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Is This Real?


One of the biggest hurdles we have to overcome with students and parents is that our programme sounds too good to be true, especially for the low tuition rates we offer. We understand the skepticism; we really do. After all, with so many schools charging high prices and making inflated promises they can’t keep, a programme that offers one-on-one training from a real music producer in a high-quality recording studio can seem a bit far-fetched—especially when it comes at a price tag of up to 70 percent less than our competitors!


Do we have your attention?

The UK Recording Connection Recording Academy has an enrollment process that allows you and your family to view and tour the recording studio where you will study, and to interview with your prospective mentor, before you ever make a commitment to attend the programme. Our Admissions Department representative needs only to talk with you and approve you, and we will arrange an exclusive open-house interview for you (and your family, if they desire) at the recording studio. You’ll have the ability to tour the facility and ask questions of the mentor-instructor. And you won’t be charged ANYTHING for this opportunity.

Just to be clear—we said NO CHARGE. No application fees, no advance deposits—no money up front. You do not pay anything until you are absolutely convinced our mentor-apprentice learning programme is right for you.


Our enrollment procedure is fairly straightforward. Please look this information over carefully, and share it with any family or significant others who might be helping with your schooling expenses:

STEP ONE: Submit a no-obligation application to our programme. CLICK HERE to APPLY FOR FREE

STEP TWO: One of our Admissions representatives will contact you within 48 hours after we receive your completed application. (You can also call us directly at 020 3514 2940 and request to speak to an Admissions Counselor.)

STEP THREE: If you require Financial Assistance, reach out to our Financial Assistance Department at 020 3514 2940 to discuss financing options. (You can skip this step if you do not need Financial Assistance).

STEP FOUR: Attend an OPEN HOUSE INTERVIEW which we schedule for you and your family at the recording studio where you will attend your classes. Our Admissions Department will speak with you the day before your Open House Interview to prepare you.

STEP FIVE: Upon final approval from the prospective mentor (and if you and your family agree that our programme is right for you), your enrollment is complete, and you finalise your arrangements with us.

STEP SIX: You commence your apprenticeship programme in the recording studio.

AS YOU CONSIDER THE RECORDING CONNECTION WITH YOUR FAMILY, please take into account the following points:

  1. We are the only audio engineering school that trains you in a real recording studio.
  2. We are the only audio engineering school that provides private, one-on-one training with a working professional music producer and/or audio engineer in the studio.
  3. Our tuition rates are among the lowest in the industry: £7,433 if you pay in full, or £8,170 if you finance. This covers your course, books, materials, your own copy of Pro Tools, and Job Placement assistance—everything that you need to complete the programme.

Also, please look over the following pages with your family:


1) Your website mentions that the mentor must agree to accept me as an apprentice. What does this mean?
It means that we are actually selective in our enrollment process, and that not everyone is accepted into the programme. Our unique system involves personalised instruction from actual music industry professionals who agree to bring our students into their studios, and they only take on apprentices who demonstrate passion, commitment and a strong work ethic. When you or your child attends your OPEN HOUSE INTERVIEW, the mentor is considering you (or your child) as a prospective apprentice, just as you are considering him/her as an instructor. We ultimately base acceptance or denial on the mentor’s assessment.

2) Are there really no up-front application fees?
There are really no up-front application fees. NO deposits, NO preliminary charges of any kind. Tuition is only assessed upon final approval and enrollment into the programme. We also have a fair REFUND POLICY in place, which you can view here.

3) What are your credentials?
Please look at our official credentials and endorsements by clicking here.

4) Are you really saying that I can go into the studio and talk to the mentor about the programme without having to pay anything?
Yes, that’s actually what we are saying. You pay nothing until you see the programme and the studio with your own eyes first.

5) Will I be asked for money at the recording studio?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. Your mentor will NOT ask you for money at the open house interview; you only pay your tuition to the Recording Connection once you are accepted and agree to attend.

6) Am I under any obligation to the school if I attend the open house interview and decide it’s not for me?
No, you are under absolutely no obligation. If you do not like what you see, you can walk away at this point, and can check out other schools. You have no obligation with us until you agree to enroll in the programme.

7) Can you place me in a different recording studio if I don’t like the one you send me to?
Depending on availability, yes we can. Bear in mind that because we are offering one-on-one training by real producers and engineers in the studio, these apprenticeships are sometimes rare, and we may only have a limited number of openings per month. Often the studio we send you to is not only the best option, but the only option. That being said, we always do our best to place our students where they will be happy.

8) How are your apprenticeships different from internships provided by other schools?
Excellent question. Internships offered by other schools are usually supplementary, in addition to your schooling. Interns are generally unpaid “help” who run errands and do chores. There’s nothing wrong with this, but it isn’t necessarily the best way to learn the ropes. By contrast, with the Recording Connection, your apprenticeship is not supplementary to your schooling—it IS your schooling. While there will be some internship involved, as an apprentice you are in the studio to learn. You will study privately in the studio, one-on-one with a real recording engineer and/or music producer. For a complete list of what you will learn, please click here.

9) Is the schedule flexible? Can I organise my schedule around my job?
Yes. Our students generally attend class in the studio about twice a week (and sometimes more, as the course progresses, and if the student wishes). But the course is designed to be flexible to work around most schedules.

10) This still sounds to good to be true. Is it?
Give us the chance, and we will show you. Allow us the opportunity to schedule a studio tour so you can see for yourself. You will see that we are easily able to deliver on our promises.

Other recording schools will charge you large amounts of money to train you in their own classrooms and studio simulations. Don’t waste your money there. The professionals will tell you that it’s much better to learn audio engineering and music production in a real recording studio, where you can gain the experience and connections to see your career dreams realised.


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