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The Honablue Institute of Audio Engineering

We are a New York State licensed school of audio recording with a superior curriculum based on real world experience in the music industry.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

The Honablue Institute (THI) takes students with no experience and turns them into professional audio engineers in 10 months. Many musicians, singers, and artists today are engineering their own recordings and are discovering that they lack the knowledge, skills, and experience to do it themselves. We provide these students with the skill set and experience based on our combined 70 years of music industry experience.


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    Robert Honablue

    Robert Honablue's career as an audio engineer began in 1968 with CBS records. Over the last few decades he has also worked for Motown, Sony, and CTI. Robert has freelanced for many high profile artists. In 2006 Robert began the process of establishing THI and has been dedicated to passing on his experience to budding audio engineers.

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    Natalya Honablue

    With 10 plus years of experience in the administrative side of the audio engineering business. Natalya tackles issues such as developing internet marketing strategies, graphic design, account management, and social media outreach.

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    Bob DiGiacomo
    Student Recruiter / Instructor

    A musician and engineer who holds a B.A. in Music Media (magna cum laude) from Capital University. Bob’s 15 plus years professional experience include positions as engineer, musical director, musician, low voltage electrician, and in music retailing. He specializes in digital technology for music production and signal flow for electronic systems.


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    Larry Murren, CPA and Denise M. Knight, CPA

Previous Investors

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    George Benson
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    Dave Brubeck