“Dear Mr. Evan,
I can't thank you enough for teaching me to play my piano in a way I thought not possible. Forty-four years ago, my parents bought an organ and had me take organ lessons for a few years; however, I always wanted a piano, and said I would someday buy one. That “someday” happened 43 years ago when my husband surprised me with a baby grand piano for Christmas. I was thrilled to say the least!
I played my piano for nearly a year, but had difficulty because I struggled playing notes with my left hand vs. the chord/pedal combo on an organ. I decided to take lessons, and researched several piano teachers as I wanted someone who would teach me fundamentals, theory, and a variety of styles of music. Plus, I wanted someone who would be willing to teach a 56-year-old! After many months of looking, I decided to “take the plunge;” it was then when I found you! I so appreciated your enthusiasm to teach adults and your passion for the piano.
In just four months of lessons, I'm playing the piano with more confidence, I have an understanding of basic theory (and am eager to continue with learning more), I play classical pieces I never thought I would be able to, and I am continually challenged to learn new techniques with each piece. Plus, it's so fun to go from playing Bach to Disney favorites in one sitting! You've opened my eyes (and ears) to the world of piano playing, and to really feel my piano and enjoy it. After each lesson, I can't wait to go home and practice, and I get excited about the possibilities of being able to play advanced pieces and fill my home with a beautiful sound.
Once again many thanks,”
Jane Wahl, San Clemente, CA