What impressed me (and continues to do so) about Sol is the thorough, academic approach he takes to teaching. Also, from the start, Sol has been extremely good at making sure that we study what I enjoy. During my first lesson, he sat me down, asked why I wanted to play the drums, what I hoped to get out of it, and what my long-term goals were. And every time we reach the end of a lesson, I get to choose where we go next. He is really preparing me, and all of his students, to be not just good drummers, but good, solid musicians.