I looked into recording schools in the LA area, and for a state of the art, full time for 6 months course, it seems they're in the $10-17k range. I'm wondering if it is worth it, or if a better decision would be to invest that money into a private studio and learn on my own. Some additional info: I'm a musician first, and would be learning to produce my own music. I'm not looking to run a studio, but would probably try to pay some bills by doing some work for amateur musicians. I'm hoping to make my career as a performer/artist rather than a studio owner or engineer/producer for another studio. note: I'm trying to create a poll... hope that works out!