My daughter has been taking piano lessons for 6 years and saxophone lessons for 3 years. She recently became interested in jazz music. She started taking jazz lessons with Matt Savage a few months ago. We have been amazed at his knowledge, preparation, and enthusiasm at every lesson. My daughter especially enjoys learning improv techniques on piano and saxophone from him. He is truly a phenomenal musician and instructor and we are thrilled to have him teaching our daughter!
-Nicole from Norfolk
My 16-year-old son Anthony has been receiving horn lessons from Julia for about 8 months. Julia has a friendly and welcoming personality that has made Anthony feel very comfortable working with her from the start. Both my wife and I have remarked that we not only like the way that she interacts while working with him but also that her teaching style is made up of a wonderful balance of high expectations and support. In the short amount of time that he has worked with her, we have seen an improvement in his ability to tackle more challenging pieces. This has been a very positive experience for our son and he is looking forward to continuing his lessons with her.
-Andrew from Hudson
Maria has been wonderful working with my 4 year old. She’s been patient, encouraging, and in the beginning when the going was slow, very reassuring. My daughter looks forward to her weekly fiddle lesson and I love that she is gaining a skill that will give her confidence and joy.
-Sarah from Sudbury
We have had a very positive experience with Note-worthy Experiences. Our teacher, Alicia, has been amazing at figuring out ways to work with both my boys. My sons have autism but are very different with one another. Alicia is able to adapt her lessons to meet their needs and respond to however they are feeling on a particular day. She found that one boy will stay at the piano if he can improvise songs about sea animals. The other boy will sometimes sing with her and is gradually warming up to playing the keyboard. She has been very patient with his need to move around.
- Erica from Holliston
Daniel is one of the kindest, most patient and talented musicians I’ve met. His experience as a pianist and cellist, combined with his background in music theory and history, enables Daniel to provide kids with a well-rounded musical education. My kids love working with Daniel, partially because he chooses repertoire based on each child’s individual interests, often using upcoming song choice as a motivator to learn. My kids have also enjoyed attending a number of Daniel’s workshops, from conducting to composition to advanced music theory. And as if all that weren’t enough, my kids love knowing that their teacher plays as a cellist up on stage with the world-renowned Boston Pops!
-Marc from Sudbury
Kailey Zercher is so great, and my daughter loves her. She is patient and kind and fun, and knows how to capture what my daughter is interested in and channel that into her lessons. We feel very thankful for her and to have found your company!
-Kathleen from Acton
Charlie has loved his experience with Noteworthy since starting lessons over a year ago. He thoroughly enjoys working with Janine and she has made his lessons fun for him and has motivated him to practice daily -- he takes great pride in his consecutive days of practice streak! He has progressed more quickly than our expectations and has had fun doing so -- the instrument learning experience as well as the additional recitals, assisted living shows, etc. offered by Noteworthy have provided a wonderful foundation for him to build upon and we look forward to enjoying his continued progress down the path of his musical journey!
-Jake from Sudbury
Tom Maroon has been teaching our daughter Layla, age 8, guitar for about 2.5 years. His easygoing personality coupled with his enthusiasm and knowledge of guitar and music in general makes him a wonderful teacher. Layla is able to practice all genres of music including her own melodies along with popular songs. Tom willingly takes her ideas and turns them into successful lessons, while also incorporating his own appropriate and applicable music choices and educational activities. We have recommended him as a guitar teacher to friends, and we find others are equally impressed by Tom.
-Jackie from Framingham
Garrett has been teaching Piano to my three kids for the last four months. My kids love working with him and are making great progress. He's able to relate to them and make it fun. All three of them are more willing to practice and they also talk about their favorite songs.
-Praveena from Hopkinton
We are super happy with our teacher Nora Tirrell. My kids are happy to receive her in our house. I am also so happy to hear my girl singing away with her while I cook away. Then, my son plays the piano with her. These nights warm our winter days with soft music in the air.
-Patricia from Sudbury
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The lessons are going well and my daughter is enjoying learning to play the guitar. Ben is a great teacher.
-Cindy from Chestnut Hill
Renee and her team of instructors are top notch, wonderful with children, inspiring and clearly love what they do!
-Mandy from Sudbury
My daughter 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.
- Amrita from Sudbury
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 from Sudbury
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.
- Ellen from Wellesley
Ryan Meier has been teaching our son guitar since September. This is our first experience with music lessons of any type and Ryan is fantastic! He is patient, encouraging, and makes each lesson fun. Ryan is a natural teacher and relates well to our son. He makes himself available for questions anytime. I love that I get to hear the progress they make each week. I highly recommend Ryan!
-Joanna from Sudbury
Adam Mujica is so patient with my son and allows him his own creative moments so he learns in a way that is comfortable to him. We have been really happy with the lessons so far!
-A mom from Newton
We happened to meet Daniel while he was a music director at our church a few years ago. Right away after meeting him and hearing him play piano, I knew he needed to teach my daughter! We were looking for someone like him to teach and inspire her all along! He challenges her with repertoire, teaches her valuable practice techniques, and also relates to her on a personal level. There hasn't been one lesson that she hasn't looked forward to even when lessons have been at 7am or 8pm! Daniel always comes in with a smile and ready to teach a thorough, challenging lesson. She has progressed so much since starting with him and he has introduced her to various opportunities to further her musical education. In addition to his teaching ability, he is a kind, compassionate, and genuine person. Our whole family loves Daniel!
-Nicole from Norfolk
Seba is a wonderful teacher for my son and a super nice guy. He finds Seba engaging , very comfortable to be with and enjoys the lessons very much. My son feels he teaches him more than notes, rhythm, fundamentals and so much more. He looks forward to his weekly lessons and is very impressed with Seba as he is super talented!
-Linda from Sudbury
Our daughters, Layla (age 8) and Elise (age 6) began voice lessons with Jessica a short time ago. They were both immediately at ease with her gentle manner and easygoing personality. Jessica incorporates the girls' music choices along with her own as she guides them through voice exercises and in song. The girls each accomplish a lot in their individual 30-minute lessons. We have heard improvement in their voices and look forward to more growth in the future.
-Jackie from Framingham
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!
-Carole from Concord
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.
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