My son started lessons at teVelde when he was just 3 1/2. At the time, I thought that he would be too young, but Bonnie assured us that he would learn Perfect Pitch if he started. Now, 6 years later, at 9, my son not only has Perfect Pitch, but he plays piano beautifully and reads music fluently! My 4 year old daughter started lessons about 2 years ago, and at 6, she also now has Perfect Pitch. Our family has been so blessed by Bonnie teVelde and her wonderful team of teachers. She mat...view moreched both of my children up with exactly the right teacher and instrument for their personality types through a site called http://kidzmet.com. As a result, they LOVE their lessons every week.
I just can't say enough about teVelde Schools of Music. Lessons of this quality should be a lot more expensive. Every teacher takes personal care to see that my children get fun, motivational, and thorough music lessons. Their concerts are twice a year, and teVelde spends the extra money to rent the Clark Center with the Steinway Piano just so our children will get an opportunity to play in a beautiful concert hall on a professional piano!
teVelde is a first class experience in every way, at a price that fits into our family budget. Parents are encouraged to participate in their children's lessons, at no extra cost. My son did the School of Rock Summer Camp and the Piano Boot Camp this last summer. Now he can play a song on 4 instruments he never played before, and I can't believe how motivated he is to play. My daughter is continually singing and playing her songs on the piano. They have 2 schools, one in SLO, and one in Arroyo Grande, and we can have lessons at either one! Our kid's schedules change every season with sports and scouts, and teVelde works with us to find lesson times that are convenient for both of our children.
Last Spring, 2013, my husband and I made the decision to start lessons ourselves. My husband takes guitar, and I am taking banjo. Our goal is to play music together as a family. This is a dream Bonnie had for us 6 years ago, but at the time, I had no idea it could actually happen. If you have big musical dreams for your family, take lessons at the school that can make them come true!
What a blessing to have schools of this caliber in our Central Coast community!view less