How did you become involved in music production?
I grew up in a musical family. Everybody played an instrument and/or sang. I took piano lessons as a kid, picked up a guitar as a teenager and started writing songs. Then I discovered recording…and I couldn’t stop. 🙂
How have you been educated in production? Do you think official education is necessary?
I actually got a bachelors degree from Middle Tennessee State University (near Nashville, TN) in Recording & Production Technology. While the things I learned there are INVALUABLE…you certainly don’t need a formal education to learn how to produce. What makes great producers isn’t their head knowledge, it’s their musicianship, their creativity.
A formal education might help you learn the techniques faster, but you can certainly do it on your own, too. See “Do I have to go to college to be a recording engineer?”