*Hands-on work: I use light hand contact to guide each individual student to easier ways of doing things.
*Get ideas that students can take that home and work on by themselves (AT “directions”).
*Classes are improvised to meet the needs and interests of each person in the room.
*Students learn also by watching me work with others.
Longtime student Patrick Smith: “By the end of class, a habit in me has lessened. And I’ve tasted a new freedom in my playing. There’s also something about the energy of a group of people working together on a common goal” [See Patrick’s blog:A Journeyman’s Way Home]