"I graduated from Berklee in 2003. I think that the student perspective is still fresh in my mind when I'm teaching, so I have a different perspective on how to reach them. But, I certainly have to adapt. When I'm dealing with younger-level improv students, we have to talk a lot more harmony and theory, because at this point they're being introduced to this stuff, but they haven't put the pieces of the puzzle together yet. So a lot of my lab classes are trying to link how their ear training classes and their harmony classes and their arranging classes all back up their playing. The other guys who already have all of the theory and improv chops, we're talking about style and interpretation and musicality and turning this thing that we've been working on for years and years into something that isn't technique-based, but based on emotions and trying to reach your audience."