Slate's Teachings: Musicians Learn to Improvise In the final part of his month-long series on great mentors, Slate contributor Eric Liu talks with Juilliard School instructor Robert Abramson, who teaches highly trained music students to do something they normally aren't allowed to do: improvise.

Slate's Teachings: Musicians Learn to Improvise

Slate's Teachings: Musicians Learn to Improvise

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In the final part of his month-long series on great mentors, Slate contributor Eric Liu talks with Juilliard School instructor Robert Abramson, who teaches highly trained music students to do something they normally aren't allowed to do: improvise.