"I came to Greg with lofty goals. I wanted to be better at improvising, playing in an Orchestra, playing in a chamber ensemble, AND playing in an original music experimental math-rock band. He has given me the tools to be great at all of these things. No matter what I bring to my lesson, whether it's a jazz chart, a modern classical piece he has never heard before, or a song I'm working on writing for my band, he immediately knows what it needs and helps me get there. He gets right to the root of what is holding me back, helps me break it down, and shows me how to practice it so that I can sound the way I'm trying to. I have never met another classically trained cellist that is so comfortable and proficient in any genre you throw at him, not only as a teacher but as a performer too. Greg's lessons leave me feeling confident, inspired, and supported. And perhaps more importantly, as a performer in the Twin Cities, Greg is constantly stretching the boundaries of what can be done on the cello. He encourages me to keep reaching for those lofty goals."