"Our sons teacher is an amazing guitar teacher. He teaches great technique, with current music, that has kept our son excited about learning."
- Dylan Westermeyer
"Our teacher is an amazing pianist, he challenges our son in new ways that have helped develop his skills, understanding & musicianship."
"We love the studio and we love our teachers!"
"Our son Merek has been a student for a few years now. Not only has he been learning an art form that will enrich his life, but he is being mentored by a teacher of outstanding character. Our teacher is patient and encouraging and strives to get each student to reach their full potential."
- Janet Hailey
"Our teacher is very thorough and relaxed with the kids. They look forward to their lesson each week."
- The Freemans
"Our teacher's level of teaching, experience in performing, history of various genres and his combination of high musical expectation and perusable approach make him a fantastic choice for piano students who want to take their skills and repertoire to the next level."
- Erik Nelson
"I started with a group lesson and had such a good time, decided to continue my guitar lessons. My teacher is a very good teacher, as well as fun!"
- Sheri Howell
"I've been challenged to new levels of playing that have been very encouraging. Thank you!"
- Melody Dysinger
"Happy Valley Arts Academy is such a wonderful music school! The teachers are all so great & talented. Kathleen is my 3-year old sons piano teacher, and she is just so great with him. She is very patient & really knows how to work with children. We couldn't be happier with our teacher & with Happy Valley Arts Academy!"
- Lora Zagaryuk
"So glad we found Happy Valley Arts Academy for my daughter's piano lessons! Our teacher is a wonderful teacher for children and my daughter just loves her lessons with her!"
- Jennifer Faris
"We couldn't be happier with Happy Valley Arts Academy. Our teacher is an exceptionally gifted musician and piano teacher! My daughter Hilary has made great progress under his instruction."
- Kathleen Smith
"Our teacher is great with our son! She knows how to motivate the kids so they come prepared to the next lesson."
"For years my husband and I happily carted our children to athletic practices and games, dance and music lessons, and countless after-school activities. But now that our children are nearly grown we decided to take some time to learn something new, together. We chose to learn to play the guitar. Knowing the quality of the other instructors at Happy Valley Arts Academy we scheduled joint lessons with our teacher This was more fun than we’ve had in a long time. Our teacher is an amazing guitar teacher; he is clever, kind and very patient. He took the time to understand our personal objectives for this activity and created lesson plans that moved us along at an appropriate pace, within about 6 lessons we were able to play a simple song for our family at a holiday gathering. I highly recommend guitar lessons at Happy Valley Arts Academy; one of Portland’s best kept secrets, but won’t be for long."
- Michele Linn
"Our teacher is very patient and exudes great calm when teaching our kids. They like him and want to please him as much as us. Thank you!"
"Thoroughly enjoyed the recital/concert last night! Our kiddo came home and played more piano! What a talented group of young people! The concert pieces were brilliant and had my kid on the edge of his seat...amazing talent to all those who played! Wonderful job Happy Valley Arts Academy! We look forward to the next gathering!"
"My guitar lessons with my teacher have been awesome! His laid back approach makes the lesson not only informative, but just plain fun."
- Bill Adee
"My name is Heidi Gausman and I had so much fun last night playing in front of my family. Thank you to my teacher and the other teachers for teaching me to play and making my music so important to me."
- Heidi Gausman
"My teacher is always positive. He also has many different ways to teach how to play if I'm having a difficult time on a measure. He pushes me more than I myself would ever do."
- Lynn Hakala
"My teacher is a good teacher, she is nice and helps you get through the hard spots on the piano."
- Grace Moyak
"Jaden loves his teacher. She is patient & keeps him engaged. The prize wall is an awesome incentive."
- Bev Reed
"My 10 & 7 year olds LOVE their teacher. She's very nice & patient with them, which makes their piano experience a pleasant one."
- Charity Butler
"Our teacher is a great teacher especially for young children. She has lots of energy & makes piano fun."
- Jenn Faris
"Our teacher is an awesome teacher, she is very patient with kids. We are very happy to have her as a teacher! Great studio, everyone is so nice :) "
- Giovanna Matic
"Our teacher is very Professional. Just right for Santiago."
- Rafael Escoto