Testimonials 2023-03-30T16:58:25+00:00


Thank you for everything. You are the best piano teacher we have ever been to and I will recommend you to any parent who is interested in lessons for their child. – Jennifer


Amy came to my piano studio in September 2011. Amy has Down syndrome, which means that she has some cognitive challenges. But that doesn’t stop her from learning how to play the piano just like any other typical student, and it doesn’t stop me from teaching her.
As a matter of fact, Amy is always prepared and always has a great attitude, which is every teacher’s dream-student. She works diligently and consistently and as a result she plays extremely well. I expect much from her, and I always assume that everything is possible. With my guidance and her parents’ tireless support, Amy is a blooming young pianist. She is an example and encouragement to all, and a testament to what is possible if given the proper opportunity. Here is what Amy and her parents are saying about my piano instructions:
Our thirteen year old daughter, Amy, loves music and has been taking piano lessons with Daniela for the past year. Amy has Down syndrome, which presents challenges to her learning and coordination. Daniela understands Down syndrome and works diligently to adapt her instruction to Amy’s developmental needs. She is always patient, positive and holds high expectations for Amy’s progress.


It’s been wonderful to watch Amy’s skills develop, but more importantly we have seen her confidence grow as well. Recently, she was excited and proud to perform for two 500 student assemblies as part of her school’s Talent Show. The acceptance and recognition that Amy has received from her peers and teachers has had such a positive impact on Amy’s self esteem.


Daniela appreciates the potential in Amy and creatively and consistently, week by week, develops that potential. We are very thankful to have found Daniela and for the impact she has had in Amy’s life.
– Jenny and Joe Bockerstette


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Daniela brought her unique piano method to the Special Education Department at Paradise Valley High School, where she taught it to teachers and students. Students and teachers alike had so much fun during piano class, and everyone loved starting their day with music and movement. The smiles I saw on the faces of those kids were The Best!

Special Ed Students Love Daniela’s Piano Program

Alex Lasheen has been my piano student for some time now.
He is a model, actor, and a College Graduate. He is currently working with Pepsi Cola company. He is doing well in his piano studies, and this is what he has to say about his piano lessons:
Piano lessons with Daniela help enhance your mood due to the effortless nature she teaches in. Her attitude is always positive and uplifting it’s bound to rub off on her students like it did to me! Her teaching methods reach every level of learning. She is always on point with what she is expecting from her students, very clear and concise. Every time I have a lesson with Daniela I feel like I am that much closer to being a piano master. I’m very glad that I made the decision to take lessons with Daniela, she is worth the investment!
– Alex Lasheen

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