You cannot get this experience in a crowded classroom.
“On Thursday, we had a few influential radio programmers at the studio to hear some new music from an upcoming album in the control room. It was quite an experience as he ran the control board to make it happen. My mentor played two fully mixed (un-mastered) singles which are what they (RCA) are planning to release to radio first, then several un-mixed versions of other tracks. He went through the process of creating the new songs and explained that it was a truly organic experience for him because he knew the music cycle was changing and things needed to be different.”