"Developing one's ear is an essential skill for all music students, whether they aspire to become performers, educators, or recording engineers. It is also a lifelong endeavor and one that I continue to work on as I strive to add new sounds to my aural vocabulary."
"I like to bring a lot of supplemental material into the ear training classroom. I feel responsible for exposing the students' ears to great music that they may not have heard before and for educating them to become better critical listeners. It's not uncommon for the class to learn a North Indian raga or to dissect the harmonies of a piece by Stravinsky or Ellington."
"I feel very privileged to be able to be involved in the making of music, one of God's finest gifts to us, and to be able to teach at such a special place as Berklee. Having a class comprised of talented students who represent places from all over the world creates a certain type of buzz in the classroom. It's a feeling that I had not previously experienced until I came to teach here."