September 22, 2020

Our History

Located in a gold and platinum award winning recording facility…

Cue’s Studio’s Center for Audio Engineering (CSCAE) was created from our desire to help nurture aspiring audio engineers and producers learn the art of recording, mixing and producing sound and music. As an accomplished studio, Cue has long been the choice for hundreds of major label recording artists and celebrities.

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 achieved “certified” post-secondary educational status 2010 by (SCHEV), the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. This ensured our compliance with 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 not to seek SCHEV status to operate as a school as of September 1st, 2020.  We will to continue to offer similar instruction for avocational and artistic purposes only, not being career based education.

CSCAE and Cue Recording Studios are 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.

The school offers both “One on One” programs which are “customized” to current audio education standards and the specific engineering and production needs of each student, and group programs that follow a more traditional curriculum. Our instructors excel at developing signature programs that are highly effective and exceed expectations. These teachers are also accomplished, experienced audio engineers and producers that currently work in the recording industry. Our high standards for teaching and studio credentials ensure CSCAE’s leading role in audio education. 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.

CSCAE’s gold and platinum-winning studios are the students’ private classrooms — including five stellar facilities where Billboard hit artists, major record labels, producers, United States presidential candidates, senators, movie stars, American Idol winners and noted engineers have recorded and mixed for over two 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 $875 to $7,750. 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 CSCAE is the optimum destination for serious candidates. Contact us today for more information on the path to success that’s right for you. 703/532-9033


Jeff Jeffrey
President, CEO