Gabrielle is genuinely one of the greatest teachers, of any kind, I have ever had. She makes sure that her students not only understand how to play the right notes, but why those notes are even the ones being played through explaining the music theory behind them. She holds her students accountable for their practicing and never ceases to believe in them. I never thought that I would ever play a classical piece on piano in front of an audience. Gabrielle helped me to prepare not one, but two pieces, and encouraged me to share them with others which I succeeded in. I have never met someone who loves music as much as Gabrielle does, and her eagerness to share that with her students is unwavering.
-Abigail Earley, 18, current student
Gabrielle is the best music teacher I’ve ever experienced. She knows how to meet her students (both adult and child) where they are and help them with growth breakthroughs. I am learning weekly, while my daughter is too, and the connection is special when we can play together or for each other. Gabrielle makes the possibilities realities and has a real gift for compassionate teaching. I strongly recommend Gabrielle for any adult who wants to get started or pick up an old instrument, and kids who want to learn with a fun interactive teacher.
-Derek Hoffman, parent & adult student
My 11 year old daughter has been working with Gabrielle for the past year on piano and voice and it has been truly amazing. Gabrielle is not only incredibly proficient (and encouraging that same technical proficiency in our daughter) but her kindness, enthusiasm and empathy have created a passion and love for the piano far beyond what we could have imagined. I simply cannot recommend her more highly and am astounded every day by how she's inspired my daughter to turn self-critique into self-compassion. If research shows just how important a mentor can be in a child's life, Gabrielle proves this without a shadow of a doubt.
Gabrielle is a teacher who genuinely cares about all of her students. She has been one of the best teachers I have ever had. I have always felt like she believes in me and wants the best for me (even when I kept forgetting all my sheet music cause I didn’t have a binder) she never got angry at me. Instead she encouraged me to do better and to learn and grow. Her and her family have shown nothing but kindness to me and I can honestly say the impact of my lessons have been massive on my life. To anyone who is thinking of started music classes I recommend it completely, you never know how art can heal you.
-Ella Judson, 17, current student
“Gabrielle is probably one of the best and nicest piano teachers anyone could ever have. Every time my mom takes me for lessons I feel all happy and excited. She’s taught me so much, and whenever I get a compliment from her, I feel more and more happiness coming into my life. It feels good to be taught by her”
-Eli, age 12
“Whenever I feel sad, music cheers me up. I play my favorite song and it brightens my day. You’re the person who brought this talent into my eyes. From learning the keys to recording a song, you have helped me achieve my goals and believe in myself”
-Aislinn, age 11