Ila views teaching much like
…it combines language, improvisation, deep listening, and a skilled foundation. Group teaching especially is an opportunity to respond both skillfully and intuitively to what comes up, while always directing the flow of the class toward inspiration. Ila believes that having a truly fulfilling relationship with your instrument requires more than simply learning content. She is passionate about guiding players to examine themselves in the process of learning music, to discover more about their purpose, individual expression, and joy through their practice.
“When we approach our guitar practice as an opportunity to discover ourselves, our habits, thoughts, emotions, desires, pains, passions, and wisdom, then we are empowering our self expression. We are giving rise to a voice inside that came here with us to say something, teach something, embody something.” ~ ILA
“Our goal is to learn how our music may be like a mirror. In essence, we gather to hone our self-expression for the betterment of all who we touch.” ~ ILA