Testimonials, or What others have said:
“You have a really nice, warm sound.”
--Written comments of Eileen Fawcett, Royal Conservatory of Music examiner, to one of Meri's 11-year-old students on his RCM Grade 1 clarinet exam in August 2003.
“You performed that piece with a lot of care.”
--Written comments of Reginald Miller, adjudicator for the Scarborough Lions Club Piano Competition, Grade 3, List A class, to one of Meri's piano students.
“Connor plays with a very nice sound on the saxophone, I thought he was taking private lessons on it. Now I know why-it’s that he’s been studying clarinet with you privately for over 2 years.”
--Mr. Wingfield, music teacher at Zion Heights Junior High School, Toronto District School Board
“Thank-you for everything you have done for my playing, it’s helped me a lot. I learned so much from you.”
--18 year-old student
“It’s amazing what you learn in private lessons that they don’t teach you in school music classes. I wish I had known some of the things I know now when I was in high school, like keeping the right hand down.”
--Debra, adult student
“The quality of her teaching is exceptional for the money”
--Robin, parent of a 12-year-old student
“You have a beautiful sound...lots of rich overtones. Super dynamic range.”
--Written comments of Peter Stoll, University of Toronto Faculty of Music clarinet professor and RCM examiner, to one of my Grade 4 clarinet candidates.
"It's obvious you two care about the students"
--Paul, parent of an advanced (RCM Level 10, 14-year old clarinet student) which the father is an advanced violinist
"The piano lessons are really cool!"
--Mila, 12 year-old piano student
"I wish I could have lessons almost every day"
--Lara, 6 year old piano student
"I don't know why people go to those other teachers. Meri and Derrick are the best around here."
--Edith, parent of a 4 year old student