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I absolutely love taking voice lessons with Jamie. She has such a kind heart and it translates into her teaching. I have grown so much with her support behind me and am excited to grow even more in the future.Mar 24, 2020Hammer & Strings Conservatory's reply
Thank you so much, Summer! It’s been so wonderful to watch your voice grow and blossom in your time with us!
I’ve taken piano from Karali Hunter for almost 6 years now and I’ve improved so much. I know that there’s a lot expected and that there’s a high standard, and it’s been so good to have this experience and learn to step up and become the very best I can possibly become. I look forward to more time with Hammer & Strings to improve and excel to the best of my ability!Oct 28, 2019Hammer & Strings Conservatory's reply
Thank you, Kyler! We have loved working with you so, so much!
My elementary school children are learning the cello and piano. Both have such fun and learn so much each week. My fifth grade child studying the cello has Ms. Melody as his teacher. She is perfect for him in her friendly and calm approach. He plays with so much more confidence now. Mr.Yuri is my other child's piano teacher. My child came in with no experience-- only an expressed interest in learning piano. It has been amazing to watch Mr. Yuri teach my third grader from the ground up. In a very short amount of time, he is reading music and has "songs" that he loves to play at home for others. Both children can't wait to show us what they've learned each lesson.Feb 3, 2020Hammer & Strings Conservatory's reply
Thank you, Laura! Your boys have been a great addition to our H&S family!
Dr. Hunter is an exceptional teacher. My son has been playing piano since he was 3 years old, and the advancement and progress he has made since being with Hammer & Strings Conservatory is outstanding. He has been gaining a deep understanding of theory concepts that last and make sense. He has improved his technical skills, running his fingers across the keys which is his favorite. He has also increased his awareness for movement and evoking feeling into music that has brought a special quality into his playing. And of course, he loves his teacher and opportunities to perform! So grateful to Dr. Hunter and the Hammer & Strings Conservatory.Nov 14, 2019Hammer & Strings Conservatory's reply
Thank you, Tricia! What a darling picture, and what a pleasure it is to work with your son each week! -H&S
Our experience with Hammer and Strings Conservatory has been phenomenal! One of our oldest sons took piano lessons for about 4 years from other good teachers in the area. Then in January of 2015, he began taking lessons with Dr. Hunter. During the next 4 1/2 years, he went from playing at an early-intermediate level to playing advanced pieces performed by many concert pianists. This was a result of outstanding and insightful instruction, on the part of Dr. Hunter and dedicated and consistent practicing by our son. It has been amazing to see his progress with Dr. Hunter over a similar period of time as compared with the first 4 years of his piano instruction with other teachers. He has become a completely different pianist and his level of technique and accuracy has dramatically improved with Dr. Hunter. Two of our younger children currently take lessons from Dr. Hunter. She has been their only piano instructor and it has been remarkable to see how quickly and proficiently they are learning compared to their older siblings who started with other piano teachers without the same level of education and expertise as Dr. Hunter. It is incredible to witness the level of precision they are achieving through her knowledge and her teaching methods. She inspires excellence in a positive and rewarding learning environment. Her attention to detail and technique help to refine their skills and bring out excellence in every piece of music they are learning. I would highly recommend Hammer and Strings Conservatory to any family who want to give their children the opportunity to excel in music.Nov 18, 2019Hammer & Strings Conservatory's reply
Thank you so much, Camille! It has been such a pleasure working with your family! -H&S
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our fees are not charged hourly, but as a monthly tuition. With that tuition, you get not only private lessons, but a plethora of other opportunities and experiences. Contact us for more information. All of our teachers are conservatory trained, professional teachers and performers. Our focus is on providing the highest level of training available so that you are NEVER wasting time or money. You get the very best value by hiring teachers who can help you achieve your goals in the most efficient way possible. Our tuition is charged on a monthly basis for private lessons, or by term for group classes.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When you contact Hammer & Strings, we talk you through any questions you might have. We then set up a time to meet with you and a teacher of whatever instrument you need. You can come see the Conservatory, meet the staff, and have a little mini lesson to understand more fully what we are about and how we can help you.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Founder and Director, Dr. Karali Hunter, believes that education and experience together are the key to successful music study. Our teachers are conservatory trained, and have extensive experience with both teaching and performing, so they understand how to teach BOTH of those very important aspects of being a musician. Dr. Hunter received a bachelors degree, masters degree, and doctorate degree in piano performance, all while studying and honing her teaching skills. She uses this experience to hire professional teachers, and giving H&S clients the BEST musical experience possible.