"We have loved taking lessons with Valerie Gathright. Our daughter is only four years old, but Valerie has been fantastic at nourishing her budding musical abilities. She is patient, kind, and incredibly encouraging. My daughter always feels so confident when she is learning with her. Valerie caters her teaching to the age, ability, and interests of her student. This helped my daughter's piano skills to flourish quickly. Within two months she was already playing a simple piece in a recital! I would recommend Valerie Gathright to anyone looking for a fantastic and affordable piano teacher.
From my son's perspective (age 10-12): "My piano lessons are fun--Mrs. Gathright is so nice and patient--she is a very good teacher!"
From a parent's perspective: "Valerie understands what our son (and his parents!) can handle and how to kindly motivate--this results in a love and appreciation for music--exactly what we wanted! I am impressed also with Valerie's creativity from recitals to music teaching games and incentives! She is wonderful!"
Evan & Mom
"Valerie is a patient, kind and fun piano instructor. She gently challenged my children to master certain pieces of music, and my kids rose to the occasion. She really seems to enjoy teaching and my kids love going to their weekly lessons."
"Mrs. Gathright is a great teacher! She is very positive. I enjoyed learning more about the techniques of piano playing. She is very positive and made piano lessons and practicing fun."
Carter, Age 12
"My son, Carter had taken piano for 5 years prior to studying with Valerie. My son absolutely blossomed under her guidance. She required great technique and professionalism while still being relaxed and fun-loving. She showed him how to enjoy the piano and work toward becoming a great musician, not just learning the mechanics of playing the piano and note reading. She managed to motivate a 12 year old boy which is not an easy accomplishment. My son may have stopped taking piano lessons if he hadn’t switched to working with Valerie. I highly recommend Valerie.
Ronda, mom to Carter