Build A Meaningful Career In Audio

We believe in quality over quantity, offering hands-on training in small class sizes with real working audio engineers and producers. Gain the skills and experience to become a professional, choose the perfect course to kickstart your career.


Whether you want to produce your own music or help others with theirs, you will gain the necessary skills and experience to create high quality, professional audio productions. With home studios blossoming in the digital age, this is the perfect time to jump in and expand your opportunities. We’ll cover a wide foundation of audio fundamentals, AVID Pro Tools Training and Certification, Ableton Live, music production, editing, mixing, mastering as well as industry training. Classes meet two evenings per week in our live-virtual classroom. - NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2024

Next Start - Sept 9th '24

Audio Engineering Level 1 Program
Audio Engineering Level 2 - Studio Training

AUDIO ENGINEERING LEVEL 2: The Studio Experience

Gain a powerful foundation of creative, technical and business skills to work professionally in the studio and beyond. Building on Audio Engineering Level 1, we take a deeper dive into more advanced techniques, equipment and hands-on project work in the studio. Our training takes place in one of Seattle’s premiere recording studios, Orbit Audio owned by SRA’s Founder Joe Reineke, a multi-platinum record award recipient who has engineered and produced hundreds of albums and tracks for artists worldwide. We believe that an advanced education of this importance needs to happen hands-on, with small class sizes and in a real working environment. All throughout, students receive individualized mentorship while gaining valuable project experience and an empowering skill set for hire-ability and lasting success. Classes meet weekly in person on Saturdays (all day). - NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2024

Next Start - Sept 7th '24

AVID Pro Tools - 1:1 Training

Become a certified Pro Tools User (Levels 101 & 110) through the Seattle Recording Arts, the Northwest’s premiere AVID Learning Partner. Whether you want to learn how to track, edit and mix professionally or just for fun, Pro Tools is the gold standard in studio software for audio engineers worldwide. We offer one on one courses for individuals and small groups, with flexible scheduling options.

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AVID Pro tools classes & certifications

Build A Career With The Best

Seattle Recording Arts is a nurturing space where your talents can be polished under the mentorship of talented professionals with hands-on experience, who understands the demands of the industry. Providing our students with the latest technology in the market we give them the extra edge needed to get ahead in their career path.

Small Class Sizes

Small classes with individualized mentorship provides proven benefits including increased mastery of skills, participation and active teamwork.

Hands-On Learning

We believe learning hands-on with real-world scenarios is what turns theory into true knowledge.

Expert Instructors

Seattle Recording Arts is founded by veteran audio professionals who bring a legacy of knowledge and experience.

Business Training

A dynamic set of business skills is key to success in audio. As industry insiders, we know what it really takes to be successful today and long-term.

Meet Our Team

Meet the professionals who shall guide you in your respective programs, giving insights into the industry trends, latest tech and everything else that helps you build a formidable career in the industry. See full bios here.

Joe Reineke

SRA Founder & Senior Audio Engineering Instructor

Karyn Gold-Reineke

SRA Co-Founder & Director of Administration, Business Instructor

Robbie Houston

Audio Engineering Instructor

Nate Nauseda

Audio Engineering Instructor

Bahaa Sadak

Ableton Live Instructor

What SRA graduates are saying

“My experience was unbelievably amazing in every way. It was one of the best years of my life, and I’d do it again in a second.”

-Sindri E

“The instructors have a wealth of knowledge and really care, I was able to ask questions and get help immediately. I wouldn’t be where I am now without SRA.”

-Brian W

“SRA is the perfect example of a well structured school, with top notch customer service, experienced and talented instructors and out of this world facilities and studio gear.”

-Sergio G

“SRA offers the best program in the region to become an audio professional, and it has been one of the most exciting, engaging, and rewarding educational experiences I’ve ever had!”

-Sam S

“The experienced staff and facilities were crucial factors in choosing a program. SRA gave me a head start in an industry where there’s a lot of competition to stand out.”

-Andrew A

“I can wholeheartedly say that SRA gave me the skills to start my career as an audio engineer. The curriculum was intuitive and I was provided all of the materials...”

-Samantha C

“The diverse background and character the instructors brought a lot of quality and richness to the learning, and they all take their craft very seriously. I was looking for a...”

-Chad T

“I gained exactly what I was looking for. The experienced staff and facilities were crucial factors in choosing a program. Learning hands-on was extremely beneficial to see how a proper...”

-Andrew A

“What stood out most was how much career guidance is given from day one. Everyone on the SRA staff is really humble and genuinely wants to see their students succeed....”

-Erin T

“I felt really welcomed by this community, that my skills are valued, and that the teachers really want to see me succeed. Learning not just the technical skills, but also...”

-Aileen P

“There is nothing else comparable to what SRA offers. Everyone was so great. It was exactly what I needed. It was awesome!”

-Ben R

“Learning with industry pros was amazing because you get a first hand perspective of what goes on behind the scenes. I tend to learn best hands on and SRA provided...”

-Olin M

“The teachers really care about the student's success and the small class size allowed lessons to be more conversational. The program went above my expectations the whole way. This was...”

-Paul S

“I’m so glad I went to SRA, learning hands-on was super beneficial. The instructors were just fantastic and I learned everything I wanted to and more.”

-Calvin K

“I enjoyed working with all of the instructors of this course. I gained extremely valuable hands on experience with musicians and equipment. If you want a solid foundation in recording...”

-Jake S

“SRA provided me with a hands-on, project based education and real-world applicable wisdom. There was never an occasion where a question, concern, or interest was overlooked.”

-Colin V

“Each week I left with a deeper understanding. I was able to learn all the technical aspects of audio, but also came away with actual studio experience, which was amazing....”

-Mark K

“Being able to walk in any studio now and get to work immediately is only possible because of this course. SRA staff and instructors are just good people who are...”

-Brian R

“I must say go on record to say this is the best possible way to learn the business of audio engineering. The instructors are amazing and incredibly helpful. If you...”

-Robert G

Campus Tours

We host monthly virtual tour nights (via Zoom). Meet our staff, learn about our programs, get your questions answered and take a virtual tour of our teaching facilities.

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