Destiney is an incredible teacher, a wonderful pianist, and an absolutely lovely person. She is compassionate, patient, energetic and just amazing with children.
My daughter was 4 years old when she started lessons. I recall an incident when she started working on a new recital piece that was a bit more challenging for her. Following her lessons, I asked her to play it for me and she struggled with a particular measure in the piece. I tried different methods with her: one hand only, count out loud, play really slowly, copy my fingers. But whining turned into tears, and tears quickly turned into a complete physical meltdown. Destiney happened to return for my son's lesson within minutes of the meltdown and my daughter was still emotionally tuned out at this time. But within 10 minutes, Destiney not only got her to play the section perfectly, she brought back my daughter's calm self, her confidence, and her smile.
We have seen her bring out the best in all of three of our children.