My two boys, seven and five years old when they started, adore lessons with Nina! I was worried that they wouldn't be able to sit still or have the patience to practice, but she found the most genius ways to keep them engaged and excited about playing piano. She uses creative props, finds music they enjoy playing, and makes every stage of learning a fun project. It never ceases to amaze me, how she's able to inspire them. Everyone should learn music with her! I can't recommend her enough!
Amelia K., parent and new music lover
To put it simply, Nina's ways are amazing. She is the most skilled teacher you will ever encounter. Our lessons are constant laughter, and she blows my mind with her wisdom at such a young age. It's her ability and passion to listen, evaluate, recommend, and guide you through whatever musical goals you have that does not disappoint. Simply the best of the best!
Neil Simpson, CBC Vancouver Studio Music Production Manager for 26 years,
Retired, Current saxophone student
Before I started with Devon, I was afraid to make sound. For a brass player, being afraid of playing large is not a good combination. Devon was supportive through my development and helped me to gain the confidence to be heard. Now I can't imagine my life without playing for others, and I am so grateful that he took the time to help me grow into my confident performing self. Now I'm studying to make music my whole life, and because of him I truly believe that I am worthy of being listened to.
Carrie Haywood, 3rd year undergraduate trombone student
Nina is a passionate and very talented musician. A patient teacher who quickly built an excellent working relationship with our son. She always went above and beyond to help our son be successful in their music goals. Her individualized lesson plans along with our sons determination has cemented many successful music achievements!
Jen & Les Haddad, parents of former saxophone student now in post-secondary music studies
I owe a great deal of gratitude to Devon and Nina. I was just accepted to multiple top-level universities for music performance, with thousands of dollars of scholarships offered, and I have no doubt it is because I was so prepared by both of my teachers. Devon on trombone, Nina on piano and theory... they worked so hard as a team to make sure that I was able to pursue my passion and my future career in music. I really can't thank them enough. If anyone wants to go into music, they couldn't find a better team to help them achieve all of their goals.