Tarah L.

My son had been playing piano for 5-6 years before switching to Adam. For context, my son played competitively and takes music very seriously, having won a number of competitions and practicing at least 90 minutes per day. We had come to Adam with a decent amount of pieces under my son's belt, but he was experiencing a few problems, including tension/pain in his hands and wrists, and tightness in his shoulders. He also had a very poor understanding of musical theory in comparison to the pieces he was playing and learned new pieces very slowly. He just started his 3rd year with Adam and I cannot say enough about the progress my son has made. He learns pieces quickly, his theory understanding has grown, and BEST OF ALL, all of the tension in his shoulders and hands are gone. I attribute this all to Adam’s coaching and knowledge as well as an evenhanded approach to teaching. My son understands what is expected of him each week, is not let off the hook easily if he doesn’t complete an assignment, but is generally treated with patience and positivity. He allows my rather ambitious son to set the pace, but I believe would be great for students needing a push as well. We are transitioning away from Classical a little bit as my son is older now and his interests are expanding. Adam has been helping him with Jazz - an entirely new beast which my son has fallen in love with. Adam’s understanding of both genres, as well as some pop and improv, are excellent. We had the privilege of attending a concert of Adam’s, also, and can tell you he is an excellent performer.
I cannot recommend Adam highly enough for everything from casual piano to advanced classical/jazz repertoire.