I lead six completely different ensembles and have been taking them into both public and private schools for nearly two decades. For me,
it's a very natural confluence of my interests as a teacher, composer, bandleader, and performer. It's also an expression of my commitment to helping to build the next generation of music appreciators as well as future performers and composers. Besides, I also have a lot of fun sharing my art and fielding all of those wonderfully unpredictable questions from the students !