9. Dominik Wachtel
"I'm studying jazz piano with Dominik and highly recommend him to anyone doing the same. As an adult, I can be a difficult student due to some prior exposure to piano (having built up bad form and all sorts of bad habits over the years) and more rigidity with regard to developing new skills. Dominik approaches my study from a song-based approach, which keeps me engaged (as I'm learning pieces that are fun to play) while reinforcing the fundamentals of form, as well as learning the theory behind jazz. Hard skills like sight-reading and scales are being developed through the song selections, which I appreciate as an adult with less time that I would like for practice (of which I'd prefer to not spend all of it playing scales). Dominik is responsive to my needs, flexible to my concerns, professional, knowledgable, and fun to study with, highly recommended!"