The Honablue Institute (THI) is an audio engineering school which provides professional and quality instruction in music engineering. Led by expert staff members with a positive attitude, THI teaches budding engineers the fundamentals of recording starting from analog tape and moving all the way through digital technologies. The core of THI’s program is designed around Robert Honablue’s forty-plus year career in audio engineering. The curriculum focuses primarily on hands-on experience combined with supplemental instruction of the underlying theories. Students come away with an education that directly matches the realities they will face as professional recording engineers.
An audio engineering school such as THI is a tremendous asset to the Stuyvesant Heights community and also serves as a hub for the local music scene. Currently housed in the Restoration Plaza Office Building, which is the oldest Community Development Corporation (CDC) in the United States (founded in 1967 though the efforts of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob Javits). THI aspires to equal Restoration’s mission to be part of the catalyst for the progressive improvements of the quality of life for the people of Stuyvesant Heights, New York City and beyond. The Honablue Institute plans to develop and equip potential sound engineers not only with the technical skills, but also the networking and interpersonal skills necessary to become a success as a recording engineer.
Commitment, respect, honesty, and diligence – these are hallmarks that defines the staff and students of The Honablue Institute. Our ultimate goals are to offer quality education, to be a respected member of the community (local and global), and to foster new, nationally recognized sound recording engineers.