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"Irv, we are so grateful that
we found you! You are such an amazing piano teacher
and so good with all of our kids. It doesn't matter
their age or level of ability, you are so fantastic with
them and teach them so much. We have made as much
progress in music with you in one year as we did with other
piano teachers in 6 or 7 years." -- parent of several piano
"Thank you for your patience and humor while teaching me
'chords.' I am having a delightful experience with the
piano and that is thanks to you." -- mature adult piano
student who already played well but wanted to learn to play
jazz and standards with improvisation.
"When I went home last weekend my mother said I have made
more progress in two months with you than I did in two years
with my previous teacher." -- college age vocal student.
"I really love how you let me pick my own songs. You
are an amazing teacher!" -- teenage piano student.
"They (my children) are excited and I've seen them grow, and
I've seen them starting to learn in a way that feels natural
to them, and they are really loving it. It's made a
huge difference in our family." -- parent of several piano,
guitar and vocal students.
"I already know how to play. I've been learning piano
since I was about four years old. The thing that
intrigued me was Irv teaches how to play by ear, and I
always thought that was something you had to be born
with. He taught me all the tricks and techniques on
how to hear the song and be able to actually figure out all
the chords and how to play it." -- adult student who has now
progressed to the point where he can figure out how to play
a song while listening to it on the radio while driving his
"You are the funnest teacher I've ever had! Thanks for
letting me be my weird self." -- young teen guitar student.
"You have been so patient and good with (our boys).
They love you! I'm pretty sure that any other teacher
would have been disastrous - :) " -- parent of two