To my students
I want you to feel comfortable and have fun, but I want you to work very hard. I want you to feel free to be yourself, but I want you to feel inspired to push your limits. I want you to feel relaxed around me, but I want you to feel like you have to mind your words, mindset and technique. I want you to be so aware of your habits that you don’t do anything mindlessly, but I want you to be able to laugh off a mistake or brush off when you notice yourself doing something sloppy.
I want you to feel entirely yourself, but push yourself to be better than yourself. I want you to learn, laugh and be the best you can be. I will push you, challenge you, and not accept less than your best- but I understand that your best changes day to day. I might not give you information you like to hear, but I will always give it from a place of caring- because I know your potential, and I believe in you. I know how hard it is to be a student and to stay aware and sharp to this degree- because I am a student myself, and am humbled by my teachers regularly. I know that if you didn’t care about your potential, you wouldn’t be my student in the first place.