Why do I mention this? We get the least amount of time to say on the stage what we have dreamed of in the music. If the preparation is not rock solid, then the foundation will shake under pressure, and believe me, there will always be surprises, at any level.
In my teaching, I work from the ground up. This does not mean that it is all that I do, however. If the sound does not portray something clear and focused, I go to the root of that problem and start the work from there. I do not teach with band-aids. My responsibility is to ensure that you are certain about what you want to say through music and to find the simplest way possible for you to arrive at that point. This is technique.
You will not be on the stage with your teacher. Your independence is paramount and this is my goal. There is nothing greater than being free on the stage. If you are this happy, just imagine how happy your public will be.
All musicians welcome!!