I'm looking at grad schools in the Chicago area. Over the weekend I toured Roosevelt (Chicago College of Performing Arts) and I have plans to look at Northwestern as well. Roosevelt has Steve Lester and Michael Hovnanian on staff, and apparently you can choose to study with either. DaXun Zhang teaches at Northwestern. I've heard some good things about DaXun, some bad/luke-warm about Hovnanian, and almost nothing about Lester. I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience with any of these bassists as teachers, and for that matter as people. I guess I'm interested in their approaches and how they relate to their students. Any info would help, thanks!