Hi, Willem -
Thanks so much for being willing to reach out.
I'm so curious about the school experience itself, the daily process, the teaching style and the interactions among students, and between students and Martín himself. What does it feel like to be a learner there - daily schedule, depth of teacher and staff commitment, diversity of students (young, old, men, women), the sense of an organizing overview (that is, a confidence that the teacher(s) knows what the learning puzzle looks like when it's finally all put together, while delivering the puzzle pieces)? Did you feel that it was rigorous - not in the sense of stiff and overly serious, but in the belief that to get to anything really worthwhile, to build any really sustainable skill set and knowledge/wisdom base, one has to be relatively well committed to a certain level of effort and respect for the body of knowledge? I guess I'm asking, too, if you felt that you got something of lasting value, from teaching that was simultaneously generous and appropriately demanding.
I suspect that I've asked too much of you, Wilem! My apologies if so.