Reid, this month marks a year of studying with you. And looking back, it’s incredible how much I’ve learned from you, not only how to play the guitar, but how to treat it as an utensil to speak for me, just like a writer uses a pen. You’ve given an appreciation of so many other kinds of music, you’ve taught me how to speak without using words. You’ve sprinkled in life lessons and “therapy” sessions during my lesson too, you’ve been a teacher, and a friend, and a mentor. I can’t tell you how awesome you are sir. Thanks so much!! You’re a fantastic person!!