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285.203.110Recording Connection Audio Institute - Learn One on One in a Real Recording Studio

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We invite you to compare our tuition rates and offerings with those of other schools. You’ll discover that the tuition for Recording Connection Audio Institute is consistently lower, usually around 75% lower.

TUITION FOR OUR AUDIO ENGINEERING/MUSIC PRODUCING PROGRAMME:

$ 12,898 AUD if paid in full.
$ 14,214 AUD if financed.

TIMES HAVE CHANGED…

With tuition costs and fees ranging anywhere between $30,000 and $150,000, it’s obvious that traditional Recording Schools are out of touch with the times. There seems to be a huge disconnect between these conventional audio engineering and music production schools and the economic realities the rest of us face.

Recording Connection Audio Institute brings the cost of education back down to sane levels.

Our Audio Programme tuition is all-inclusive: your books and materials, your mentor’s fees, the recording studio where you will be learning, and even your own copy of Pro Tools—it’s all covered in one flat rate. We don’t charge you to apply, and we don’t charge any hidden fees.

What’s more, you will not pay ANYTHING until you receive your acceptance and decide for yourself that our programme is the best choice for you!

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THE NEW ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE…

Perhaps a number of years ago, when more people had disposable income, it didn’t matter so much if music and audio engineering schools cost a lot of money. But the new economic landscape has changed all that. Now we must make smarter choices on how to spend money and invest in our futures. Now, it matters how much school costs.

It is simply self-defeating to try to launch your professional life loaded down with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. That is why Recording Connection provides a reasonable alternative to traditional schools, not only in price, but also in effectiveness. You spend less money with us—and your money counts.

What Every Music Professional Knows

Although different people express it differently, at heart every music industry pro has a similar opinion about the best way to learn music production and recording.

“If you want to make money in the music business you’ve got to know your way around the recording studio.”

“If you want to get yourself in debt, go to a traditional college. If you want to make or produce music, get yourself inside a recording studio.”

“The best place to learn how to be an audio engineer or music producer is where music gets made—in the recording studio.”

 

The words might differ a bit from person to person, but the message is the same. Music pros all over the world realise that traditional schools don’t work when it comes to helping you launch a career in audio. Learning inside a recording studio DOES work. That’s why the pros recommend our programme.

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RECORDING CONNECTION RESCUES YOUR DREAMS

It’s hard enough to break into the music industry without adding thousands of dollars of student debt to it. Attempting to start a career in this business while weighed down with debt can be a virtual dream-killer. Be smart about your debt load; you don’t have to swear off debt completely, but you can certainly keep it manageable. You simply don’t need to throw your money away on traditional audio engineering schools when Recording Connection provides a much more sensible option.

You have a dream to be an audio engineer or music producer, and we’re here to help you pursue that dream—not kill it. That’s why we offer a low-cost education alternative that puts you in the heart of the action.

The cold, hard fact is that most traditional audio school students will graduate with no connections and no job—only a piece of paper (called a degree or certificate) and a mountain of debt. In fact, not only do they have no industry connections, but most of the people they DO know are other students—the ones who will be competing with them to get those jobs! All of this hassle over a degree that is essentially worthless in the music business.

It is widely known that no degree is necessary to land a rewarding job in this industry. What do you need in order to get the job? Connections. The kind of connections that are found doing real work in a real recording studio—the kind of connections you will make as a student apprentice with the Recording Connection.

Will we guarantee you a job? Absolutely not—and no credible organisation could make that kind of guarantee. But we DO guarantee that we will put you in a real recording studio, the place where you’ll have the highest probability of getting the job. And we will do this for you, AND give you the education you need, for FOR 75% LESS MONEY than our competitors.

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JUST SO WE ARE CLEAR:

We are not a flash-in-the-pan company baiting you with bloated promises; we are a fully accredited music recording school with a teaching approach relevant to the 21st century. We offer our students an affordable, no-nonsense alternative to traditional schools by educating our students inside actual recording studios around the globe.

Our structured music course curriculum will teach you everything you’d learn at a conventional music recording school, but you will pay far less money for it. Our Recording Connection Audio Institute programme can turn any recording studio into the perfect setting to train you for your audio career.

Counting the Cost

The Actual Cost of Tuition

Did you realise that if you finance your education, the actual cost of tuition is far more than is quoted to you? Taking into account the interest accrued over 10-25 years, a tuition cost of $38,000 for audio engineering school can actually cost you up to $100,000—and that doesn’t include your living expenses, books, materials, and relocation costs while you are a student. (Do you really want to start your career with that kind of burden on your shoulders?)

  • By contrast, with Recording Connection, you will find no hidden costs; the interest on a $11,922 loan (should you need it) is much lower, because you’re borrowing less; and you’ll have no relocation expenses, because we can train you right in the city where you live.

  • The Actual Cost of Having No Connections

    The reality is that most students graduate from traditional audio schools with no inside music industry connections. As a result, they usually end up having to take day jobs against their true desires (e.g., waiter, telemarketer, retail).

  • By contrast, with Recording Connection, you learn inside a real recording studio, the absolute BEST place to form relationships with music pros and to find music industry jobs. (Anyone in this business will tell you that industry connections are absolutely CRITICAL to finding work.)

  • The Actual Cost of On-Campus Learning

    There is actually more of a disadvantage to getting a traditional college education than just the cost; there is also a disadvantage as to the relevance of what you’re learning, and how you’re learning it. On a traditional audio school campus, you professor is likely not making a successful living in the music industry—otherwise, why teach in school instead of work in the studio? What’s more, you’ll be in class with 50 or 60 other students, all of whom must compete for that professor’s attention.

  • At Recording Connection Audio Institute, however your instruction is ALWAYS private and one-on-one, and your instructor/mentor is a successful working music professional.

  • The Actual Cost of that Degree or Diploma

    If your purpose in attending a traditional audio engineering school is to earn a degree, you will soon find out that it was a lot of money to spend on something that is absolutely meaningless. In the music business, nobody ever hires someone based on a college degree; it just doesn’t weigh the same in the music business as it does in other fields (like law or medicine).

  • Since degrees have little or no value in the music business, Recording Connection Audio Institute does not offer them. We do issue a certificate of completion, but the real value of our programme can be found in the on-the-job training and one-on-one instruction you will receive in a real recording studio, plus the opportunity to make numerous industry connections. This is what makes you employable in the music business—not a degree or certificate.

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    PARENTS AND STUDENTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

    Despite all we’ve said here, we are actually fans of traditional education, at least when it is in a field where a degree is still important or useful. If earning a degree really matters to you and your family, we suggest pursuing that degree in a field of study like Medicine, Accounting, Law, Business, or Psychology—a field where the degree will actually be helpful to your career. On the other hand, if your goal in going to school is mainly to find gainful employment in the music industry, then you really won’t find a more reasonable choice than Recording Connection.

    With our programme, you can study full time, part time, nights, and weekends, according to your schedule. You can keep your “day job” if you like, or even go ahead and pursue a degree at a traditional school. We work around your busy life.

    THE BOTTOM-LINE COST OF RECORDING CONNECTION

    Thank you for considering our programme. The payment options outlined below will fully disclose how much our recording school education will actually cost, including any interest. For more information, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 285.203.110.
     

    OPTION 1: PAY IN FULL

    TUITION: $12,898 AUD, which includes books, materials and software, including Pro Tools. This option is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, because it gives you our best deal, saves you thousands in interest charges, and helps you graduate with no student debt.
     

    Option 2 – Internal Financing 1-Year Plan

    Select this option if you cannot pay the $12,898 AUD up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over one year. A down payment of $3,554 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,316 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

    Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
    Finance Charge: 721.67
    Amount Financed: 11,976.53
    Number of Payments: 12
    Amount of Each Payment: 1,058.19
    Total of Payments: 12,698.20
    TOTAL TUITION: $16,251.68 AUD

    * Please note that figures are based on current USD to AUD exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
     

    Option 3 – Internal Financing 2-Year Plan

    Select this option if you cannot pay the $12,898 AUD up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over two years. A down payment of $3,554 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,316 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

    Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
    Finance Charge: 1,415.10
    Amount Financed: 11,976.53
    Number of Payments: 24
    Amount of Each Payment: 557.99
    Total of Payments: 13,391.63
    TOTAL TUITION: $16,945.10 AUD

    * Please note that figures are based on current USD to AUD exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
     

    Option 4 – 3-Year Plan

    Select this option if you cannot pay the $12,898 AUD up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over three years. A down payment of $3,554 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,316 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

    Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
    Finance Charge: 2,132.31
    Amount Financed: 11,976.53
    Number of Payments: 36
    Amount of Each Payment: 391.37
    Total of Payments: 14,108.84
    TOTAL TUITION: $17,662.31 AUD

    * Please note that figures are based on current USD to AUD exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
     

    Option 5 – 4-Year Plan

    Select this option if you cannot pay the $12,898 AUD up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over four years. A down payment of $3,554 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of $1,316 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

    Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
    Finance Charge: 2,873.45
    Amount Financed: 11,976.53
    Number of Payments: 48
    Amount of Each Payment: 333.08
    Total of Payments: 14,849.97
    TOTAL TUITION: $18,403.45 AUD

    * Please note that figures are based on current USD to AUD exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
     

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