I’ve been giving my Improvisation for Classical Musicians class for over a decade now, and it is gratifying when out of the blue comes some echo from an alum from the class relating to me something about how they have used improv in their lives. I received this note the other day from cellist Emmalee Hunnicutt:
“Wanted to send you a heartfelt thank you for all that I learned from you in the improvisation class I took about 5 years ago. Here is my first improvised concert that I gave with my pianist friend, Carter (the first piece is Satie Gymnopedie No. 3)”
Thank you so much for providing creative space for and nourishing the beauty that arises from spontaneous creation. It is something that I will do for the rest of my life, something that deeply feeds my soul.