What are parents and students saying about Swan's Music Studio?
"I am really pleased with how my son, who is usually shy and quiet, has been able to come out of his shell through learning music and piano lessons. He has gained confidence through learning music in group lessons, in performing in front of any sized crowd both in group and at the various recitals Swan holds throughout the year. He always comes out of his lessons in a good mood and feeling good about himself, even on days he was less than enthusiastic to go. He was proud of what he could learn and accomplish and we as a family always appreciated Swan’s teaching approach in lessons. Swan’s studio environment is a place of respect and pure love and joy for learning music. My son felt appreciated as a person who had the ability to learn music and have a love for it at the same time. My son was always met at the level he was at and gently guided towards reaching his potential. My experience here has been nothing but positive and I am sad we are moving away and will not longer have Swan for a teacher. I will always have fond memories of the time my family has spent at this studio, both for myself and for my son." T. Friesen, mom, Vanderhoof
" Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and everything you have helped me through over the multiple years for lessons of being your student. Thanks to you, music is a really important part of my life and it helps me through my challenging days. Thanks for being understanding and flexible...you helped me gain confidence in expressing myself." J.H. senior student, Vanderhoof
"Swan has taught my three children piano though the course of the last nine years. I have been very happy with the well-balanced musical education they have received. I have appreciated the solid technical base that she established early on in their studies. She has helped them develop finger strength and good posture. Through their years of instruction they've had numerous opportunities to perform in recitals and concerts, both formal and informal. The confidence this has helped to build in them goes far beyond their musical studies.
All three of my kids have enjoyed their lessons with Swan. They have found them to be interesting, helpful, and fun! The monthly studio challenges, occasional home recitals, and ensemble playing have kept them connected with Swan's other piano students. This has been wonderful, as playing piano can be a very solitary activity. I would highly recommend Swan's Music Studio to anyone who wants quality instruction while learning to enjoy making music! " K. Schlamp, parent, Vanderhoof
"Swan is remarkably organized and clear about her policies and expectations while remaining flexible and accommodating to both students and parents. She goes to great lengths to engage students in their learning and always provides encouraging feedback and a variety of reward systems to keep students motivated.
As a teacher, she drew on her vast experience in both Suzuki and traditional methods of learning to find a fit with my son that allowed him to overcome his frustrations and feel good about himself and his musical experience. She was demanding, yet tolerant and always balanced her approach effectively to ensure a positive experience.
I would not hesitate for a moment in providing the highest possible recommendation for Swan as a compassionate and talented teacher of music." S. Watson, parent, Telkwa
"Swan helped my (teenage beginner) daughter to achieve personal goals that she set for herself in her music studies with unending patience and professionalism." F. Kerbrat, Smithers
"Music isn't always the most thrilling thing to practice, especially at the start, but as you begin to see improvement it's worth it! Thank you so much Mrs. Kiezebrink for teaching me and keeping me motivated!"
C.S, teen student, Vanderhoof