Wynton coaches 30 college-age, younger pupils in special class
About 30 students were given a renewed sense of inspiration, Friday after an hourlong class at the Eastman School of Music with Wynton.
Students from the School of the Arts, Hochstein Music School, Eastman School of Music jazz department and Eastman’s Community Education Division came together to be conducted and coached by Wynton.
Although many of the students were nervous about the class, Marsalis’ laid-back personality kept the classroom filled with laughter.
Marsalis said he treats students the way he would want to be treated: “Tell me the truth but give me some love and some feeling” he said.