Made me want to be the best musician

"I don't think I can even put into words how much you mean to me. You have taught me so much about music and helped me discover the music-loving girl inside of me. Through the ups and downs of these five years, I have always been able to turn to music and to you. You are truly an inspiration to me and have made me want to be the best musician I could be. Every lesson, you've helped me see why I love music so much. Lots of my friends quit piano because of their teachers, but you were half the reason I play in the first place."
-Kinzie, 16-year-old student

Positive and fun

"Jake liked that you were positive and fun.  He also liked that there were no recitals.  He had come from a mean teacher that had really fancy recitals and those didn't go over so well.  Wish he would have started learning from you....he would have had more of a love for music." -Tracy, Mom of a 10-year-old student

Super valuable 

"I loved the fact that you incorporated both reading of music and improvisation.  In my music background, I was never encouraged to improvise, so I never was good at it.  Having kids figure things out by ear (or create it on their own) is super valuable.  We also liked that you tried to gear part of her lesson plan towards current music or music she was interested in." - Kelly, Parent of a 9-year-old student

Portrait of yours truly, drawn by an artsy, perceptive student who caught that I loved to wear *that* necklace and *that* headband.

Portrait of yours truly, drawn by an artsy, perceptive student who caught that I loved to wear *that* necklace and *that* headband.

Flexibility and focus

 "I appreciated your flexibility and focus on going at the child's pace and not on trying to just complete lessons and get on to the next one (I know how tempting that is!).  Your efforts to give positive encouragement and honest help were noticed.  Also the fact that you are a musician and write your own music seemed to make your lessons more creative. You are excited about making music on the piano and that can be infectious." -Greta, Mom of 3 students (ages 7, 9 and 11)

Expert guidance

“You are a GREAT teacher.  You always made it fun and it was nice to have someone so enthusiastic about music...and you were always very professional.  My music skills definitely improved with your expert guidance.”  -Erin, Adult student

 

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