In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Clay Chaplin, from the California Institute of the Arts, discusses learning recording techniques. Chaplin stresses listening. He also explains that one can learn it from scratch. Chaplin points out that the best way to learn is through experience. The room is open all the time. Students should learn while they can still make mistakes. Also, Chaplin explains that he teaches gear while giving students a technical background. The difficulty with teaching recording techniques is that each student has a different purpose for taking the class. Also in this segment, Chaplin emphasizes that one must also have a certain knack for it. Therefore, Cal Arts attempts to train musician engineers.