Teaching and Mentorship
Piano and General Music
(Beginner to Advanced Piano, incl. Beginner Guitar/Bass/Drums)
(Beginner to Intermediate - Top Rope, Sport and Bouldering)
Juggling and Circus Arts
(Private and Group lessons, All Ages)
What I like most about Brandon is that he really fosters a love of music and the arts, and adapts his teaching methods to the skills, motivation and personality of each person. His approach to Genna was very different than his approach to Richelle. If you want someone who will encourage you or your child to explore your musical creativity and enjoy playing an instrument, he's the best. This is not his job, it's his passion and if you or your child have that inclination, you will find his passion contagious .- Kathrine Matarrazo
I could not have asked for a better mentor. Compared to other teachers, Brandon provided the right materials, showed patience, and motivated me to become the musician I am today. Most of all, he lets me play whatever song I like, which helps to keep lessons progressive and practice fun. As I have grown in my knowledge of chords and other fundamentals of music, Brandon has guided me in the right direction to step outside of my comfort zone and start to improve and sing with my music. Brandon has been a very positive and motivational person in my life who never makes me feel uncomfortable or intimidated in lessons and performances. As I move onto college, I will miss Brandon greatly and will always appreciate the great impact he has had on my life.
- Lauren Judson
Brandon has taught piano to my daughter Alison for over six years. She is now in 6th grade, and music is a huge joy in her life. Brandon has been supportive and encouraging since her first lesson. She loves to sing, and Brandon incorporates that into her lessons. He has inspired her to try other instruments, and she continues to look forward to her piano lesson each week.
- Beth Roth
To give you some background, I contacted Brandon based on recommendations from my neighbors. Brandon has taught piano and guitar to many kids in my neighborhood for several years. My 15-year-old daughter, Ashley, expressed an interest in piano lessons. I explained to Brandon that Ashley had many medical and cognitive issues, including Down syndrome, insulin dependent diabetes, cataracts, fluctuating hearing loss, and Celiac disease. Recently, she had been have communication and interaction problems.
Brandon used his unique teaching ability to find the right instructional balance with her. He talked to her on a level that she understood without treating her like a juvenile. He respected her learning differences and tried new approaches to help her progress on her own track. He was able to perceive the difference in knowing when Ashley wasn't trying her best vs. when Ashley was struggling with the skill instructed to her. Brandon is a very special person that can do great things for other kids, too! I highly recommend him.
- Lou Anne Lebovitz