In a message dated 3/2/0 4:13:13 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< A REAL teacher assigns
material for someones particular problem. >>
I studied with the GREATEST teacher of all time........................ME.
Oh yeah, I took lessons from Sigmund Hering, Nat Prager,Sam Krauss and Gil Johnson, but my best teacher was me.
Who can better assess playing weaknesses than the player?
A teacher can point a player in the right direction, but, the player must ultimately decide where he wants to go and what it will take to get there. I learn as much from being around trumpet players as I did from studying with them.
Sometimes you can learn more by watching a great.
I was, and still am a student.
It was worth the money, Jared, just to sit close to Mr. McNab.