5. Barbara Roe
"I'm an adult learner with a little bit of musical experience with the trumpet and a busy working and family schedule, and I signed for lessons with Barbara to start learning to play the piano.
She is a wonderful teacher. I attended one lesson per week for several months. She was patient and encouraging and attentive to my development in my study; she would adjust the pace of our lessons so that they were challenging enough that I pushed myself, but not so difficult that I felt discouraged. While learning short pieces, she made sure I focused on fundamentals such as tempo, finger placement, and form without the lesson becoming a chore, the way high school music lessons often felt. She is also quite a fun person to be around and light hearted and so our 45 minute sessions often flew by too quickly and I often wish I could stay longer.
My work schedule became too busy for me to dedicate the amount of time I felt I needed for my musical learning, so I had to put them on pause. I hope to have Barbara again as my piano teacher as soon as time permits."