I recently had a very talented young musician complete a recording appreticeship with me for the last 4 or 5 months. I see a lot of posts from people wanting to learn and trying to decide the best way in, school or the street. I learned from reading and doing. Maybe things were different back then, I don't know. I just thought I'd comment about the possibilities for an apprenticeship with an experienced engineer. If you have the bucks for Full Sail, or something comperable, I'd suggest instead, seek out an experienced reputable engineer, and approach them about a learning situation. The guy that I worked with followed me around from gig to gig, some far away from home, and got to observe sessions and situations that I hope were very instuctive. We also had a 30 hour lecture series, and capped it off with me co-writing, helping him to engineer, and producing 2 songs. I loved seein that 18 yr old kid cut 2" tape for the first time. Just some observations. Cheers.