Tobi is a great teacher who teaches me how to play clarinet and piano in one class. I'm learning alot and I'm picking it up fast.
Celia, 2nd grade
I have played the saxophone for nearly 10 years and started taking lessons with Tobi in spring of 2016. Finding a teacher off a craigslist ad, I had no idea what to expect when I arrived at her home for my first lesson, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Tobi is patient, kind and an extremely good communicator. Her wealth of musical knowledge is vast and she always has ideas on how to improve your technique, sound or advance your knowledge of music theory. Since starting lessons last year, I have made significant and meaningful improvements in my playing. Our time together is one of the highlights of my week.
I have already and will continue to recommend Tobi to other musicians looking to make great strides in their musical abilities."
Brian, age 24
My 12 year old son has been Tobi's student for more than two years. He started as a way to keep practicing his clarinet over the summer. He enjoyed the lessons and progressed so much that he continued during the school year. With her help, he was also able to quickly pick up the saxophone for jazz band. When asked about Tobi, he said, " She pushes me to do harder stuff."
Cooper, age 12
Tobi is a great piano teacher, I really like how she teaches in a way that I understand and is open to my ideas.
Taylor, age 11
Tobi has worked with my 13 year old on his clarinet, alto sax, and now baritone sax. She has been wonderful about suggesting music for him to listen to, and picking up music to play. We love seeing her perform and she has come to see him perform too!
Rowan, age 13
I have been playing saxophone for 6 years and I began to learn clarinet 4 months ago. I have been studying with Tobi for over 2 years now, and since then I have improved exponentially. She has helped me learn about improv and is currently helping me learn how to play clarinet. Lessons are a very valuable experience. Tobi is supportive and always helps me be the best player I can be."
Kayla, age 15
I have been taking private lessons from Tobi over the past few years and have made significant progress in my playing due in large part to her teaching. She has an excellent knowledge of music principles and a systematic approach to teaching students at all levels. As an adult student of hers I am currently enrolled in one of her ensembles through the Jazz Night school and not only is it an excellent experience but also fun to be a part of. I highly recommend Tobi if you are looking for an experienced music instructor!
Dwight (November 2018)
Tobi makes lessons fun. We play games and when I complete an exercise, she gives me a prize!
Evan, age 10
I’m an adult student of Tobi’s and have been studying with her for nearly two years. My main instrument is the sax, but I came to Tobi to learn the flute for a sax/flute gig that I landed. I needed help in a hurry, and have been studying with her ever since! Tobi has helped me with improvisation skills, technique, and now she is even helping me to learn to play the clarinet. Tobi is patient, encouraging, and organized. I leave each lesson with clear objectives and exercises to work on. Most importantly, she reminds me to HAVE FUN!
Jeff (September 2017)
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