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Andria has been our son's piano teacher since he was very small, and now she is our daughter's as well. Her playful style and use of games, as well as the children's own imagination make piano lessons something they both look forward to. Kids (and I am assuming adults!) don't just learn the notes, but they also learn the value of good musicianship.Andria focuses on the importance of music on brain development and the role of music in our lives. She is not just a good piano teacher, she is an excellent teacher in the best sense. She met our son right where he was at every lesson and really helped him grow as a musician and a person. She was perfect for him when he was five and has moved right with him. Our daughter is five now and a very different character than our son, she "gets" her too!I cannot recommend her more highly! More...
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Learning to play the piano can be challenging. But, it should always be an experience filled with fun, passion and joy. Andria is a key part of my success as an adult piano student, and since beginning my lessons with her, I've again found the joy and fun in playing piano . Andria is an incredible teacher. I've greatly benefitted from her music theory teachings, and I particularly admire her ability to tailor these lessons to her audience--from child to adult learner, or from beginning to advanced learner regardless of age. Andria wants her students to succeed and develop a life-long love of piano. To achieve this, Andria understands how and when to challenge her students. For me, Andria has been a keen observer of how I learn. She works diligently and patiently with me through difficult passages, making sure that I understand how to break the passage down to practice. But, in knowing me as a student, Andria has not been afraid to shift my focus to different pieces when she felt that a piece might be just out of my reach, causing too much frustration for me or if I was starting to become discouraged with my progress. This kind of guidance and care in teaching has been as liberating for me as it's been exciting. I also appreciate that Andria understands that, as an adult, sometimes "life" gets in the way and I'm not as prepared for our lesson as I'd like to be. Andria isn't at all judgmental. We just sit down and play--present in that moment--and I never leave without being charged-up and excited for what I might conquer in the coming week. In sum, working with Andria has been a pure joy! I would recommend her to any student looking for a true partner in piano. I look forward to studying with Andria for many years to come. More...
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