Testimonials


 
"My 7-yrs old son has been taking lessons from Tad with his studio for about 2 months. Tad pays a remarkable amount of attention to the playing techniques, hand position, finger position, wrist movement...and Tad makes notes for each lesson with details which is really helpful when my son review it at home... I am really glad that we found Tad! what he is doing for my son's music skills is far beyond my expectations." Linda, Z (Parent)

"As a working adult, the studio’s flexible schedule enabled me to fit piano lessons into my life. In fact, January of 2014 marked my one-year anniversary of taking lessons with Tad. During this short time I have been able to perform and participate in three student recitals. While I understand that performing in front of an audience may not be something everyone enjoys, I certainly do. And that is where Tad’s skill set lies. He is able to find out what his students love most about taking piano lessons and he uses that as the source for continued growth in each student. From the flexible structure of his lesson plans, to the sense of community among the student body, I would recommend Tad’s studio to anyone who is looking to start or continue their journey learning to play the piano."  Frankie Rogosienski (Adult Student)

"Tad Suzuki is the best piano teacher that my daughter has ever had! My 14 year old daughter Mary has been taking piano lessons from Tad for the last 7 months. We leave each lesson talking about what a great teacher he is. My daughter has had a range of teachers over the last 7 years – music student, community music school, and private teacher. I can honestly say that while she has had some good teachers, Tad is really the best! He is a professional, highly skilled pianist who has an amazing gift for teaching. He introduces beautiful and challenging pieces of music that my daughter is excited to play. He has a wonderful balance of excellent musicianship and patience and kindness in teaching. The winter recital was a great experience where family and friends could be treated to a beautiful venue and even more beautiful music. We both look forward to weekly lessons and to the summer recital. We are so thankful to have found such a superb teacher."  Jennifer Cook (Parent)

"My 12 year old son has been a Tad Suzuki Piano Studio student for approximately 1-1/2 years. We knew from our first meeting that Tad was a true professional and committed teacher. It was special because my son left the meeting saying, I believe I can learn something from him.  My son joined Tad's Studio without any serious formal piano training. While he could sight read and play jazz and worship music by ear, Tad accomplished my life's dream with him--he introduced my son to and made him feel comfortable enough to play classical music in a very short time.  Tad is very encouraging with the students, and his method of teaching educates and builds their confidence.
The thing that I enjoy most about Tad is not only his gifted teaching style, but also the fact that he's a talented performer.  At the Studio Recitals, Tad also entertains the audience with some of the most beautiful music you'll ever hear.
I wholeheartedly recommend the Tad Suzuki Piano Studio to anyone looking for instruction for themselves or their child." Daise Johnson (Parent)

"Piano always has a special place in my heart ever since I came into contact with it during my childhood.  On and off, I have taken about 3-4 years of lessons with 2 different teachers previously.  About four months ago, I decided to take lessons again.  I wanted to do something that I truly enjoy and also to pick up where I left off many years ago.  After doing some research and attended the introduction session, I decided to take lessons with Tad.  Tad is really an amazing teacher.  He has a very good personality and is very patient and inspiring to his students.  He takes gradual steps to improve our techniques while helping us understand the message behind the music.  With Tad's instructions, students are able to bring colors to the music.  Piano lesson is one of the things that I look forward to each week and I am very pleased to have found an amazing teacher like Tad." Catherine Chan (Adult Student)

"If you are looking for an amazing piano teacher for your child or yourself, you need look no further than Tad Suzuki. Our daughter has been taking lessons from Tad for five months. The progress that she has made during this short time with Tad as her teacher far exceeds our wildest dreams and truly demonstrates what a wonderful teacher he is. She eagerly looks forward to her weekly lessons and prefers to practice piano over her regular school work, watching TV, or other activities! We can really see that Tad has bestowed his enthusiasm and love of playing the piano onto her.  Tad possesses a natural gift for teaching. He is patient, kind and makes a wonderful connection with each student. He is able to gauge his student’s level of knowledge and ability then customize the lessons to draw upon their strengths. He rewards hard work and acknowledges each newly learned measure of music. Friendly and encouraging yet committed and serious, Tad teaches piano with an energy and enthusiasm that cannot be found anywhere else. His studio is well equipped and located conveniently near public transportation and parking. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to bring beautiful music and a true sense of accomplishment into their life."  Katie Zalewski (Parent)

“My name is Monik Chlad. I have two daughters: 5 year old Lenna and 8 year old Nadia. We live in downtown Chicago.  Just like every other mother, I am trying to do the best for my two girls, especially when it comes to education.  We all know that education doesn’t stop at regular school, especially in today’s competitive reality. There are so many after school programs to choose from that it is becoming overwhelming. Choosing the right after school program for my daughters was equally important to me as choosing the right school.  I wanted to make sure that this program would bring positive results and benefits to my kids’ life.  I also wanted to make sure that it would be something that my girls would love and enjoy; part of who they are.  I always knew that playing an instrument would be a great benefit for any child.  I talked to my older daughter and decided to look for a piano instructor. I spent hours searching the Internet, asking for referrals.  I made a few appointments with different schools / instructors located at or near downtown Chicago.  After our first meeting and class with instructor, Tad Suzuki, I knew that this would be my daughter’s piano teacher.  I couldn’t be happier with our decision.  Tad represents everything we were looking for. He is a great pianist and all the students love him.  Tad does his work with love and passion and this passion spreads to his students. My daughter’s progress is amazing.  She loves her classes and she is always looking forward to her practice.  I have no doubt in my mind that I made the right decision. I would recommend Tad Suzuki Piano Studio to anyone that is serious about learning how to play piano, kids and adults.  Thank you…. Thank you… Tad!”  Monik Chlad (Parent)