Karen A. mother of violin student Riley
We were very lucky to meet Madeleine when my daughter was in 2nd grade and just started learning the violin. Madeleine is patient, encouraging, and so enthusiastic about what she does. Honestly, I was not sure if my daughter would continue playing year after year, but she did. I thank Madeleine for this. When COVID hit, Madeleine quickly switched gears and did my daughter’s lessons on ZOOM. These lessons were so effective and really showcased Madeleine’s impeccable ability as a teacher. In addition to her teaching, Madeleine is such a skilled and accomplished musician. When she would play a song with my daughter, I would get tears in my eyes because that was how beautiful it was.
Madeleine always made learning fun, mixing note reading with songs from the Suzuki books, as well as mainstream music. Madeleine always focused on the positive and gave my daughter confidence that she will succeed. My daughter is now playing in 6th grade in an intermediate concert orchestra class, and I can confidently say it was Madeleine who gave her the ability to achieve this. Madeleine will always be a mentor to my daughter and having Madeleine as my daughter’s violin teacher was one of the best decisions that I ever made.
Erin V. violin student
Learning the violin has been a life-long goal and one that I put off for close to 40 years. Madeleine asked very poignant & important questions as to my reasons why I wanted to learn the violin. That spoke volumes, letting me know she cares. That kind of caring is an essential characteristic in an instructor. As well, she teaches in the Suzuki tradition, which as a non-traditional student who hasn’t read music for decades, is a great way to learn. Her instruction has been a perfect combination of support, challenge, and encouragement! I highly, highly recommend her!
Eden T. viola student
Madeleine is such a kind and encouraging teacher! She is very patient and insightful and takes the time to ensure that her students learn and perform to the best of their abilities. She is always supportive and I’ve loved having her as my teacher!
Haven T. violin student
Madeleine is super sweet, positive, and encouraging. She is also extremely patient. She instructs and guides you well and allows you to learn in a positive environment. I loved having her as a teacher and would recommend her to students of any age.
Garett H. event client
Madeleine played for our wedding and was absolutely phenomenal to work with every step of the way. She was highly recommended to us by a friend who had also booked her for an anniversary party. For us, she arranged a string quartet including herself, another violinist, a cellist, and a violist. They learned several songs at our request and recommended several other pieces to fill out the performance. Their playing was beautiful and every single member of the group was professional and timely. I’ve been recommending Madeleine to all of my friends planning weddings and big events. We couldn’t have been happier with our experience!