As a way of expressing sincere thanks to my students that I hold in great esteem, I like to post comments received from anonymous university surveys offered at the end of each semester from a mix of courses I teach. While accolades are mostly featured here, I equally thank those that offered otherwise. I fully respect and appreciate all that’s been shared, and maintain that the best teachers are first the best learners. Thank you again for another great semester, and year.

Spring 2017

What do you like best about this course?:

"The material was presented in a manner that was extremely well organized, which aided in my learning."

"Jazz Composition and Arranging is an interesting topic and one that will help me in my career."

"The ability to apply concepts in a creative yet logical way."

If you were teaching this course, what would you do differently?:

"I wouldn't have changed anything."

In what ways, if any, has this course or the instructor encouraged your intellectual growth and progress?:

"Presentation of material in a structured manner, and connecting to real world examples."

"Work flow."

"He has encouraged me to write for jazz bands large or small."

Other comments or suggestions:

"Great class! Thank you!"

"Taking your class was the best thing I did at Rutgers!"