What They Say About John Spradling Piano Studio

 

From a professional colleague, parent of three students…

I love the way each of our children who have studied with you change from a student who has had lessons into a human being who is playing the piano. I do not know how you accomplish this, but the difference is remarkable and it is now the third time I have experienced this. I heard it in my first two children, and the third is now undergoing her transformation. It is particularly a pleasure this time, since the music room in our home is our formal living room as well as my study zone. I get to hear my daughter play quite frequently. I always love the choices, too! Although my daughter has no lofty plans for music, I know she will now enjoy playing over her lifespan. It is quite a gift to be able to have lessons with "the best in town."

From an adult student after a studio recital…

What you have done in your studio has been truly amazing. You are rightfully a sought out professor and practitioner of your art. I unquestionably notice your stamp over all of the performances. When your students have grown up, they will make a significant impact in their musical communities. For that, you certainly deserve credit and thanks. I was thrilled to watch all of those young pianists and learned a few things from them which will help in my own efforts.

From a high school graduate…

I miss studying with you and want you to know what a special teacher you are. You have truly touched my life.

From a piano student who became a conservatory voice major…

I've never met anyone who has given so generously of their time, whether coming to all of my competitions and performances, or somehow managing to find two free hours in a row for a [make-up] lesson. I have grown tremendously as a musician and as a person, thanks to your unselfish teaching. You are the best teacher I have ever had. Even though I am going into voice, I most certainly would not be prepared for that without you, and all you have taught me at the piano. Thank you.

From a graduating high school student...

I'm so grateful to you for mentoring me all these years. You are truly a master piano teacher and I was lucky to have been under your extraordinary tutelage. I value all you have taught me about the instrument and about methods of practicing--skills that have changed how I think and have affected how I work as a student of music and other subjects as well. What I am most thankful for, however, is your kind, patient, encouraging attitude, and your teaching style. Your humanity was a positive presence through the years of my youth! You always displayed a compassionate spirit as a teacher and always poured all of your mental energy into being a superb mentor, even when what I brought to the table was less than one hundred percent. The positive influence you had on my education will always be part of me, and I never will forget that.

From the father of a young student...

John's approach to instruction is tailored to the learning style of his students, while holding them to his high standards of performance. Our child has had a wonderful experience. For us, piano lessons are a great tool to teach her some discipline skills while catering to her love of music. It has been wonderful to watch her and her fellow students grow over the last two years she has taken lessons. For me, it is always a treat to watch her perform in the same recital with highly accomplished older students. There is something amazing about how each child seems to rise to the occasion of the performance, and I am certain this is one of the biggest confidence builders a child can receive.