"Music lifts me up. It is emotionally based. It helps people be healthy in their emotional well-being. As a player, it's how I express everything that I'm feeling. It is the voice that I speak from. I know how to create textures and colors with it."
"Berklee creates an opportunity for everybody. It's something that you can do at any time in your life. Berklee will accept you whether or not you're a genius. It's not an intimidating place, but if you want to be a great player you can do that."
"My approach to teaching is to push the boundaries of people's awareness so that they know that there is more out there. To say, 'This is a place that you might want to check out.'"