Re: Todd Sucherman here!
I did a session or two with Jerry in LA for TV/film stuff. But I just have the two tracks he did for me. He also played a solo on a tracks from Tommy Shaw's "7 Deadly Zens" record that I did most of back in '98. Terry Bozzio asked me with an open invite to do something at the drum channel, so we'll see. I'm on the road for the foreseeable future. The clinic with Jimmy was a blast. We were winging it and made it a lot of fun. Your teacher has some good thoughts to dwell upon!
Everyone's life is their own. Only you can know or decipher if you made the right decision. If you follow your gut and your heart, you'll really never be wrong. That's all I can really say. Follow your path. I wish you luck!
Cheers from San Francisco,