From the time that I was a young child, I've loved making music. What I love best about this sacred art form is that there's never a bad time for it. My job is to make music accessible to everyone, and bring out the song that lies within us all. No matter the age or ability, the disciplines of music making carries over into other subjects and areas in our lives and shapes the personalities we know ourselves to possess.
Like fingerprints, the ideas and of creating music are different for every human being. This is the best part! When I work with students, I give them the blueprints or the basic framework for whatever it is they're working towards. I then encourage them to experiment, take risks, and listen to their own playing as if they were a fly on the wall of the practice room. One answer my students will never hear me say is "Because, that's they way it is." Even in the classical genre, from which most pieces have been in existence for hundreds of years, we must find room for our own creativity.