When you meet Esther for the first time, you can chat with her for 5 minutes, and feel like you've known her forever. Actually, I've known her since 2008, and I can honestly say she is a true professional in every sense of the word. When I first started my music education company, she interviewed with us to apply as a piano instructor. Boy, was she impressive! She knows her music theory, is experienced with students of all ages, and can teach like it's second nature (if you attend one of her recitals, you'll understand). Esther is an exceptional performer as well, and plays the piano with such feeling. Although, she ultimately decided to focus on her own business, separate from mine, we have made it a prority to keep in touch. Her and I seek advice from one another, and together we are a support group. Not only is she a great business colleague, she is an excellent mentor, and a wonderful friend. Indeed, I'm happy to have met her, and I'm certain we will always be friends. Esther, thank you for being my friend.