My primary goal as a teacher is to help students help themselves by illuminating the subjects, problems, and challenges for which they face. I wish to cultivate not only critical and independent thought, but also a deep sense passion for the art. As a teacher of music, and especially within music technology, my role is that of a model and mentor, providing a mirror on which a student may reflect and consider his/her ideas through a critical lens, allowing a more clearly seen path. It is vital for the student to develop a sense of ownership in his/her education and expression through the art. Well-rounded musicianship is achieved through example and solid pedagogy. Blending musicianship, critical thinking, and a deep appreciation for the magical and the profound in art, encourages a complete sense of artistry, and humanity.