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Music Recording Program

Phil Tan & Callanwolde’s Music Recording Studio

Looking for Music Recording classes in Atlanta? Music Recording – Earn the Phil Tan Certificate of Music Recording: Age 12 and up


Take all 3 classes and earn a Certificate of Completion or take foundational or specialty courses a la carte with instructor permission for II, III



  • Introduction to Music Technology I: Basics and Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Music Technology II: Recording

  • Introduction to Music Technology III: Mixing and Mastering


Lab time included in studio upon request. Click here to explore our selection of music recording classes and register online!

  1. Our Music Recording Program
  2. Meet Phil Tan, Director of Music Recording 
  3. Music Recording Studio Rentals
  4. Scholarship Assistance

Our Music Recording Program

music recording program

Music Recording Student at Callanwolde

Looking for music recording classes in Atlanta? The Phil Tan Certificate of Recording from the Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording prepares a student for a start in the music industry or for higher education in the field of music recording and production. Our Certificate will give students the technical skills and insider knowledge to push students to the next step of their education and career.

Whether you are starting a new path in the music industry or continuing your education, The Phil Tan Certificate of Recording from the Rick Baker School of Music and Recording will acquaint students with:

  • inner workings of the industry
  • science and theory behind the study of music
  • the most up-to-date technology of music recording and mixing.

We strive to educate each student with an industry-focused curriculum that will prepare them to develop specific skills needed to produce and mix audio tracks for recordings and productions. Students benefit from a combination of:

  • formal lectures
  • practical workshops
  • competency assignments
  • guest lecturers
  • creative audio projects

Each student will have the benefit to work on a workstation with state of the art programs such as Avid ProTools, Apple Logic and Abelton Live.

There are specialty classes in Avid ProTools, Apple Logic, and Ableton Live and/or the Phil Tan Recording Certificate Program focuses on “Introduction to Music Technology – Basics and Fundamentals,” “Recording,” and “Mixing and Mastering.”

Browse Music Recording Classes 

Instruction Offered In:

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Ableton Live
  • Music Technology
  • Basics and Fundamentals
  • Recording
  • Mixing and Mastering
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Phil Tan, Director of Music Recording

Meet Phil Tan, Our Director of Music Recording

Phil Tan, soft-spoken and the measure of calm, is one of the most respected and highly-awarded professionals in his field. Phil began his career at the age of 18, when, with little music experience (just some childhood piano lessons), he decided to focus on music post-high school. He was accepted to the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA but he could not afford it. Instead, he chose Full Sail University in Florida and upon graduation, landed an internship here in Atlanta, which eventually led him to recording and mixing work with JD (Jermaine Dupri), a friendship and close working relationship that continues to this day. Phil Tan is a 3-time Grammy award recipient whose credits include bestsellers by Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, Ludacris, Usher, Katy Perry, Janelle Monae and more. Phil’s work over the past 23 plus years accounts for over 300 million albums and singles sold here in the United States with an economic impact of well over a billion dollars. We are excited and honored to have Phil Tan join the Callanwolde team to bring this new program to Metro Atlanta.

Music Recording Studio Rentals

Mix and record your next project at Callanwolde! Callanwolde’s recording and mixing studio is available for bookings! Since September 2015, it has served as the mixing home to projects such as Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams” and Fifth Harmony’s “7/27” and many other hits.

Book your session today! Click here for more about the Music Studio at Callanwolde.

Music and Music Recording Studio

Inside our Music Studio at the Restored Barn, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Scholarship Assistance

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit our main Scholarships page here for scholarship applications and additional information.

About Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Click here to learn more about the history of Callanwolde.

Today, Callanwolde is owned by Dekalb County and is the home of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a cultural community conservatory of the arts on a 12 acre campus. Callanwolde offers classes in the performing arts (music, music recording, dance, dance fitness), visual arts (painting/drawing, pottery, weaving/textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, photography), writing, yoga, horticulture, culinary arts and more to students of all ages.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 | (404) 872-5338 | Contact