6yo is excited for his lessons
Carter randomly told us today “I wish I could have a piano lesson everyday”….just wanted to make sure you knew how much he was enjoying lessons…he looks forward to it every week!
Thanks for the inspiration
“I’m watching the video and following your commentary (I printed it out). I’ve had to stop the video several times because of tears in my eyes and I need a moment to process. Sometimes I get so focused what I’m doing as a teacher that I don’t remember to get caught up in the moment of making music. I love watching you work with your students. Thanks for the inspiration.” ~~ commented after watching the “MLT-informed large group piano class” video
Positive experience for a 5yo
“Thanks for giving William such a positive first exposure to music! … He’s really enjoyed it and he talks frequently about the songs he’s been learning.”
Just had to share
I had to write a quick email to tell you about the boys who have been singing your lessons non stop since we’ve been on vacation…It’s working and I’m thrilled!!!
Brother and sister duo doesn’t want me to move
“Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Really appreciate it. [B and L] really love you. Don’t move to Hawaii. :-)”
Stretching musical understanding and skills (from an adult student)
“I learned a great deal about music and myself from my last lesson. You are truly stretching my musical understanding and skills, which is just what this doctor ordered. As I have stated in the past, your students are quite blessed to have you as a teacher.”-Christine C.
Proud adult student
I think what you have done is incredibly impressive. I’m proud to be your student”.
If Only …
“If only I had a teacher like Robert when I was learning piano. I would still be playing.”
Student loves working with other students, parent appreciates teacher’s work ethic!
“B really likes the group lesson. Thanks for your hard work!”
One young student was overheard in the next room by her mom, talking to her friend: “And I can play one you might want to hear because it is really cool and I love playing it.” [She plays “Swinging Monkeys”] “I can play it closing my eyes, and it says play twice so I played it twice. I am having piano lessons and I can play ‘Rocket Ships’ if you want me to and I am using OCTOPUS ARMS!” (Sorry, but you will have to sign up for lessons to find out what “octopus arms” are.)
Patient & Creative
I strongly recommend Robert to you. I have worked with him as a church musician and have been impressed with his dedication to sacred music and his very high level of technique and musicianship. God has used his exceptional ability, passion, talent and gifts to touch the lives of God’s people. I can highly recommend him as a piano teacher. I am impressed by his patience and creativity in the way that he works with my son and seeks to reach all his students to share his passion for music.
Robert is a phenomenal teacher. He approaches his students individually, taking the time to explore and determine how they learn. He then creatively adapts his teaching style to fit the student, and get results. And, you should see him play!”
Thank you for inspiring H. with her piano interests this year. It’s so fun to sit back and watch her grow. We appreciate all you have done for her!
Caring, funny, and encouraging
Thank you so much for being my piano teacher. You have been an inspiration to me with your caring, funny, and encouraging spirit. I will keep in mind what you have taught me as I continue to practice. Your passion for music encourages me to pursue my dreams whether in piano or out.
Time and energy
I thought you might want to know that K. is REALLY enjoying the piano this year. I believe the music and talent she is entertaining us with today is largely from the time you spent with her over the past few years…. I know it would have been so much easier and less stressful to give up on her. I really appreciate all the time and energy you put into developing her skills.
Teaching more than music
“Thanks for all the wonderful things you’re teaching the kids not only music but also to be a good responsible citizen. We appreciate it very much!”
“Please relay my gratitude, appreciation and thanks to Bob…for the great job he did on Saturday. It was indeed a very impressive display of musicianship and courage.”
[This was after subbing with one day’s notice with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, for a few works including a difficult Gershwin solo!]