May 31, 2009
I am the luckiest person in the world. Look at these great kids. I get to spend an hour or so with each of them every week. They work hard, laugh at my dumb jokes, and make beautiful music. It is an honor and an honest pleasure to get to hang out with them, and to watch them growing up as musicians and as people. I am grateful to their parents for sharing them with me. I am also encouraged that there are still people who are interested in giving their children something real -- a technical skill that will enrich their lives, no matter where they go as adults. Music is one of the greatest gifts we have in life, and I am fortunate to be able to pass a bit of the joy and the learning along.