. . . the arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the fullness of our humanity. We value them for themselves, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children's minds and spirits. That is why, in any civilization - ours included - the arts are inseparable from the very meaning of the term 'education.' We know from long experience that no one can claim to be truly educated who lacks basic knowledge and skills in the arts.
It was such a tremendously creative and interesting experience for our son who was very young, 4-5years old, at the time. Ty integrated music education into an appreciation for different instruments, music types and even cultures. He was incredibly accommodating regarding schedule and lesson types. I can unequivocally recommend him as a music instructor.
Monique taught my daughter in Pre-K. She is one of the very best teachers I have encountered in the education of my 3 children across several schools. She is bright, compassionate, creative and brilliant. If we could have kept our daughter with her for many years, we absolutely would have done that. I credit her for a great deal of my daughter's ongoing love of learning.
Ty Russell has been my guitar teacher for many years. Ty is a terrific teacher. He is interested in all aspects of music, and his teaching goes well beyond helping me learn how to better play the guitar. My lessons with him have included work on music theory and rhythmic structure, and on different musical styles, as well as on fingering and technique. Ty is open to exploring whatever I am interested in and has a supportive and uncritical style of teaching. He is also a really nice guy and an ethical human being. I highly recommend him as a teacher.