Posted on December 4, 2013March 2, 2017 by robbielinkA Mantra for Teachers This, approximately quoted from Gene Medler, founder and artistic director of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble: How I teach: 1.) Teach them everything you know. 2.) Open every door you possibly can for them. 3.) Get out of their way. Congratulations to Gene and NCYTE on your 30th anniversary!