When I first came to Bill's studio, I was also taking lessons with another piano teacher. Although Bill came with high praise from a friend of mine, he was significantly farther from my house than the other teacher. But in the third week of my studies, I asked the teacher who was close to my house a particular question (I had played for 13 years in my youth, so I was conversant in music theory). His vague answer went something like, "I can't explain how I do it. I just feel it." At my next lesson with Bill, he not only answered my question with extreme clarity, but he answered it BEFORE I ASKED IT. He saw the problem in the way I was playing before I pointed it out to him. My decision was made, the trip would be worth it.
In addition to Bill's ability to work with people like me who have had years of previous training, he is also great with the new learners I see him working with while I'm in his waiting room.
Jon Hodge Ph.D.
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