June 14, 2024

Our History

Located in a gold and platinum award winning recording facility…

Cue is a world class recording studio and audio engineering instructional facility. In 1995 we began our instructional engineering division for those seeking careers and knowledge in the audio and music industry. After years of advancing numerous students through our “one on one” programs, we chose to create the CSCAE school thus taking our educational philosophy to the next stage. Striving to provide our students with stellar educations, we became certified to operate as a  post-secondary educational school in 2010 by (SCHEV), the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. This furthered our academic requirements while instilling confidence in our reputation as an outstanding learning environment. Due to the shifting climate with the recent pandemic, we have chosen to now offer only non career training avocational courses and have secured a Certificate of Exemption by SCHEV.

Cue Recording Studios is owned and operated by Jeff Jeffrey, the original founder who maintains the vision and quality of Cue’s fundamental principles and success to this day.

Cue offers two  “One on One” programs which are “semi-customized” to the needs of each student.  Our instructors excel at developing signature courses that are highly effective and exceed expectations. These teachers are also accomplished, experienced audio engineers that currently work in the recording industry.  This is just one area where Cue stands apart from typical schools…another is our cutting-edge equipment and up-to-date audio software programs. Students learn most effectively and enjoy skill retention through repetitive practice. We apply this learning concept by immersing the student in numerous “hands on” sessions.

Cue’s gold and platinum-winning studios are the students’ private classrooms — including four stellar facilities where Billboard hit artists, major record labels, producers, United States presidential candidates, senators, movie stars, American Idol winners, nationally acclaimed engineers and producers have recorded and mixed for over three decades.

Cue’s clients include some of the best known talents and brands in the entertainment industry and beyond: Michael Jackson. Dave Matthews Band. Roger Waters (Pink Floyd). Sheryl Crow. Allison Krauss. Toni Braxton. Lyle Lovett. National Geographic Society. Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks). Bad Brains. AOL. New Edition. Metal Blade Records. Mariah Carey. Bishop Desmond Tutu. Rick Santorum. Fox Television. Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix). Geffen Records. Actor Bill Murray.  Composer Paul Shaffer (David Letterman Show) Island Records. American Idol winners David Cook and Clay Aiken. Columbia Records. Mercury Records. Television hit “The Voice”. Don Was. Alligator Records. MCA Records. 311. Henry Rollins Band. Mary J. Blige. Madonna. Bruno Mars. Boyz 2 Men. Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel). Discovery Channel. Pat McGee Band. AT&T. Sony Records. A&M Records. Arista Records. Atlantic Records. Tommy Boy Records. London Records. Imago Records. EMI Records, and many more.

Tuition is a tremendous value, ranging from $3,250 to $5,950. Our belief is quality education doesn’t have to be expensive if administered intelligently and efficiently.

We encourage potential students, families, and other interested parties to schedule a tour and observe first-hand why Cue is the optimum destination for those seeking to enhance their audio engineering skills. Contact us today for more information. 703/532-9033


Jeff Jeffrey
President, CEO