I have been a drummer and a writer all of my life, and I knew I wanted to work in entertainment industry; I just wasn't sure how I would be able to get the ball rolling. I heard about the recording connection when I was looking for Audio schools to attend after college, and quickly realized that it would be more beneficial and cheaper than any audio institution. I knew I wanted to be in New York, so I did my research and asked to be put in a very prominent recording studio. From day one I knew it was the place for me, relaxed atmosphere, great staff of good people, amazing room located in the center of the universe. I started applying myself from day one trying to be proactive and helpful wherever I could, and I became acquainted with the staff and regular studio goers. As time progressed, I started sitting in on more sessions and meeting artists, producers, engineers and accomplished entrepreneurs and personalities who were able to offer me real opportunity. After several months I was taken on as an intern. I learned so much about working in a studio environment that first six months; it's hard to even fathom how far I've come in such a short time (Not even taking into account the technical aspects). By being outgoing, humble, and making relationships with the people I met in-studio; I was able to sell myself and create connections. I played with some bands, produced some songs with people, and am now focused solely on a project I am embarking on (with my partner and co-apprentice from the recording connection, where we work with the same mentor. We are two pieces of the band for one of Wu-Music Groups newest artists and potentially touring NYC and maybe even South America!!!'
There is a gentleman named Donald Braswell who studied there several years back. About eleven years ago he was in Wales riding his bicycle on his way to sing but was in a serious accident. The soft tissue in his throat was damaged and the doctors said he would never talk again let alone sing. Donald is now singing on Americas Got Talent and we are all mesmerized by his awesome voice. Thousands upon thousands have voted him back each time there is an elimination. I have not heard such a beautiful voice in so long. Not only his voice, his demeanor is, well, I don't even know how to explain it. He's humble, yet strong. He's caring and appreciative yet out to win. We all know he should win this competition, hands down!!!! We, meaning we, the now thousands upon thousands of devoted fans of his, think he should win. I am asking all the students and the faculty at the school to listen to Donald sing on Americas Got Talent on Oct 1st on NBC. Hear for yourself how fabulous his voice has become since the accident. We are asking for you vote for Donald. He is your alumni and trust me, you will not be disappointed. I send this message this way because the school obviously taught Donald how to sing to his highest potential. We who love him so much thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Most graciously, Carol Canter
I had actually been attending a University for two years, studying recording, engineering, and music production. I did learn a lot, but it wasn't real world, it wasn't real life. It was based on base scenarios. When I started looking around for more of a specialty program, I found the Recording Connection on the Internet, and read a little bit more and watched some of the interviews and some of the videos that they had. I really like the fact that I got put into an actual studio, a running studio that has their own clients. I wanted a real life experience, and that's why the Recording Connection program drew me in. Since I've graduated, I actually got a job working here at the Lava Room, the recording studio where I did my courses. I'm an assistant engineer and working my way up very fast to becoming a full staff engineer.