My students sometimes post reviews and recommendations of our work together on the internet.
Here’s a recent letter submitted to me in January, 2020 by a college student who has been taking private lessons in piano, composition and George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (the LCCOTO) since 2018:
Dear Andy –
I am writing you to express my gratitude for the gifts you have given me through your teachings.
My perception of the “how, what, and why” of music has been very much expanded and this in turn has increased the depth of my fascination and inspiration in music as an art form.
In my short life of 18 years so far, I truly am unable to think of any teacher who has offered me so much kindness and time outside of their job description. For this, I iwill always be astounded and thankful. One day, hopefully, I will be able to pass this kindness on to others who need it as much as I did.
Thank you so very much for everything. May I continue to be inspired, fascinated, and inoculated by music through your exemplary teaching as I continue to study with you in the years to come.
All the best,