The first thing is filling those deficiencies for those who didn’t study with me in high school!

Otherwise, musicians at this age should have a strong self-knowledge and see a clear musical direction: even if that direction changes every few months. My role is that of a facilitator at this point. One should not need lessons forever. This is jazz, and a student must develop his/her own style and be a leader, not a follower. But this is the last chance to fill those gaps in fundamentals.


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