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” You can’t really teach, you can guide. Students should teach themselves and not to rely on the teacher. You teach a student how to find themselves. Which is what jazz is all about. “

Joe Chambers

“A drummer’s thinking should be a year ahead of his technique.”

Shelly Manne

” Jazz is neither specific repertoire, nor academic exercise… but a way of life. ” 

Lester Bowie

“A great teacher is one who realizes that he himself is also a student and whose goal is not dictate the answers, but to stimulate his students’ creativity enough so that they go out and find the answers themselves.” 

Herbie Hancock