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Lessons Testimonials

"I appreciate the way you balanced the technical aspects of learning piano with fun. You identified teaching materials that included fun pieces that taught me the basics needed to play blues piano. This balance kept the lessons and my practice time interesting.

You are a wonderful teacher. You taught me the discipline needed to learn difficult passages that I will be able to use as I progress in my playing. You kept lessons fun and time always moved too fast."

Mark Ballard
pianist
Seguin, Texas

“hi gfire,
just wanted to write and say that the gig went really well! i played 1 hour of background music first, then we had our little "concert."
i decided to play the first line of ‘in time content’ along with my singing- just like we did it in the lesson, and i think i will just continue that! it sounds fine, and makes me feel more confident. ‘gift,’ and ‘every night’ went well too....
there were almost 80 people there, and i sold 11 cd's! and 2 stores in town are going to continue to sell cd's for me, so that is cool.
i will talk to you at our next lesson! thanks for everything!”
Kristi Bartleson,
singer-songwriter,
Boulder, Colorado

"gfire combines the techniques of Sinus Tone Production and the practices of yoga with her own purposeful intentions to bring out the best tones of the singer. Her teaching style is relaxed, spiritually grounded, and attuned to honor both the voice and the listener. She inspires confidence in me, and has quickly improved the quality of my voice. I look forward to my lessons! "
Martha Pinto,
singer/songwriter,
Georgetown, Texas

“I was essentially a ‘blank slate’ coming into my first voice lesson in YEARS. It’s been especially appreciated to receive confidence building reinforcement respective of my individual learning style. gfire is inspiring and moving; (she helps me) to reach inside my own musical identity. Kudos!”
FML,
musician,
Austin, Texas

"Through learning some basic techniques, my singing voice has improved dramatically in volume and range. gfire is a very positive and encouraging person with a really great attitude toward teaching."
William Instone,
singer,
Austin, Texas

"gfire is an incredible teacher. She is encouraging & patient. When I have a problem - she analyzes it and tells me exactly what to do to overcome that problem. She makes me look forward to my piano lessons."
Catherine Woods
teacher
Austin, Texas

"gfire is excellent. She paces the lessons perfectly to fit the student’s needs. She is incredibly supportive and encouraging. gfire’s years of experience both playing and teaching the piano are evident: She skillfully and effortlessly passes on her knowledge of piano to her students. gfire has reignited my passion for learning and playing piano."
Andres Lopez
counselor
Austin, Texas

"(gfire gives me) the ability to work on pieces, not just beginner books, tailored lessons to my preference along with structured guidance. I would recommend her to beginning students like me."
Reid Wilbur
engineer,
guitarist
Austin, Texas

"gfire really listens (to your singing) and if you can't get your voice to sound right on a certain note, she finds the right solution and really helps you focus so that you reach your goal. Without her, I could never have sung for my husband at our wedding."
Cat Lopez
vocalist
Austin, Texas

Here is what one of her clients has to say about gfire's DJ’ing:

"gfire has rocked my world and shaken my ass more times than you can digitally pop a snare before the downbeat. Her mischievous happy fat beats always bring a grin to my face! So many events, so many memories, fueled by tha up thump!"

Kai Mantsch
Filmmaker
Austin, Texas