Our five year old son has really enjoyed his introduction to piano with Stephanie and Taber Music School. He is a young and active little guy, so we weren’t sure how he would handle sitting still for lessons. He absolutely loves Stephanie and always comes out of his lessons with a huge smile! In a few short months, he already understands some of the basic principles of reading sheet music and is very proud of the few little songs he can play. Stephanie is kind, patient, and fun. She makes lots of little games to help him learn skills. Our goal was to find a studio that made music fun and exposed kids to the beauty of music and we have been very happy with Stephanie and Taber Music School on both counts.
I bought a violin in a moment of midlife crisis three years ago, with no real plan for what I was going to do with it. Fortunately, I started lessons with Chris right away, without which I'm not sure if my instrument wouldn't be gathering dust somewhere right now. The constant inspiration and patient weekly instruction I've received over these past three years have changed my life, and I play that thing literally every day, with confidence. I'm still surprised by it, as well as my newfound ability to actually read music, which has been a lifelong dream. I can't recommend this school and its approach highly enough. Forever grateful.
I have been a violin student of Chris Taber for two years, beginning this learning journey as a retirement project. Chris is a skilled, patient, and knowledgeable instructor who brings an enthusiastic attitude to the lessons. The lesson plans are challenging and he is flexible in incorporating my fiddle music requests into the plan.
Due to the distancing curveball caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the lessons are now online, with Chris undertaking the research and set up required to deliver the lessons under this new format. Despite the challenges of teaching online, I continue to look forward to our weekly lessons.
I highly recommend Chris as instructor to anyone interested in learning how to play the violin and catching Chris’ enthusiastic love for this instrument.
I’ve always had a fantasy about playing the violin/fiddle but never imagined I could do it.
I decided to give it a try after retirement and since I’ve been studying with Chris Taber at Taber Music School, I’ve learned so much. His good-humoured enthusiasm, his patience, the manageable pacing of the lessons, and his useful tips and tricks are very encouraging to a beginner like me. We work on many genres, including Irish reels, Ukrainian folk songs, and popular classical music. I look forward to my weekly lesson—even on zoom—so much that I actually practice every day!
The Taber Music School has been so positive for our family!
Christine and Christopher have gone above and beyond to keep our son inspired to play piano and have always made his lessons so enjoyable.It has been very exciting to watch his skills develop and to be able to celebrate his playing at the many performers club concerts and recitals. We are deeply grateful to the Taber Music School for helping to keep the love of music alive in our family!
My daughter has been at Taber Music School for almost 2 years now and is currently taking piano and violin lessons. Her teachers are patient, kind, and encouraging.We have noticed her skills improve since she enrolled at the school. She particularly loves taking part in the Performance Clubs, and really enjoys the special events at the school- such as the Harry Potter Challenge, and now the Winter Composition Festival. As parents, the convenient location of the school is a big plus!
Thank you to the Tabers for providing a warm, welcoming and professional learning environment at the school.
Both of our daughters have taken music lessons through Taber since the age-based group lessons through to private one-on-one lessons now. They have been students of the school for nearly a decade. The teaching environment is very positive and supportive, and has instilled a love of music and a drive to expand their instrument repertoires.
We can’t recommend this school highly enough for any family, child, or adult interested in learning their first instrument or polishing up technique on an instrument you already know.
Shawna has been a supportive and caring teacher and my daughters cannot wait to see her each week at their lessons. She’s not just a teacher for kids, but also was a helpful and inspirational teacher when one of the adults in our household wanted to learn piano for the first time, and the other wanted to polish up their technique. She’s a wonderful teacher!