I've spent time in the studio and on stage with some of my favorite musicians. I've seen them create and observed them at practice and play. I've studied their techniques, learned their philosophies, and looked to them for mentorship. Perhaps none has influenced me as profoundly as DiViNCi. His musicality is singular and his creativity inspiring, but the greatest lessons I've learned from him lie outside the ostensible bounds of our craft. He's helped me connect my music to my life, my practice to my person, and my most mundane habits to my most outlandish creativity. I'm a better musician and human for knowing him. I'd been searching for my guru, but I stumbled on my sensei instead. I'm grateful.