I must say, one thing that is very different here at KMH compared to UNT, is everyone’s constant drive to be jamming and playing together. Back in Texas we learn so many things, and the teachers always say that no matter how much time you spend in the shed there are lots of things you can only learn by playing with people. And while that is very true, other than lab band, there doesn’t seem to be so many opportunities to play with people unless you set it up yourself, which people rarely do, and the opportunities that are there, people don’t often take because they just go practice. And that is a shame because the level of musicians is so high. But here I have been going to at least one or two jam sessions set up by students every week and have even set up a few myself. Being a school focusing a bit more on developing “your sound” as a soloist and artist, here they are very open and always want to play with others. Its really amazing how jamming reveals so many things I am uncomfortable with but has also helped open my ears a lot so that I listen and interact more with the other musicians. And its only been three weeks!!! I definitely think setting up jam sessions will be something I take with me back to the states.