Boston Voyager Interview with Note-worthy Experiences
Boston Voyager Magazine, August 7, 2018
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Performer of the Month: Catie
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Sudbury Patch, January 27, 2014
Renee and her team of instructors are top notch, wonderful with children, inspiring and clearly love what they do!
Cathryn loves her teacher Sarah Mitchell. I highly recommend Sarah. She is a perfect match for young girls, a role model. She is patient and kind. Just what Cathryn needs.
- Amitra N.
We have been really happy with Noteworthy Experiences of Sudbury. They have sent both piano and viola teachers to our home, and both have been excellent. Renee Bordner, the owner, is a pleasure to work with, and very good at matching personalities to attain the best possible experience.
- Sarah R.
I highly recommend Note-worthy Experiences Music Studio. They have teachers that will come to your home and many different personalities and styles to choose from. Please contact the Director Renee Bordner at 978.443.0480
- Biljana B.
Noteworthy doesn't only offer amazing and friendly music teachers who provide excellent tutoring in the comfort of your home. Being part of the Noteworthy experience is like being part of the family. They go the extra mile and really give back, with fun, family events throughout the year. Our 8 year old son has really engaged in his piano lessons since we started with Noteworthy last year. Thank you! You guys are great. 5* all the way.
- Parent of one of Daniel Dickson's students
The personal attention you get from the folks over at Note-worthy are second to none of the private arts studios in the area. Renee Bordner is very pleasant to work with.
- Tim from Osmun Music
When I had the good fortune of moving into a house with a piano already there, I took that as a sign that my son, Charlie, should start learning how to play. I spoke with a few friends with music backgrounds and they all said that, at 4 years of age, he was too young and would not get much out of the experience. I went against popular advice, enrolled him at Noteworthy Experiences, and I am so happy I did. Almost 2 years after starting at Noteworthy Experiences, my son has developed a solid foundation in music, from being able to read the grand staff to interpreting musical notation. He is learning about the great composers. Just the other day he told me, "Mom, this sounds like Beethoven" and it was. I delight in watching him play, with both hands moving independently of each other and think of all the brain development involved in being able to interpret what he sees on the paper and translate that into music. Then there is the additional pleasure of spending some time together each day, working on something we both value. Not to say that practice is always easy, but it is so so worth it to see the look of accomplishment on his face when he masters something he has found challenging. And, that sense of achievement is something he can take with him through all aspects of his life.
I believe that Ms. Renee Bordner has a special talent for working with children, because Charlie is not what one would classify as "easy going". If he does not want to do something, that is that. However he is happy to practice piano because Ms. Renee is gifted in making it fun. Lesson time each week is a highlight. I love to see the interaction they have. She embraces technology as a teaching tool, which speaks to my son in this tech laden environment. I have had to tell him on more than one occasion that he had to stop practicing because it was time to get ready for bed.
I wholeheartedly recommend Noteworthy Experiences to anyone interested in having their children learn piano, or for themselves.
I would like to recognize Johnny for his outstanding teaching. My son was new to the cello last summer and Johnny has been wonderful. He is kind, patient, and instructs very well. At one point when my son felt a bit frustrated, Johnny adjusted his approach and my son responded very well. Someone who can pivot quickly and find a new and successful approach is a sign of a great teacher! We truly appreciate his dedication!
Renee is incredibly knowledgeable about both piano instruction and teaching more broadly. Renee understands what is developmentally appropriate and is preparing my daughter for more advanced skills when she will be ready by having a systematic approach from the beginning. She knows how to motivate and focus young children and has made piano lessons productive and fun for my daughter. Renee has routines that make the lesson flow from start to finish and my daughter knows exactly what to expect each week. She also has expectations that my daughter practice and be a responsible student which I appreciate.
- Stephanie, Phd. Graduate Studies of Education at Harvard University
I absolutely love taking classes with Renee. As an adult student looking to learn how to play a brand new instrument, I was definitely nervous about starting this journey. Would this teacher be nice, would I be able to do it, would I feel embarrassed or judged if it wasn’t easy for me? All of this trepidation vanished shortly upon meeting Renee. Her expertise and her own love of the piano were immediately apparent, but of equal importance to me, so was her kindness. Here is a lady who is not just a fantastic piano player –she is a fantastic teacher as well. As someone who has previously taken flute, voice, and guitar lessons, as well as watched the kids I nanny for take piano lessons, I know that this is not always the case. I have been taking lessons with Renee for about a year now. Through any of the ups and downs, I have continually felt her nonjudgmental support. Always encouraging, Renee seems to have found the perfect balance between being too easy and too hard. Instead, she is challenging, while being constantly open for questions and thankfully maintaining a sense of humor. She is full of resources, whether those are magazine articles, piano apps, new music, or coming up with ideas for tackling whatever I’m having trouble playing. Renee is genuinely interested in her students, she makes learning to play the piano be both an obtainable goal and an adventure, and I am truly grateful to have found her as my piano teacher. I would recommend her to anyone with piano-playing dreams, both young and old!
- Laura, current adult student
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Renee Bordner. My daughter took piano lessons with Renee for about three years. The progress that she made during her time with Renee as a teacher far exceeded any expectations I had and demonstrated to me what a wonderful teacher she is. Not only did my daughter grow as a piano player she gained more confidence in herself. Playing and practicing the piano was not a chore but rather an activity she performed happily and voluntarily. Renee was able to impart her enthusiasm and love of playing the piano onto my daughter. Renee is not only friendly and patient, but also is good at gauging her students' level of knowledge and ability. Her commitment to her students is evident. I highly recommend Renee as a piano teacher.