My students sometimes post reviews and recommendations of our work together on the internet.
Here’s a recent in-depth review and recommendation written by the parent of one of my private students:
“Andy Wasserman is not only a consummate musician, but an intuitive individual who possesses a variety of wisdoms that combine for an exceptional learning experience for each of his music students. Our 15 year-old, Emily, has been studying piano with Mr. Wasserman for 15 months. Emily had studied piano from age 6 to 8 with a different instructor, but did not want to continue with piano lessons. At the age of 14, Emily wished to return to piano study. We were very fortunate to learn about Andy’s holistic and individualized instructional talents through mutual friends.
The growth in Emily’s piano ability and her love to spend time at the piano over the last 15 months has been very significant, very remarkable. Emily is playing complex classical pieces by Beethoven and Chopin, experimenting with jazz chord progressions and melodies, and composing pieces of her own. Mr. Wasserman is very generous in locating and providing given pop or Broadway sheet music for Emily so that she is able to explore pieces within her own personal interests. Everyday we observe and marvel at the joy that Emily derives from “her music,” across many genres, as a result of Andy’s influence in her piano study.
The accelerated progression in piano ability and personal growth that Emily has enjoyed is attributable to Andy’s unique and effective approach to music instruction and his love for his calling in life, to awaken within individuals the mindful and soulful benefits that music brings to each of us, its qualities that unite us. I studied piano formally for 17 years and continue to play actively. Day to day, I’m amazed at how far Emily progresses with her confidence and desire to learn more and enjoy more within music. Week to week, I hear the amazing connections that Andy makes between music genres (classical, jazz, pop, Broadway). We are grateful for the way he customizes his instruction to each student’s interest and ability, and we’re thankful for the mentorship that he extends to his students through his personal philosophy and music pedagogy. It’s wonderful to hear Emily play solo, but an added blessing to hear her play duets with her instructor. I’m grateful to share in Emily’s study and play duets with her in between lessons.
As an in-home instructor, we appreciate Andy’s timeliness, his reliability, and his flexibility when schedules “collide”. We feel that we receive a tremendous value for our tuition in that Andy provides customized music materials which have created a wonderful repertoire of musical pieces that a student can visit as much as he or she wishes. It’s an honor for us to esteem and endorse Mr. Wasserman as a truly unique and beloved music instructor.”