I think the best thing about lessons with Mary Ellen is that she makes music fun, and Will is excited enough about music that he makes time to practice almost every day without any reminders from his parents. --Laurel Walker
Colson's playing after 2 years with her seriously blows us away. Playing with her and having the experience of regular recitals vs. just playing in band has given him a sense of mastery that has motivated him to commit to another year. He admires the older kids at the recitals and the exposure to them really gives him something to strive for. We can't recommend Mary Ellen enough! --Jennifer New
With the help of Mary Ellen, I am playing the clarinet again after 60 years!!! Her manner of teaching is encouraging and motivating. Any nervousness I have about a lesson fades as soon as I get there. --Karen Robinson
The lessons you've provided have been such a positive thing for Alan. For a shy guy, it has provided a great opportunity to find confidence in front of a crowd, and provided a nice place to land in high school -- to be in the concert band. - Jen Patterson, 2021
Mary Ellen is a knowledgeable clarinet teacher with a great sense of humor. I look forward to coming to my lessons and to practicing.
She’s prepared, relaxed, artistic, and flexible. She is professional and knowledgeable but also relaxed and easy going. It’s obvious that she enjoys what she does. --Deborah Hoff