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.