Thank you for all you do. It amazes me that with virtually no practice Adam walks out of your lesson all pleased and heads to the piano when we get home. Go figure!
And later …
Adam was thrilled with his lesson yesterday. Thank you so much for adapting to his situation and working on the improvisation module with him. I appreciate it very much. I think he has a ways to go but I know he is in capable hands and I think he now understands that though he is going to have to work at it, there are tangible benefits that are worth his while. Thank you.
I'm pretty pleased with how the girls are doing with piano, and I want to thank you for being so flexible in your approach. We are trying hard to shift the focus away from us, and get them to develop their own relationship with the piano, with you as their coach. Thanks again for all you do.
From Susan and Bob
Thank you for your patience with Alex during all the past lessons. We really appreciate your great effort in introducing him to the world of music.
I just wanted to give you feedback that we are pleased with Alexa's progress since she started with you. She seems more focused when she practices, which is great and I see some improvements on her pieces and playing in general.
Learning to Play Piano is
and it Makes You
I just wanted to send you a quick message to tell you how Danielle did. She did FANTASTIC!
I took a video of her performance and the judge's comments as well. She got a 90!!! Gold!
We're very proud of her!! :-) Thanks so much!
From adult student David
I am glad to be taking steps to advance in my musical abilities, and know already from the comparative ease with which I approach pieces previously attempted, that you are helping me greatly. Even my sight-reading skills are much improved. In songs, patterns are becoming apparent... scales and triads, for instance. I feel motivated to learn. I look forward to challenging the "Grade II Exam" so that I can enter the hallowed halls of Grade III !
I am pleased to provide a reference for Kathryn Rowe who taught my daughter, Kira, piano lessons from September, 2003 to June, 2006. Kathryn came highly recommended to me by a neighbourhood friend and I am grateful to have had such an excellent teacher at the commencement of my daughter's piano playing.
From adult student Kathy
THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
I am so excited - I feel like someone just turned the lights on. Now it is just practising what you taught me so that it becomes as easy as breathing - ha, ha! Well, maybe not quite that easy, but hopefully I'll catch on quickly. It's going to be so difficult to discipline myself to get my work done first & not spend all my time on the piano.
And later … IT WORKS!!! IT WORKS!!! IT WORKS!!!
I just tried it on "Jesus, How Lovely You Are" and it worked. That is the first song I ever tried to chord when I first got the piano, but I could only find a couple of chords that sounded correct. Now I tried what you showed me & it worked. Oh boy, am I ever excited - peel me off the ceiling or what!
Kathryn Rowe has been my daughter, Natasha’s piano teacher for the past two years. Natasha, at the age of seven, came to Kathryn as a very reluctant beginner. However, over the past two years Natasha has blossomed from hiding under at chair and refusing to play at her first recital, to confidently making her way up to the front at recitals and playing her pieces with poise.
I am very pleased with the progress Natasha has made over the past two years, and am quite impressed by the pieces she has mastered. Kathryn is a very dedicated teacher who always gives 110 % in her lessons. She is an extremely patient teacher and has an amazing way of getting children engaged in the learning process. Kathryn has a vast supply of teaching techniques that not only facilitate the learning process, but make it fun for children as well.
You are a great teacher, patient, knowledgeable and experienced. The kids are very lucky to have you as their teacher.