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To Parents/Guardians of Students Considering Recording Connection

If you are a parent, guardian or relative of a person who is considering our recording school, thank you for your consideration of our programme. Please allow us to share some important facts with you.

The Recording Connection is fully accredited through The National Private School Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA) and the United States Bureau of Accredited Schools (USBAS). We have been offering cutting-edge education options in audio engineering, music recording/producing, and live event sound since 1983. Our exemplary record has garnered recognition by the Online Business Bureau, the Better Business Internet Bureau and Chamber of Commerce On the Web.

Here are the links to all of the organizations mentioned above:

National Private School Accreditation Alliance

Chamber of Commerce - on the Web logo





The process of selecting the right school for your loved one can be very difficult. We respect the fact that with so many options out there (not to mention scams), you must weigh matters carefully when considering a school for your son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, ward, or even a friend. To help you make an informed choice, we want to equip you with the facts about our programme, and to make sure all questions and concerns are addressed.

Let’s start by introducing you to our corporate staff and partners—a group of highly qualified professionals who are dedicated to doing everything possible to help our students succeed in our programme and find rewarding jobs in the music industry.

Click here to view our Staff Directory and Admissions Department contact information.


The Recording Connection Audio Institute is a fully accredited programme sponsored and endorsed by some of the biggest names in the industry. We are also a regognised member in the following associations:

  • The American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA)
  • The National Broadcasters Association (NAB)
  • The Society for Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS)



James Petulla


Phone: (800) 800-9581


Founder and Chief Executive Officer-A successful film writer, producer and former radio broadcaster, Petulla came up with his take on the mentor/apprentice method of education while working as an instructor for the world famous and now defunct Columbia School of Broadcasting. He believed that the people who worked there were great but that overall it was…Read More


Brian Kraft


Phone: (800) 295-4433 x223


Brian Kraft is Chief Academic Officer and COO for RRF Schools.

He is a public speaker and a vocal proponent of learning from professional mentors. A non-fiction book on the subject is due out in 2012. It is rumored that it will be published by Hay House. Read More


Tim Palmer

Music Producer

Tim is one of alternative rock’s most recognized and respected names. Originally from England, then L.A., and now based in Austin, Texas Tim is a “household name” among famous musicians and record executives. His platinum credits speak for themselves: as a record producer, engineer and mixer Tim’s credits include David Bowie, Tin Machine, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears and U2.


Warren Huart

Music Producer

Warren Huart is a well known songwriter, audio engineer, music producer and mixer who has made records and other recordings as a producer, mixer, engineer for The Fray, Korn, Better than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, and Howie Day to name a few. Warren also has extensive Film and TV credits including: Inglorious Basterds, Transformers 2, MTV’s The Hills, Lost, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy. Warren also co-owns a recording studio in Los Angeles, CA


BZ Lewis

Composer, Studio 132

BZ Started Studio 132 in ’96 and today Studio 132 has one of the largest sound effects libraries in the Bay Area. BZ Lewis works as a composer who has done work for feature films, popular video games, national commercial advertisements for companies like Nissan and TV shows such as The shield, and numerous MTV shows.


David Pope

Director, Advance Films

David is the director of the production company Advance with whom he has a slate of feature film projects in development. David’s directing credits include the award winning feature film “Miles From Nowhere” shot on the road between New York and Las Vegas. Before directing David worked extensively as a first assistant director for clients including MTV, VH1 and BBC. Other training and support work includes previously holding the position of Director of Education at The New York Film Academy UK and working as a training consultant on curriculum and faculty development for The Irish Film Academy, The Metropolitan Film School, London Film Academy and City University.


Ryan Greene

Producer/Enginer/Mixer, Area 52 Entertainment

Ryan Greene is best known for working with such bands as NOFX, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name, Authority Zero, Good Riddance, Sick Of It All, Big Wig, Stretch Armstrong, Fenix TX, Bracket, Pulley, Propaghandi, Ignite, Nerf Herder, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmes, Ten Foot Pole, Mad Caddies, Megadeth, Tonic, Lita Ford, Cheap Trick, Glades Knight, Patty La Belle, Mr. Big, Wilson Phillips, Tracy Spencer, Dangerous Toys, to name a few.


Preston Boebel

Chief Engineer, Clear Lake Audio

Preston Boebel as a student of recording Connection back in 1999 who trained with Recording connection mentor Brian Levi at Clear lake Audio. Now he is Chief Engineer of Clear Lake Audio and a Recording Connection mentor!


Billy Flores

Sound Engineer

Billy Flores attended the Recording Connection and worked his way up the ladder. Now he does live sound for Eminem, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Black Eyed Peas and more. With a grueling tour schedule that took the Black Eye Peas across the U.S., Europe, Australia and back to the U.S., Flores has been with the band for more than a year, and for over a quarter-century he mixed monitors for the likes of Sting, Four Play, B.B. King and Eminem.


John Paul

Program Director/DJ, KUPL

John Paul is a 20 year radio vet and current program director/afternoon DJ at KUPL in Portland, OR. He spent his radio career holding nearly every job in a radio station (APD, MD, Promo Director, producer, DJ on every day part), and programmed radio stations in Buffalo, NY, Columbus, Indiana and Portland, Oregon. Worked multiple formats (country, rock, oldies, Top 40, talk).


Christian Darren


Christian Darren has been writing and selling original screenplays to every major studio and Hollywood Producers for over a decade. He is also a mentor for the Film Connection Screenwriting program. Some of his writing credits include: “Surf’s Up,” “Six Bullets from Now,” “Wipeout,” “The Pete Rose Story,” “Count 3 & Pray,” “ICE,” “Farnsworth,” “The Rat,” “Reflections in a Double Bourbon,” and “Payday.”


Hal Batt


Hal Batt began composing and producing back in 1987. Hal has recently produced Lenny Medina, Chayanne, Shakira, and Julio Iglesias whose single “Agua Dulce, Agua Sala was co-written and arranged by Hal. Thus single went on to hit the #1 pop single in Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks and the album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album. Hal Batt has also received the El Primio ASCAP award for 2 years in a row.


Joseph Heier


Joseph Heier is charismatic and gifted producer/musician. Joe’s commitment to quality started over 28 years ago, as he realized the need for “doing it right” in the studio world. In that span, Joey has earned a reputation in excellence, and has helped revolutionize the pro video and audio field by bringing integrity back to the forefront.


Cortez Farris

Engineer/Producer, Sound on Sound Studios

Cortez Farris began as an assistant engineer in New York City where he took a position at the famous Hit Factory. Cortez quickly became one of the hottest Producers in the Hip Hop and R&B community having worked with the Black Eyed Peas, Lil’ Kim, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keyes to name a few . Aside from working with many of today’s top selling artists, Cortez currently works as a freelance Engineer/Producer for Sound On Sound Studios in midtown Manhattan.

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Notable Student Success Stories

Pursue Your Music Producing Dreams

“This was my first day at my mentors’ studio. When I first got inside and met with my mentor, we sat down and started reviewing the lesson on the Introduction of Sound and Hearing. We talked about the reading and he clarified some of the terms. I really enjoyed being able to spend time with my mentor, going over certain things that I wanted to learn more about, which helped me to understand more about the lesson. Then, my mentor invited me to stay and watch a band have a session. I really thought it was cool that my mentor asked me to do this because I got to see the production side of things. I am really eager to get into the studio and start learning about the business and continue to pursue my dream of becoming a music producer.”
— Jackson Herrera, Los Angeles, California

Network with Your Mentor
“I am very excited about my sessions with my mentor. For my session this week, my mentor had me sit in on a video recording of a live band. My mentor allowed me to bring a friend, so I invited my father along for the night. My father and I really had a wonderful time and I learned a lot. Also, I got to meet some of my mentors other students, as well as talk with the ones who have already graduated. They had nothing but good things to say about the Recording Connection, which was awesome!”
— Tracy Laster, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Make your parents proud
“Today my session with my mentor was about mics, connecting them to the pre amp, and then converting the analog to digital. I am now really starting to understand how this process works really well, and my mentor is really impressed.

My sessions are going great with my mentor. Every week I spend more and more time in the studio, learning a lot every week. My mentor and I get along great and he says I pick up things really fast, which is a good thing. I really enjoy what I have been learning, as well as putting it to good use. My parents are also really proud that I am doing something I like, which makes me feel pleased.”
— Maxx Limbourne, Redlands, California