When I was 16 and had just bought my first car(an '81 Mustang)my Dad called me over one day and told me to take the front wheel off. So I did. Then he told me to take the calipers and brake pads off. So I did. Then he told me to put it all back together and left. That's how you learn. I haven't had a brake shop do brakes on any of my vehicles since. Frankly I can't believe that they charge what they do. Friggin highway robbery.
Anyhow, to learn, you need to explore and tinker. Best way to do it.
Disclaimer: I understand the last sentence opens up a very large can of worms that Syncro will likely exploit.