For a huge number of musicians, the practice of teaching and knowledge sharing is integral to their own creative process. Teaching and knowledge sharing can inspire creative ideas, influence performance methods, forge new collaborations, and knit communities together. This discussion seeks to explore the positive ways a role as an educator can feed back into the creative process for an artist.
Education can take many different forms in the modern age, and here we present three distinct perspectives. Accomplished jazz bassist Adam Neely enlightens viewers on his acclaimed YouTube channel subtitled ‘New Horizons In Music’. Singer-songwriter Jamila Woods teaches poetry and music on a grassroots community level in her native Chicago. Recording engineer Liz Teutsch, Associate Professor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, represents the formal institution. Between these three varied outlooks, we can explore the reciprocal process between teacher and student, and the ways in which these different forums for creative education intersect.