Rated 5 out of 5 by Annei Comfortable, friendly and highly skilled in instructing/playing
Corby is a phenomenal piano instructor. Her passion for playing and teaching the piano shines through in every aspect of her lessons with me. She does so much more than simply teach you how to play an instrument. She has a knack for making you understand the theory, the timing, reading notes, playing, understanding the pieces you're playing... and she seems to be able to tailor her teaching to each individual. She challenges me and its so refreshing. Her expertise in the piano as a whole is so apparent in everything she does during a lesson.
Her level of accountability and responsibility to her students has raised the bar with my own level of responsibility for practicing and learning. I want to practice not just for my own growth, but also because she seems to hold a standard of her own that I want to reciprocate. And the environment is fun, comfortable and non-intimidating.
Learning to play piano with Corby has been so beyond what I thought learning an instrument could be. I highly recommend her to anyone, any level. I've been playing for three months and I'm so much further along in my practice than I ever thought imaginable.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hilal The Best
When I signed up for lessons, I honestly did not know the fundamentals of playing the piano. Corby carefully helped me learn from the ground up. Her kind compliance helped me ignite more and more ambition each week, and now I am understanding and playing with much more confidence. Not only does she teach you how to play the piano, but she teaches you the theory behind the music as well, so that you're a STUDENT of the instrument, rather than just a musician that plays the notes. She's articulate and remarkably organized. If you're interested in the piano, I would be baffled if you didn't sign up with Corby.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bionda Skilled piano teacher
Corby is a fabulous teacher who has helped me progress quickly in my lessons. After a 15-year hiatus from playing, she has helped me find the joy in piano again. I look forward to my weekly lessons in her warm, comfortable home, and I love getting to play her gorgeous Baby Grand. She is a gem, and I highly recommend her for beginner or advanced students.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bunny My 7 year old daughter learns quickly with Corby
Corby's teaching is precise, structured & friendly
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AM08 Excellent with Children
My 8 year old daughter takes piano lessons with Corby. She has a warm, patient teaching style with her, but still has expectations and can be firm when she needs to be so my daughter progresses. Corby taught in Manhattan prior to moving to San Diego, and it is obvious that she has a passion for music, enjoys teaching and is experienced. She is confident in her abilities and I highly recommend her.
September 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sean Awesome Teacher!
I was really worried that I would have to trial a few teachers before I found the one I was looking for, but I lucked out and found Corby on the first try! One of the things that I caught my eye while reading her description was that she never makes a student learn to play something they don't like. This was a big deal for me. Nobody likes to struggle to learn something they don't enjoy playing or hearing, and I noticed right from the beginning Corby offered up several different pieces of music that reinforce the concepts she is teaching for that lesson and lets me pick which one I like best. It really helps out when practicing during the week because I actually WANT to learn that piece and it motivates me to practice each day. I also like that she goes beyond teaching how to play something with technical accuracy. She has some good learning techniques on how to make the music come alive with feeling instead of sounding robotic or forced.
I'm an adult, but I arrived early for my lesson one day and she was finishing a lesson up with a young girl maybe about 7 years old and I was really impressed with how she interacted with her. It was very cool to see them both having fun and that's what it's all about. I only wish I'd had a teacher with the same enthusiasm when I was a kid - If I had, I wouldn't need lessons today!
September 8, 2012