Defiance Piano Lessons

Defiance, IA

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has extraordinary talents and skill on the piano and he played for us for over two hours. His personality is warm and genuine, he readily accepted our requests, played with energy and style, and very kindly put up with our very average to low level of singing ability. (Our group is enthusiastic, not talented!) I would hire him again and again. Mr.
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also is a skilled piano teacher and has been teaching all ages of students for years. Based on my impressions so far, I certainly would recommend him for piano lessons as well as performance.
- KARLA S.
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I couldn't be more pleased. I found
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on Angie's List, placed an email that day and received both an email and a phone call within two hours. The company is quite interesting. Their instructors are highly skilled, teaching privately at homes and also early school-age kids in groups. I am somewhat unusual, as I have been playing the guitar for almost 50 years, had just purchased a high-end
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guitar, but had not had a lesson in more than 40 years, and other than picking it up now and then, I thought I had lost a lot of what I once had, and was not pleased with the progress I was making on my own.
The instructor is timely, patient, humorous and knows when to push and when to slow down. We set some reasonable objectives. I wanted to re-learn some of the things I used to know (e.g., reading music) and to learn things that I never knew (or as a kid, didn't have the patience to learn) (e.g., finger picking, music theory). Along the way, I also wanted to learn some popular songs, old and new, to make sure that I was having fun and keeping myself interested. In four short weeks, i cannot believe how much we have accomplished. I have made demonstrable strides on each of my objectives and the instructor is keeping me on track. If I want to emphasize one area in any one week (as I did today with finger picking), he is entirely flexible and only allows me to beat myself up a little.
His approach is very positive. I cannot image a that I could have made a better choice. I remember my lessons as a kid. They were not at all comparable. This is the "A" standard! If only I had an instructor like this 50 years ago ...
- Michael L.
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I began taking piano lessons with
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about four years ago at the age of 48. I was a complete beginner, so we started with the very basics. With
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's guidance, I have made great progress. I learn pieces that represent a variety of genres. We work on theory,
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, and drills, as well. I enjoy
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's teaching style. I am getting ready to move to California. She even helped me find a candidate for a piano teacher at the new location.
- Ana A.
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Learning how to first play a string instrument as an older person, could be a daunting experience. However, learning how to play the ukulele with
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Stryder has been a very encouraging and rewarding experience.
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’s compassion for helping others to learn how to play, feel confident and most important enjoy learning is a rare find. He varies the type of songs and selects ones that would appeal to me from a variety of genres - pop, rock, folk as well as current songs, bringing with it new strumming techniques and styles.
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has worked with me to go beyond just playing songs, to feeling the different rhythms. He does not shy away from introducing me to challenging lessons, though I might express skepticism about my ability to learn the new material. He breaks the learning into steps that are quickly attainable, building confidence to go beyond whatwas just taught. I recommend
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Stryder as a music teacher without hesitation and I am so glad I found him.
- BARBARA S.
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I began taking guitar lessons from
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in September 2013. I am a mature adult and had never before touched a musical instrument. He has made it a pleasure to learn. He is very patient an knowledgeable.
He has Bachelor and Masters degrees in music and knows what he is doing. He teaches me theory along with how to play.
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has students of all ages and has kept many of them for years. He teaches full time and is not just someone earning money on the side. His fees are comparable with other teachers.
I enjoy lessons with
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and would recommend him for students of any age. He also teaches piano.
- Nona H.
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has helped him to prepare for auditions, Honor Band and Solo & Ensemble contests. He has worked with him on a wide variety of music - from marching band to symphonic band to jazz/ drum set.
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is totally reliable and a talented
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, but most important for us, has kept my son interested and enthusiastic. I would recommend him as a teacher to anyone.


- CONNIE R.
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Honestly,
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is the best teacher my son has ever had. He is talented himself, has worked with various local High School drum lines, etc, but important, the kids who go to him totally enjoy the lessons. He challenges them, but in a very engaging way. My son has quit many things over the years, happy to miss all kinds of lessons, but he never wants to miss a lesson with
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. I would highly recommend him for new percussionists, but also for experienced students (I've seen several middle-aged men at lessons with him in addition to a range of kids/teens).
- CONNIE R.
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Getting the lessons scheduled was fairly easily set up through email. The quality of the piano teacher was very good. After the introductory package of 10 lessons, I ended up continuing to use Impromtu Music for piano lessons for my daughter.
The owner of Impromtu - Irini, is extremely professional and great to work with. She goes above and beyond to make the payment and scheduling process efficient.
Overall I am very pleased and plan to continue lessons into the foreseeable future.

- LINDA M.
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The teacher is good although sometime he will be late for appointment. But the big issue is the billing system of Impromptu with delays and miss calculations, though they will correct it only if you keep a good record for your classes.
- Wei C.
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I purchased an introductory package of in home piano lessons through Angie's List. Lessons were continued throughout the remainder of the school year after introductory lessons used.
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was prompt in contacting me and linking me with a piano teacher available during preferred days/times. A new teacher was quickly found when there was a change in our schedule so not to cause a disruption to lessons. Teachers were professional and punctual.
- Rachel H.
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