Teaching through words is often as important as teaching how to play the notes. This is where I collect my ongoing thoughts about the practice of teaching, the joy of learning music, and the responsibilities we share in the studio.

  • The Function of Music
    As a teacher, I spend my time with my students both helping them to understand music as well as make it, and one of my favorite conversations with them is talking about why they make music as well as why I make music.
  • On Making Music. And Making Musicians.
    I’d like to share with you something that I begin every lesson relationship with in my studio. Sometimes as a talk, sometimes as a written letter, but always as a … Read more