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Testimonials

      Below are testimonials from students.  The last names of the students have been omitted for privacy reasons.  If you attend the recitals, many of these students will be performing!


Piano Teacher Mr. Jeff Althouse
  
     As an adult, I have taken piano lessons from Mr. Jeff and found him to be most professional, patient, flexible and encouraging.  He does everything in his power to make learning interesting and fun, has a wonderful sense of humor, and is genuinely interested in sharing his love and knowledge of music with the world.  I would recommend him highly as a teacher for any age category.  
— Sharon

     My sons have taken piano lessons with Jeff for the past 4 years. He creates a supportive and relaxed environment for the students to learn music. He has a genuine interest in helping his students achieve success in developing their musical talents.  
— Pamela

     Mr. Jeff's Music Academy is a very professional place to learn great piano and voice lessons. He is very nice to everyone and helps them through their journey of music. I highly recommend YOU join Mr. Jeff's Music Academy. Just ONE lesson.....AND YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Hope you enjoy this wonderful experience! :-D 

— Kathy (12 years old) 
  
Guitar Teacher Stephen Wood 
  
     I started taking guitar lessons from Stephen Wood after taking beginner lessons from someone else in Kissimmee. It was not long before I realized that guitar instructor was not the person for me and so I went online in St. Cloud and found Stephen thru Mr. Jeff's Academy. I am ever so grateful that I did as the difference in the teaching style was like night and day so I did not give up my guitar like I had planned.
     Stephens teaching style is thorough and he really, really cares if you get it or not. He does not just throw it out there and expect you to just know. He takes the time to make sure you know and that is what impresses me the most about Stephens style. Plus he does not seem annoyed like the other instructor did. Stephen expects a beginner to have to be led by his expert skill and he does that exceptionally.
     I would recommend Stephen to the young and older student as I am 68 and am now more enthused about my guitar and my music than I have ever been in my life and that is due to Stephen's knowledge and teaching style. He loves what he does and it shows.
-Sussette
  
         I want to say thank you for everything you have done with our child.  As you know he has a bit of a learning disability and has been diagnosed to be dyslexic.  It amazes me that he has trouble reading words but seems to have no problems reading music.  As an example, he might say the note aloud wrong like "D" instead of "B" or confuse "I" for "A" but almost always plays the note correctly on the guitar.  In the past he has had a hard way with the other kids in school making fun of him because he can't read (calling him stupid) or the athletes calling him names because he looks different.  
     Now that he has taken his guitar to school a few times and played in front of them, most of the kids think he's cool and he doesn't appear to get picked on as much anymore.  Bottom line is, we can't thank you enough for the gift that you have given him.  It has definitely made a difference in his life not with just learning music but has bolstered his confidence, personality, and social environment.
  
-Anonymous by request



















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