I teach because I want to see a world of citizen-artists. One of the astonishments of my life is this: given the right conditions and a minimum of instruction, the most extraordinary, memorable, art will arise from regular folks in unglamorous settings.
I have many artistic practices. It turns out that that's pretty much what I do. Over time, my students and I have decided that two practices - one social, one private - is our basic recommendation for those living in the era of late capitalism.
Through my work as a voice teacher, I've observed that modern tongues are hyper-vigilant. So much of modern life means answering what Gertrude Stein calls, “the same rapid question." Our tongues are trained like guards to respond immediately.