I believe in teaching from a focus on alighting the creativity in everyone, followed by a push towards maturity in that artistry.
Young and old, any aspiring musician will take ownership of music that they create themselves, and spur them towards working on technique in order to refine and grow their own creativity.
Thus, learning other people's music (repertoire) is important as a path of learning towards being creative.
Learning and drawing from different disciplines and techniques, as well as approaching things holistically gives one a larger amount of seeds to choose from for launching their own creativity.
I love getting back to basics and connecting with younger students as well as diving deep with older students and more mature artists while drawing on my diverse background as an artists' coach.