"My son Kevin was taking piano lessons at another school for about a year and a half. My wife and I often wondered if he was really getting anything out of the classes. His progress was very slow and we were getting very little feedback from his teacher. Frustrated, we decided to switch to the Academy of Music. Within no time, we noticed a dramatic improvement. He's moving through his lesson books nicely and he he even played a few songs at home this past Christmas. We are very pleased with the Academy and the quality of the instructors. His primary teacher is Heather and she is excellent. When substitute teachers are necessary, we have found them to be equally excellent."
-Mr. Jack Gallagher
"Before joining the Academy of Music family, I had looked at various options for our then 6 year old son who wanted to drum. When I spoke to Melody and then the instructor, it was clear from the very start that the Academy was the best choice without doubt. They welcomed a young student without reservation and knew how to challenge him at appropriate levels for his age and talent.
Three years later we are even more thrilled with our choice. Ben, now 8, has been encouraged and challenged to be the best percussionist he can be. There is always good communication between us and the instructor (Peter). Besides the regular lessons, Ben has been given the opportunity to participate in bands and ensembles and perform in these groups and solo. These are opportunities we would have missed if he had lessons with a private instructor who was not part of a school. And these experiences are an invaluable part of his enjoyment and musical education.
The Academy of Music offers much more than lessons -- it is a community of musical education where I have found students are trained to play an instrument but even more trained and encouraged to become musicians. We love coming here every week and look forward to our younger children joining the student list in the years to come."
"We have been extremely pleased and thoroughly satisfied with the musical education provided us by the Academy of Music during the past several years. My son has improved greatly in both skill and knowledge of music theory. Moreover, the services provided by the administrative staff have been superb. They should all be commended for enriching the lives of so many in our community with a wonderful musical education experience."
- Mrs. Rochelle Vargas
"I am very happy with the music education that my daughters are receiving at the Academy of Music on Main Street. Both girls have wonderful teachers- well trained, well qualified, and effective at teaching their craft. My observations of the interactions between teachers, staff, students and parents make it clear that the Academy of Music strives for a professional and pleasant environment."
- Mrs. Beth Lukacs
"We are very pleased with the Kindermusik program. It helps us socialize our child, and introduce her to different activities and music. It has also enriched our child's knowledge of instruments and other topics that extend beyond the realm of musical instruction. Keep up the good work!"
- Mrs. Jean Consorti
"It is obvious that developmental goals were woven into this class. My son has benefitted greatly from the curriculum and its expert execution. Not only did my son learn, but I did. It was great that the instructor not only explained what we do, but why we do it, which helped when we supplemented at home. I can't thank you enough!"
- Mrs. Elizabeth Peter
"My daughter truly enjoyed all of her classes with the Academy. She kept talking about all of the things she did. She gained exposure to various instruments & sounds, and had interaction with other children. I was very pleased with my daughter's teacher and her overall experience. I would highly recommend her class to anyone!"
- Mrs. Sharon Caldwell
"The teacher and her ability to interact with the children, and her encouraging children to interact with one another through music. I personally think children learn best and more easily when it is fun and the teacher succeeds. Communication between teacher/parent is informative and pleasingly satisfactory. In addition, other personnel at the front desk have been helpful, courteous and personable. The experience I've had this year will have me extolling the reputation of the Academy!"
- Mrs. Patricia Seltzer