"Being involved with Berklee students really enhances my life. The students bring music that's important to them to the classroom, and they bring their ideas about making music to the classroom. It's an incredibly informative experience for me."
"I think it's interesting for students to see how a piece evolves over time from an initial demo to a full arranged piece for recording. They get an appreciation for what arranging music is all about. They can see the initial compositional ideas and the initial ideas for the basic bass, drums, guitar, and keyboard tracks, then see the piece evolve with additional guitar tracks, horn and string tracks, and vocal tracks."
"Much of the department's curriculum deals with working with computers and live players in the studio and at home. Students see the importance of having their own workstation and learning how to use the equipment and tools available to them."
"I'm currently playing with Al Kooper. He's a good example of today's writers who are also producers and work from a home-based studio. I've been able to observe his writing, rehearsal, recording studio, and production process. It's an incredible experience to be able to observe him arranging his songs—one of his great strengths."