Grace School is wonderful. The staff is incredibly pleasant and willing to work with our often shifting schedule. Our daughter has grown exponentially as a musician and we credit Grace School with being a big part of her development.
We have been so happy to see our daughter really engaged with her instructor both before and during the COVID-19 quarantine. Cassie, our instructor, plays flute and piccolo herself and has been able to give a tremendous amount of advice on studying music in college, choosing a new instrument, and choosing pieces of music for NYSSMA and personal growth as a musician. The Grace Music School staff has been incredibly responsive and understanding in dealing with our schedule during the pandemic. [FIRST NAME REMOVED] has continued to progress with her musical ability during distance learning, just as she had before the pandemic. We had pursued music lessons with other instructors in the past, and Grace is, by far, the best we have worked with.
Grace music school has a very positive and welcoming learning environment. The facilities (waiting room, classrooms, and restrooms) are kept clean and comfortable. My daughter’s piano teacher, Miss Darby, uses great techniques that have kept my daughter engaged and excited about music since she was 4 yrs. old (she is now 6). Their staff has always been great with communication and when I’ve needed to make changes in my child’s schedule, they’ve always been accommodating and willing to work with us.
My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Nicki and looks forward to seeing her every week. Her confidence and her abilities have both increased and Nicki’s encouragement and support have really reinforced my daughter’s love of making music. She has been making recordings, overlaying 3 part harmonies while accompanying herself on ukelele. And as for Grace Music itself, we can’t thank you enough for finding a way to keep this connection during these isolating times, and of course for your ever present kindness and flexibility!
What is not to love? My son loves Mate’s teaching style and his well organized lessons. We are very happy in every sense and very much appreciate the timely and thorough communication, such as lesson times and flexibility of changing a lesson time when conflicts arise.
My son started his piano lessons with Mary at Grace music school three months ago. I had been searching for another school for at least 6 months prior to enrolling them at Grace. He had been at another music school for four years. I came across the excellent reviews they had online and took a chance. I don’t regret it. From my first conversation with Tara, I knew this would be a good fit for them. She was pleasant, informative and accommodating.
I have had the opportunity to be present for a few virtual lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic. His lessons are dynamic and engaging. I am very impressed with Mary’s teaching style. She is patient, stern but always calm and encourages questions. She makes sure he reads the music notes and understand the music piece.
We are lucky to have Mary instruct our son. Her experience is self evident and is unmatched!