"I have known for a long time that I have a desire to create music. Not to just create it blindly, but to create with understanding and intent. In my life, many people and events directed me away from music. I ended up studying mathematics and engineering. Taking a job as a high school math teacher, I knew I would never leave my music--but I also knew I could never serve it as I wish I could. Several years and search engines later, I finally stumbled across USSCM. After trading a few e-mails with Professor Amaral, I knew that USSCM could help me grow. As for the cost, some guys get their kicks from fine sports cars--I'm getting mine for about half of that! . . .
USSCM's materials are great in scope and sequence thus far . . . I am consistantly operating right at the edge of my abilities. Day-to-day growth is self-evident. I've never had so much fun working so hard."