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Recording Connection Success Story – Todd Talbot: Back to School at 42

In today’s economy, many middle aged people are finding they need to develop new skill sets and become entrepreneurial to succeed. Todd Talbot is an excellent example of this.


Even though today’s news is chock-full of stories about the challenges many of us are now experiencing, thanks to the economic slump the nation currently faces, a growing number of Americans of all ages are choosing to improve themselves and are getting the education they need to move ahead and build brighter, more fulfilling futures.

Case in point: Todd Talbot. At 42 Talbot returned to school and signed up with the mentor-apprentice program at Recording Connection. A musician for much of his life, Talbot dropped out of school to focus solely on making music and supported himself by working as a music teacher. As the years went on and various projects took him into the recording studio, Talbot found himself spending more and more time and energy on mixing and recording music.

When he knew he couldn’t go further without some real, in-depth instruction, Talbot went searching for a program that would help him expand his fledgling capabilities at studio work and enable him to, in his own words, discover “the real secrets behind it.” This led him to Recording Connection which teamed him up with his mentor, Jessie, a professional recording engineer located right in Talbot’s hometown of Denver, Colorado. 

Now that he’s completed the six-month mentor-guided program with Recording Connection, Talbot’s newfound perspective on just what those “secrets” are is: “One thing that I learned is there isn’t a really big secret about anything. To being a musician you just have to do it and experience it and listen and pay attention and hopefully not make the same mistakes more than once and that was great.”
Talbot is already seeing how his recording and mixing chops are paying off:
I actually have a friend out in LA right now who I recorded the drums for a song that he wrote that ended up on Jane By Design on ABC but I recorded the drums for that in my project studio and just sent him the files. He called me back a month later and said ‘Yeah it’s going to be on TV’ so that was pretty cool
The perspective he gained while apprenticing with Recording Connection has also inspired him to take it to the next step:

I am working on a business plan now to make a project studio more of a professional or commercial type studio, so I’ve been slowly making improvements as I go and now I’m in the process of looking for an actual space where I can move into to start working there. Aside from that, in the meantime I’ve got Global Noise Media which is my partner Antonio, we are working on mixes for people and doing some small demos and like EPʼs type recordings for people on the local team here. Hoping to do some more of that in the next few months and I am working on my writing chops a little bit. I wouldn’t mind actually trying to create more of my own music, possibly get into writing for film, TV.
It just goes to show you, even at 42, getting back in the game, or in school for that matter, and perfecting those skills just might open more doors than you might expect. To learn more about Recording Connection and their mentor-guided programs, visit


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