Testimonials from parents:
"Discovering Miss Marti after my children’s music teacher retired, was truly a blessing! After interviewing several potential teachers, we found Marti to offer just the right combination of “serious” study of the piano, complete with theory education, with a “fun” element. Marti realized that my kids were also involved in sports, school organizations, church, etc., and that piano/music was not their whole focus, and she enjoyed hearing all about their activities. But, they realized that piano was also part of their lives, and in high school, they continued to choose to take piano, putting the necessary effort into their studies. Marti always selected just the right pieces for both my daughter and son’s personalities. Marti is not only a very talented teacher; she genuinely cares about her students. Thank you, Miss Marti, for sharing your love of music with my family!" - - Teresa
"I am both a 'Marti Ahern studio mom' and a music professional (performer and composer). Both of my sons have studied piano with Marti, starting when they were 5. Now my 13-yr-old is capable of accompanying the choir and musical leaders of our congregation, and my high-schooler plans to pursue a career as a music educator. I’m impressed, whenever I see Marti working with my boys and with other students, with how she adapts her whole energy and style to meet each child where they are and to connect with them and best reach their musical needs, all while pursuing a well-rounded musicianship approach. She lets her students have a voice and pursue their musical interests while also requiring high musical standards in her curriculum. She is strict with her expectations of the students and pushes each to their highest potential." - - Abby
Adult voice lessons:
"With voice lessons, Marti helped me gain confidence and open up my voice. Marti is positive and encouraging and the lessons are fun and challenging. I sing professionally and direct a choir as part of my work and always refer folks to Marti when I hear someone is interested in taking voice lessons." - - A. G.