This past January I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my old guitar students, Jordan Ast, at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton. Jordan had already successfully completed one year of studies focusing on guitar and was part way through his second year focusing on recording. I took a cab to the music campus in a winter storm and the trip took at least three times as long as it normally would. I found my way down to the second basement and after asking a few people arrived at one of the studios deep in the depths of the building. Jordan had booked a few hours of time and as I was already late we got straight to work. He set up a few mic's and I tuned up and we worked on some recording levels. We managed to get two tunes recorded that evening and it was a real treat for me to have someone else do the engineering so I could concentrate on playing the songs. I record at home and am usually looking after all the aspects of the session. It was great to see Jordan in that music school environment surrounded by all the musicians and recording engineering students, most of whom he seemed to know. He gave me a tour of the other main studio and played me some tracks he had recorded the day before of some students from the school. The playing on the recording and the quality of the recording were both quite impressive. Great to see someone in their element, doing what they should be doing!