Oakland Recording was founded on the belief that students will learn more and unlock their creative potential by educating through real-life experience.  Through 60 hours of hands-on experience producing and recording a variety of amazing bands/artists from different genres, we take you through the record-making process and teach you the tools and techniques to create professional-quality music. Earn industry credits on a commercially released album as well as an official Avid Pro Tools certification! Classes meet Monday through Friday for two weeks from 6:30pm - 12:30am. Sign up now to begin your music producing career.​


• Creative sampling and drum enhancement (Beat Detective).

• Engage with artists & create an environment of support &

  comfort to get the best performance.

• Record signal flow & recording levels in digital audio.

• Microphones & proper mic placement.

• Composition: Feeling, Space & Phrasing.

• Arrangement, Rhythm, Harmony, Melody.

• Optimizing workflows in Pro Tools.

• Create sonic depth through layering instruments & vocals.

• Dynamic & spectral signal processing (Compressors, EQ's).

• Understanding importance of room acoustics & tones.

• Time-based effects: Reverbs & Delays.

• SFX & Creative Transitions.

• MIDI & Synthesis.


• Oakland Recording Certificate of Completion.

• 60 hrs of professional recording studio experience with industry professionals.

• Official publishing credits on a commercially released album.

• Avid Official Pro Tools Certification. Upon completing the Pro Tools certification exam students will receive an official certification through Avid and a downloadable logo for their resume, business cards, and signature blocks.

• Featured on AVID's website as a Pro Tools certified professional.

• 1TB Sample Library of drums, instruments, sound effects & much more, royalty-free for use in your own music production.

• Performance and collaboration opportunities.

• Private Mentorship from industry professionals.

TUITION: $2,000