Rated 5 out of 5 by RobS MY daughter loves playing!!
I tried to teach my daughter, Rose, how to play the guitar and I couldn't get her to follow through with her lessons. Al has made the guitar fun for her. She'll play AT LEAST an hour a day now, learning songs given to her and playing warm-ups like scales.
Al also teaches music theory so Rose understands music more. Any teacher that gets a student that excited is doing something right.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrButters Excellent Instructor!!
Our son has been working with Al for nearly a year and we are very pleased with the growth we have seen in our son’s drumming ability!
Al seeks my son’s input when selecting songs to teach him and encourages my son to apply his knowledge to learn new songs on his own. They go over what he taught himself and then he gives him new beats to incorporate to what he knows. My son truly enjoys learning from a skilled professional like Al. He is an awesome instructor!!!
December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coco Al is an awesome teacher.
When I was looking for a drumming teacher for my son, I looked at several of the teachers' profiles. I thought that Al's profile was the best fit for my son who had no experience in drumming, and my son has learned so much from Al. Al is a wonderful teacher and very patient. He adjusts to the likes and needs of his students. I like that Al is a professional musician/performer and brings that experience to the table too.
December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AntNY Al is the best teacher
My son started learning the guitar with NO experience at the age of 9. He is now playing the songs he always wanted to learn, is always excited to go to his weekly lesson, and above all has the upmost respect for AL as do I as Anthony's mom. I couldn't think of anyone I would rather my son learn from. Al's extensive knowledge of musical instruments is nothing short of remarkable! I would recommend AL to anyone looking for a teacher in the musical arts.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bumper Great Patience
I was a complete beginer and couldn't read a single note. Al showed great patience form day one when i came in with a broken string. Never once in all of my lessons did he hesitate to repeat, redemonstrate, or write it out. He is your choice if this is what you need in an instructor.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrButters Al P. is an excellent instructor.
Glad we found him. He is excellent with our eleven year old son. If your child wants to learn to play the drums Al is the man!!!!
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AngelaI Outside the box
When I made the call to Take Lessons, I was veryhesitant due to the fact that we have had some interesting experiences (via Craigslist) with a few teachers prior to Al. I was looking for someone to come in and help "develop/coach" my teenage boys band. From the initial phone conversation with Al, I was pretty confident that I made the right move. Al not only brings a fresh perspective to music, he lives it. He has helped bring honesty and insight to my boys in regards to basically everything in relation to the world of music. Al teaches them to think, "outside the box." I have seen definite changes in almost every aspect of their attitude and approach to music and creativity. As a parent, I am thrilled my kids are working with Al. They are able to take his constructive criticism or advice to heart because he has done pretty much everything in the music business. Hats off to, Take Lessons. You have a real gem for a teacher and he deserves to be recognized for it! Thank you, Al for going above and beyond for the younger generation in their quest to play and create great music.AngelaParent
March 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChristyM Hello there, Gianna is enjoying her lessons with Al, Thx!! Thought she would once she actually started appreciate how well you work with her, she has said nothing but positive things.
February 8, 2012