Sam, academic facilitator, is an stupendous mentor. You'd think my tracks wouldn't be so night and day but each time by the end of our sessions. Additionally I enjoyed my time at ERA ( studio I got paired to ) Lots of workshops for songwriting, observations, and mastering. Only con I see is the program is way to short, and the online bookwork you could frankly find for free online. What your paying for is the mentors and going into the studio. Make the connections people! It'll be pricey but you'll get a foot in the door, even for me at 19.