s easy to find AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS in Washington, D.C. , but we feel the Recording Connection offers you the best chance to establish a career in the music industry. Our programs include audio engineering, music production, beat-making, DJing, and more, taught in a recording studio environment by an industry professional.

Along with the technical side of audio engineering, the Washington, D.C., Recording Connection offers a curriculum that covers the music business side of the industry. Opportunities to build your brand and bulk up your portfolio walk through the studio doors every day. We’ll show you how to make the most of those opportunities that come from connecting with the pros while you learn.

After all – this is Washington D.C.! It’s not necessarily what you know, it’s who you know and who knows you. Many Recording Connection mentors have worked with the biggest names in the music industry. Will you be there to help in the booth? Not if you’re in a university classroom.

It’s all part of the WASHINGTON D.C. RECORDING CONNECTION PROGRAM. A university may be well-known but after four years, all they offer is a degree. With us, you could get going sooner at building those credits. Get trained in just 6-9 months and then get going and work and earn three years of experience in audio production or as a live sound engineer or a music producer. Get that list of credits when other folks are just graduating and barely getting started. What makes more sense?

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