Mark Allen Jr - Clarinet
"My son started clarinet with Mark Allen when he was 8 years old. Mark is always patient and encouraging with his young student. He has made incredible progress because of Mark's musical and educational skills. I highly recommend him as a clarinet teacher for students at all levels."
- Steve S (Parent)
"Learning from Mark is a very enjoyable experience for me. He makes the lessons very fun while helping me with my technique. He answers any questions I have about playing the clarinet which I'm very grateful for."
- Rena C (Student)
"Mr. Allen is a great tutor. Whenever I run into something I can't play in music, such as a big interval, Mr. Allen always has something to help me overcome that obstacle. He also clearly knows a lot about music and takes time to explain some music theory to me if I don't understand something. Mr. Allen has a unique way of turning something that I thought was difficult into something that becomes easy. Class is also fun and he never wastes a minute. I can definitely see improvement after every class I take with Mr. Allen." Sohum S. (Student)
"My lessons with Mark have been fantastic. He is very knowledgeable and patient, and although I'm a complete beginner my playing has already improved dramatically. I highly recommend Mark as a teacher for clarinetist of any age and level." Alex W. (Student)
Esther Seitz - Cello
“My son recently had the pleasure of studying with Miss Seitz while preparing for All Region/All State auditions. She was very encouraging and patient and used a very methodical approach to learning. She laid out the basic techniques needed to play the selections and gave very organized strategies for personal practice. At the same time, she gave an excellent example of what the end musical product should sound like. This well-organized, methodical approach made the learning experience fun and rewarding. We look forward to working with her again.”
- Jenny Mowers
“Esther is an extremely supportive teacher who helped guide me through so many different aspects of my playing. Her experience with not only teaching but also performing has definitely allowed her to stand out amongst various teachers. Esther is also personally invested in every student – I always walked away with new knowledge from every single lesson.”
- Jean Yu
“Esther Seitz took on the impossible--teaching an old dog new tricks. Late in life I decided I wanted to learn to play the cello. After a few disastrous years of trying to teach myself, I found Esther. Esther was patient, yet challenging. Not only did she teach the technique of playing the cello, she also taught how to play with your heart. She was very encouraging. She made me want to practice so I could learn what she was teaching me. If you are 5 or 75, Esther can teach you to play the cello.”
- Rachel Williams
Allison Wang - Piano
“Allison is a seriously talented musician, I have attended a few recitals. As my teacher she instills confidence and is so creative in helping me overcome problems I have had, especially as an older student learning piano for the first time. She inspires me to practice more because I want to reach the next level of progress.
I look forward to continuing and having fun learning with Allison!"
“We are very grateful to have Ms. Allison as my two girls’ piano teacher. She is such a sweet person, very patient and caring for her students. During her lesson, she creates an environment that is fun, friendly and inspiring. Ms. Allison is also very professional and knowledgeable who imparts good technique and always challenge her student to become better piano player. My girls enjoyed each lesson and learned so much from her. I would highly recommend her to others who are looking to start piano lessons.”