"I want students to come away inspired, worked out, and confident. I want them to understand what they're playing and how they can utilize their music vocabulary inside a series of musical situations, how certain grooves and note selections can be repeated in different situations."
"I am always performing with different groups, so I am always learning song forms, licks, and backup vocals. I want the students to learn songs efficiently and accurately without having to write them down. The ability to memorize songs quickly and efficiently is a big part of my profession, and I want my students to take on the same traits."