My 8 year old son has enjoyed the guitar lessons very much for two years. Sam has an ability to motivate and instill a love of music and guitar in particular. I truly am amazed with how much my son has improved over the years. His teacher Sam takes a lot of effort to do things the right way and makes learning enjoyable so the kids stay interested.
Elizabeth is a wonderful Piano teacher. I highly recommend her. My daughter who has difficulty focusing and sitting still, developed very nicely under her. We will miss Elizabeth greatly but wish her well in her endeavors.
Sam is a gifted guitar player. I had the honor of having such a gifted and talented teacher. Iam so grateful for the time he taught me. Hell be missed. All my best wishes .
Our family has had the pleasure of working with both Sam & Elizabeth teaching both of our children. We moved away about a year ago and knew that they would be difficult to replace, so we do still work with them in the training of our children from time to time. Miami will be losing two of the most disciplined musicians on the planet. The flip side is Orlando will be gaining!
Sam is an superb guitarist and a patient, pains taking teacher who takes a genuine interest in his work and his love for the instrument is evident. Highly recommend without hesitation.
My daughter loved the positive feedback from Ms. Elizabeth. It made her practice more.
My son has been with Elizabeth for several years, and he has always loved going to classes! She is a great teacher, very serious, and knows how to push them into getting better and better as each week passes by! I highly recommend them! You will be greatly missed!
From the second I met Sam, I could see that his playing was both extremely solid and genuinely heartfelt. However, his teaching abilities go even further. He has a way of finding the core issues that keep my playing from sounding cleaner and progressing, and knows exactly how to address them. Sam helped me tremendously in preparing for my audition into the FSU school of music, and I am confident in saying that I couldn’t have done it without his help.
I took lessons with Sam while he completed his Doctorate degree at FSU. He was very good at catering to my skill level and making it an enjoyable experience. He used very clear descriptions for how the hands are supposed to work, and breaks down musical language so that a novice can understand. In about a semester’s worth of lessons, I improved beyond expectations with the guidance of Sam. I highly recommend taking an opportunity to study with him at any level of playing.
Elizabeth took my 12 year old daughter from no musical history to playing very complicated pieces in 6 months. Expect only the best from teacher and student.
Excellence all around! My 5 year old twins take piano lessons with Elizabeth. She is wonderfully patient and she encourages them to think. She is so good with my daughter who can be very strong willed. Both Sam and Elizabeth are lovely people and I am so happy to have found them. When the twins get a little older, we hope to start guitar too. I highly recommend Cutler Bay Music!
I cannot speak highly enough of my son’s instructor, Miss Elizabeth, who has also become our dear friend. My son has been learning piano for about forty-seven years (at least it seems that way), but until we hired Miss Elizabeth with Cutler Bay Music, Sage hardly progressed. Not only has he improved immensely under Elizabeth’s instruction, he is highly motivated to practice, play and improve. We are so grateful to Miss Elizabeth for her dedication, personalness, flexibility, patience and enthusiasm.