I had the great fortune of spending my last year of high school playing in the Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble with Frank Battisti as our conductor. He was an extremely inspiring teacher and conductor, and he still delivers a compelling messages about what it means to teach music.
Here he makes it clear that if we were to teach people to love music we wouldn't have to sell music to people.
Here he talks about rehearsal time:
Here he talks about creativity:
. . . and on competition and cooperation: