Best workshop taken since 1985. I’m declaring my writer’s block officially over.
— Kris Demien
[His] flute playing is gorgeous.
John is a caring and thoughtful teacher, and is determined to find a way that best suits each of his students to reach his or her full potential.
— Jane Portnoff
Claudia creates a welcoming, safe space for creative exploration. Claudia’s workshops introduced me to the power of form and structure as a means for opening the door to creativity. While I was stalled in my prose work, I found myself suddenly inspired and filled with creative energy through poetry. [She] has enabled me to write about many subjects that in the past were too close to the bone to touch. I have found Claudia’s workshops empowering and energizing. They feed and nurture the creative soul.
— Cindy McGean
Savage’s sole spotlight found him in an extended screaming and yearning alto solo, similarly reaching the high-pitched heights that are common flights of the great altoist Noah Howard.
— All About Jazz
Claudia manages to give thoughtful and thorough advice and revisions without being discouraging. My work has improved tremendously from her advice and guidance.
— Neha Hewitt
Thick in the Throat, Honey makes ecstatic and inspiring work.
— Mark Cunningham
For the first time in my life I woke up on Monday thinking of poetry instead of work.
— Suzy Harris
From the harsh sound of Ian Anderson to the beautiful tone of Herbie Mann....
— The Oregonian