" 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 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
" Jazz is neither specific repertoire, nor academic exercise... but a way of life. "
Lester Bowie
"A drummer's thinking should be a year ahead of his technique."
Shelly Manne