Blair McMillen has nearly 20 years of teaching experience, and has given master classes at numerous schools and communities around the country. He has presented master classes to musicians of all ages and levels, and is comfortable coaching soloists and ensembles, in classical repertoire both new and old, orthodox and rarefied. In addition to his classical background, Blair has studied and taught improvisation, jazz, and musical theater, all of which he also enjoys coaching within a public setting. His master classes are targeted, first and foremost, toward the music and the musicians performing. Yet, he knows that involving and engaging the audience, at least to a small degree, is important as well. A short Q&A/discussion session with Blair after a master class is encouraged: it allows for some “down-time” and is an appropriate send-off for everyone involved.