As an adult taking violin lessons for the first time, I was a bit nervous when I started at the Southbury Music Studio. I had zero musical experience before starting there – but I soon realized there was no need to be concerned. Everyone at the Southbury Music Studio is warm, welcoming and extremely talented. The environment is comfortable and encouraging. Stephanie and Alex go above and beyond with their students – adult and children alike. One thing that truly stands out for me is the adult recital they put together. It was set up in such supportive way that no matter what your instrument or skill level was – everyone there was able to “shine”. All of the teachers there are friendly and the dedication they have with their students is incredible. My teacher is gifted – not just with string instruments – but her method of teaching. Her advice and encouragement has helped me tremendously.
Becoming a part if this studio was one of the best decisions I have made.
I first became acquainted with Southbury Music Studio when we came looking for a new piano teacher for my granddaughter. She had been taking lessons for two years, had stopped progressing and was quickly losing interest. From her start at the studio, I was delighted with the professionalism, the excellent instruction she received, and the availability of her teacher, who was always ready and willing to clarify lessons via email. But I was most impressed by the joy and enthusiasm with which my granddaughter greeted her weekly lessons, an enthusiasm that has not abated in the past two and a half years, and has been reflected in consistent progress.
It was enough to convince me to take lessons myself. While I am thrilled with my granddaughter’s progress, I am absolutely astonished by all that I have learned in the past year. It has reawakened my childhood love affair with the piano, given depth and insight to that early knowledge, and challenged a creativity I was not sure I still possessed. It has been one of the greatest, and most surprising, blessings of my retirement.
I am in awe of the prodigious talents of these teachers and the generosity with which they share themselves. I consider myself fortunate to be a student at the studio.
Southbury Music Studio is a great music school. It’s been the only music school we’ve needed for our three children’s multiple instruments: flute,saxophone, guitar, piano and trombone. With their convenient location and hours, they’re always able to accommodate our hectic family schedule.
Stephanie, Alex and all the instructors at the Studio are able to provide comprehensive instruction for all levels of our children’s musical abilities. The Studio fosters a friendly and creative environment for both learning and performing music. Our children have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the recitals, as well as the rock performance ensembles. All the instructors are able to not only teach the music,but their enthusiasm helps maintain our children’s interest.
Stephanie and Alex, and the entire staff, are professional and dedicated music instructors. I don’t go a week without recommending the Studio to a friend.
– The Kerwin Family. John and Leslie.
I’ve been a piano student of Stephanie’s for 9 years/9 months; when the pandemic hit… the Studio offered the option to continue lessons via… Zoom for the best audio/video experience… I continue a weekly lesson… We are sitting side by side ‘virtually’ but the great thing is that this new way of learning has not diminished the quality of the lesson time one bit.
My son has been a student at Southbury Music Studio for a few years and absolutely loves it! He has picked up a few instruments now so we have had the pleasure of working with a range of teachers and I can’t say enough good things about them. They are all professional with a love of music and truly enjoy the students. The studio also hosts recitals and Rock Band Camp and both are amazing. We highly recommend this studio!
– Claudia Grant
As a public school music teacher for more than fifteen years, this is one of the few lessons studios I recommend to students. The instructors are wonderful and the owners take pride in providing a great experience for all students.
– Shane Peters
My daughter has been a student at The Southbury Music Studio on and off for years now! She’s always had the best experience! The recitals & Rock Band Camp are absolute highlights! Highly recommend The Southbury Music Studio!!!
– Rube Tube
As an adult looking for piano lessons, I was hesitant about beginning anywhere. When I walked into the studio, everyone was so welcoming, my hesitations disappeared. The staff is very accommodating to my erratic work week, allowing me to schedule lessons accordingly. The location is convenient, offering the opportunity to get errands done before or after lessons. My teacher is skilled at teaching all ages, has a great sense of humor, which makes me feel at ease.
– Betsy Demeyer
Instructors there are extremely knowledgeable in multiple instruments, and never have hesitated to explain anything I ask, even if it isn’t something I play. I have an erratic work schedule sometimes, and there has never been an issue with rescheduling. The flexibility of the instructors is very important to me, and I look forward to going every time. I couldn’t ask for a better place to learn, and I would never go anywhere else.
– Robert Lebeck
I have been a piano student at SMS for three years and my grandchildren are also involved in a variety of lessons. It has been a great experience for all of us. The teachers are young, energetic, friendly, knowledgeable, and just plain fun. There is teacher available for almost any instrument, a supportive and helpful office staff, and a supply of good music and instruments readily available. We are thrilled to have such an amazing resource in our own community!
– Kathy Chesto
I’ve been a piano student of Stephanie’s for 9 years/9 months; when the pandemic hit I thought lessons would have to be stopped for months, but the Studio offered the option to continue lessons via remote video chat and recommended Zoom for the best audio/video experience.
It was easy to set up and now, Stephanie and I continue a weekly lesson and it’s not so different than being in the same room. She can see my hands on the keyboard and make corrections as needed. We are sitting side by side ‘virtually’ but the great thing is that this new way of learning has not diminished the quality of the lesson time one bit.
This is much appreciated especially since there is more time to practice these days. While I could work on my own it’s so valuable to be able to connect and get instruction and feedback while working on a piece of music.
I applaud The Southbury Music Studio for thinking outside the box to facilitate continued learning for their students.