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John has an abiding interest in the power of great music in our lives.  He is an inspired teacher who can integrate his subtle awareness of the mechanics of pianism to bring a student’s expressive abilities to artistic heights.  John triggers imagination, relaxation and color.

I continue to be impressed by his enthusiasm for the hard work and complexities of leadership.  John’s engagement with students and their families, and his adroit management of faculty while serving as director of Preparatory and Extension Divisions at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music was the work of an extraordinary administrator.  He is an outstanding model of fairness, integrity and artistic achievement.