I believe the most important gifts I can give my students are both motivation to dream and the building blocks toward an enlightened life. Music for me is a vital part of this process of personal growth, self-awareness, enhancement of character, and love of the creative process.
In my classroom, as well as in one-on-one coaching/mentoring sessions, I strive for a student-focused approach, guided by mutual respect, constant support and encouragement, establishment of developmental goals, and awareness of the value of discipline as intrinsic to the refinement of artistic abilities as well as the development of individual maturity.
I lead by example, and embody within myself a reverence for great music, both as a medium for self-expression, and a vehicle through which the souls of others can be touched and inspired.
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