Working with Heather Cornell, with the wonderful musicians and with all the participants was such a great experience it fundamentally changed my life. The intensive gave me the courage and the confidence to try, to fail, and to succeed. There are very few teachers who teach in such a simple and clear way, and with such love, encouraging us not to imitate others, but to find the rhythm in our own bodies - to be a musician. It was luxury to dance every day with such great and sensitive musicians, who showed us what music is to them in their lives and who accepted us as their instrumental partners. Thank you Heather for these enriching connections. Seldom, perhaps never and nowhere, have I felt so accepted and supported in being who I am and in doing what I do."