Latest Review: Our two daughters take piano lessons from Ms. Lin for over 7 years total. We are really glad that we found Emilie for both our daughters.
Our older daughter Karen had several piano teachers prior to starting with Emilie. Karen was very frustrated with playing piano before she took lessons with Emilie. After a couple years taking piano lessons with Emilie, she had progressed tremendously and really enjoys playing the piano. Karen is going to be a 10th grade student this fall and will play viola in her high school symphony orchestra, which is the best orchestra among the three orchestras at her high school. She started learning viola in middle school. The reason Karen can learn a new musical instrument in such a short time is due to the great music theory and foundation she learned from Emilie.
Emilie is a very nice, warm, patient and supportive teacher. At the same time she has high expectations for her students. Her teaching style includes a fair amount of music theory along with playing. I am amazed by the full attention she pays to details of playing techniques such as hand position and finger position. Emilie also helps and trains her students to play by ear.
Ms. Lin always finds the best teaching approach to suit each student's own level and interests. She works very hard to keep kids challenged and motivated while making it very fun. She gives students choices when picking their pieces to play, which makes learning a more enjoyable experience.
In each lesson Ms. Lin writes very detailed weekly practice instructions so that kids will know exactly what they need to correct and how many times they should practice. She also offers students to take musician stories and CDs home to read and listen.
We highly recommend Emilie Lin's studio if you want your children to explore and deepen their knowledge of music and to have music as a life-long joy and gift.
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