Foothill-DeAnza Community College

Let Foothill College Music Technology be the Key to Your Musical Mastery

Welcoming students to our campus in Los Altos Hills, Silicon Valley, CA!  Since 1997, the Foothill College Music Technology Program (MTEC) has been on the cutting edge of music education. Foothill MTEC integrates art and music with science and technology, while preparing students for productive, professional careers in the audio and media industry.
Discover how the MTEC Program can help you!


Foothill College is an Avid Certified Learning Partner offering the highest levels of Pro Tools Certification for both Music and Audio Post Production.


We offer beginning to advanced classes in mixing and mastering. This includes traditional analog consoles, analog outboard gear and the latest plugins for all platforms: Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Pro Tools Studio One and more.


Hands-on experience in our world class recording studio facility. Field trips to commercial recording studios. Also, learn how to apply these techniques in your home studio and portable equipment.


Grow your network of like-minded music producers and content creators. Build a portfolio of work, apply for internships and enter the job market.


Explore our Silicon Valley campus in person. Sign up for one of our guided tours today!

Get exclusive access to our amazing recording studio facilties and interactive classrooms. Meet with our instructors and students. Connect virtually with our Music Tech Live Streaming Events and Webinars!


Our instructors are award winning producers, composers, audio engineers and sound designers with real word credits. Our talented students and alumni are successful artists and content creators who have worked with clients like:
Kendrick Lamar, Sony Music, NBC, Apple Computer, Google, Facebook and LA Philharmonic.


Teacher at Music Technology Program at Foothill College. Bruce is a classically trained, first chair orchestral percussionist and composer. He has performed internationally on drums and keyboards in many genres including jazz, pop, classical, rock, funk, electronic and world music. Read More

Eric Kuehnl

Composer, sound designer, and educator. He is currently the Co-Director of the Music Technology Program at Foothill College, and Director of Partner Programs for NextPoint Training. Read More
Foothill College is committed to providing programs and services that enable students to achieve their academic and professional goals as responsible members of a democratic society. We believe that education is key to building a strong and sustainable community. With a focus on equity, we strive to ensure that all California student populations have access to high-quality educational opportunities and achieve positive outcomes. Our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability guide our mission.

Foothill College Music Technology Program

Let Foothill College Music Technology Take Your Music to the Next Level.

Affordable Degree Program

Earn your degree and certificates at a cost that's 80% less than expensive tuition at other schools with accredited transcripts that will transfer to other colleges.

World-Renowned Faculty

With decades of experience, Foothill College's award-winning instructors have the knowledge, experience and tools necessary for students to succeed in today's music industry.

Esteemed Alumni

We have helped many of our students launch their professional careers. Foothill alumni include: Grammy Award winners, professional engineers and successful recording artists.

What the students have to say

Sarah Johnson
    Sarah Johnson

    Bruce is an incredible instructor and mentor. He is incredibly knowledgeable about music technology and recording techniques, and he always goes above and beyond to help his students succeed. He is patient, supportive, and truly cares about his students' success. I would highly recommend taking his courses.

    Jason Lee
      Jason Lee

      I absolutely loved taking music technology courses at Foothill College! The professors were knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter, and the curriculum was both challenging and engaging. The program provided me with a strong foundation in music production and recording techniques, which have been invaluable in my career as a musician.

      Emily Davis
        Emily Davis

        Bruce is one of the best instructors I've ever had. He has a wealth of experience in music production and recording, and he always brings real-world examples and techniques to his lessons. He is always willing to help his students and provides feedback that is both constructive and insightful. I would highly recommend taking his courses if you have the opportunity.

        Michael Chen
          Michael Chen

          Foothill's music technology program is top-notch. The facilities are state-of-the-art, and the instructors are experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping their students succeed. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to pursue a career in music production or audio engineering.

          Rachel Williams
            Rachel Williams

            As a professional musician, I was looking for a program that would help me expand my skills and knowledge of music production. Foothill's music technology program exceeded my expectations in every way. The instructors were experts in their field and provided me with valuable insights and techniques that have improved my recordings and performances. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is serious about music production.

            David Rodriguez
              David Rodriguez

              Bruce is a true expert in his field, and his passion for music technology is infectious. He is an excellent communicator and has a way of making complex topics easy to understand. He provides personalized attention to each of his students and is always available to answer questions and offer guidance. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from him.

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