Advanced Piano Instruction

May 2004

Skelly is very cool! Most of the class you actually talk about your piece than actually play it, and amazingly enough, it helps greatly! You can work on anything you want, even if it is way too difficult for you. For instance, my dream is to play Rachmaninoff's 3rd Concerto, so even though I'm not quite good enough to play it, Skelly encourages me and we make a lot of progress.

Apr 2003

She's wonderful and super nice-- she gives good technical advice but minimal advice on interpretation of the music itself. She shows you ways to figure out what you want to do with the piece. She never criticizes, but she'll point out if you're doing something she disagrees with and give you suggestions on how to improve. She doesn't push you though, so it's up to you to be motivated to practice and improve.