In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Ryan Hewitt is an independent engineer at Conway Recording Studios. He explains that he grew up in the recording business and went to school for electrical engineering. A degree in electrical engineering gave him a different approach to being an engineer. Mr. Hewitt recommends taking any kind of music lessons in order to give you background in theory and harmony because it is an important tool to have in engineering. He also recommends doing internships and being in the studio whenever possible. Time in the studio is key to learning how to be an engineer. In this segment Mr. Hewitt also gives advice to those wanting to pursue careers in the recording industry, explains his approach to recording, describes how he applies his skills, talks about his first break as an assistant, describes what he looks for in an assistant, and talks about who he has worked with recently.