I was fortunate to study in his home. The living room, where lessons took place, was dominated by a painting by Okkyu Kim-Roseman. I'd study that painting at every opportunity. It offered a soothing, exciting, mysterious resting-place - a wondrous haven for study and escape. That painting had an important influence on both my development as a person and as a musician. Okkyu - your generosity, kindness, tolerance and trust of me - with your home when I lived there briefly one summer, with your children, when I served as your babysitter, and with your general encouragement and friendship, was and is deeply appreciated.