TESTIMONIALS

 
 
Best workshop taken since 1985. I’m declaring my writer’s block officially over.

— Kris Demien

[His] flute playing is gorgeous.

— Downbeat

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