Adam has been Tina's piano student for 6 years; ever since he was 5 years old. Adam started learning from Tina at the Earl Bales Community Centre for keyboard group lessons. After that, he transitioned into private lessons. Piano lessons have been the one consistent extracurricular activity that Adam has kept over the years because he enjoyed each lesson every week.
Tina is an amazing teacher and literally has been very influential in Adam's formative years; she is very positive and patient. Tina not only teaches playing the piano, she indirectly has taught Adam foundational qualities such as commitment, discipline, and perseverance. He has learned to break down the pieces, practice one hand first and then another, and gradually put the pieces together with both hands in order to play a full song. This technique has helped Adam gain confidence in himself; he feels very proud when he is able to play music on his own after all the hard work.
Tina also focuses on teaching sight reading which has given Adam the ability and motivation to seek and try to play music that he likes in his free time. The lessons usually end with a fun and creative activity, which make every lesson unique. Tina has inspired Adam's love of music as he goes online for sheet music from songs he hears and experiments playing the songs on the piano. Two thumbs up!!!
- Natalia (Adam's Mum and very grateful parent)
My daughter and son both take piano lessons at Piano Key Lessons studio with Tina. She is a very patient, passionate, knowledgeable and caring piano instructor. They enjoy taking lessons with her, and I'm impressed with the way she teaches them and how they are progressing.
My daughter is auditioning for an arts school and Tina is focused on helping her to prepare. Tina is a great teacher and I would recommend her to anyone.
- Adele Arrigo
Tina is an amazing piano teacher. She is great with kids and really connects with them. Both my daughters love her. Tina is patient with younger children and makes learning piano fun!
- Jenny DiMillo
Our daughter Sai Madhura has been learning piano for the past year. We strongly believe that our daughter has been getting the best piano lessons at Piano Key Lessons through Ms. Tina, a dedicated and responsible piano teacher. Tina is amazing with kids.
She is patient, friendly, flexible and very professional. She has great teaching methods and has taught both theory and songs including our daughters` favorites.
Tina identifies weak points and helps her students overcome them by giving many useful tips. Tina also goes an extra mile and provides extra materials that are very useful.
She encourages her students to perform in the regular student concerts held at her studio. Madhura picked up lot of songs within months and her interest in learning piano has grown. Tina is a great mentor and brings out the best in her students. We regret that we did not find Tina sooner.
- Suma and Pala
Tina has worked with my daughter for many years. Working with Tina was very good for my daughter's confidence, general interest in music and mental focus. Tina's talented teaching style and passion definitely contributed to my daughter's decision to attend a specialized music program in high school. Audrey will take with her a solid foundation in music theory, but more importantly, a love of learning which was instilled by years of patient encouragement by Tina.
- Rachel Ohm