"Kids enjoy working with him and progress has been very good."
"My son really enjoys learning guitar from Ian."
"My 8 year old daughter has been learning piano at Encore Music Studios for almost three years. Last year, she also began to learn violin there. Both piano and violin teachers are wonderful and great with kids. They also made efforts on putting our piano and violin classes next to each other so we do not have to make two trips each week. We are very happy about that! Recitals twice a year are very nice! Group violin lesson is awesome and must have! My daughter love it! The new reward program is special too! Love this place!"
"My daughter loves going to piano lessons and she really enjoys playing in the recitals."
"My son takes piano lessons from Ian Harrah. Ian is welcoming and engaging to me as a parent and always fun and exciting with my son. My son looks forward to his lesson each week! I am happy with the frequent newsletter updates from director Bradley Allen also."
"Ian is a patient, competent and knowledgeable teacher. He adapts his teaching method by taking into consideration the students age & knowledge of both music & the instrument. He puts forth the effort to keep the lessons challenging but fun!"
"My daughter is taking guitar lessons from Ian and having a great experience. I think she is getting good and patient instruction and a reasonable but still somewhat challenging amount of homework. Shortly after beginning, she was encouraged to do a recital, and I initially thought it was too early, but it ended up being a really good and motivating event. We do lessons at the Dublin location and are overall very satisfied."
"We have had a great experience at Encore so far. Brad was very proactive in helping to connect us with a teacher when we first moved to Columbus. Our violin teacher Sean is fun and encouraging and really knows his stuff! My boys love the group lessons as well."
"As a 67 year old with no prior music instruction, I am very impressed by Sean of Encore. He is a highly proficient instructor who trains you in a most agreeable manner."
"They have the best teachers ever!"
"I enjoyed all my lessons. And they are very patient and hopeful. I feel confident I will be playing music."
"My son is thoroughly enjoying his lessons; Mr. Allen does an excellent job of helping him set his own goals and achieve them."
"Have had a very positive experience with this music studio. I started guitar lessons last fall with Ian Harrah. I am a complete novice - could not be further from being "a natural" - and Ian has been so patient. The owner, Brad, has also been very easy to work with when scheduling my first visit and setting up payments, and he even called just to see how lessons were going. Definitely recommended!"
"We couldn't ask for a better violin teacher than Rachael! She is extremely knowledgeable, patient and encouraging with our 8 yr old."
"Excellent! Highly competent and talented instructors. A very rewarding experience. I got more than my money's worth."
"Encore Music Studios has provided our daughter with excellent instruction and guidance for piano and voice. It is obvious that her level of performance and musical knowledge is always advancing at Encore Music Studios. Brad Allen has been our daughters piano teacher or four years and her voice teacher for two years. He is a professional and highly skilled musician, vocalist and teacher. He encourages her to challenge herself to become a better musician and vocalist. Her piano and voice performance skills are continuously improving as a result. She thoroughly enjoys her time at Encore and looks forward to every lesson and recital. The entire staff at Encore is wonderful to the students and is always supportive and proud of each of them. Encore provides quality recital opportunities that give the student an appropriate venue to successfully showcase their musical progress. We can highly recommend Encore Music Studios."
"My daughter is just beginning her third year of taking piano lessons with Brad at Encore Studios, which has been great. We switched to Encore after working with a private individual for a year. The private teacher experience was fine, but she moved away, thus forcing us to find a new teacher. We wanted to find stability for maintaining a consistent experience for years to come. The professional studio Encore has been perfect for providing that experience. We found the monthly rate to be a little higher than the private teacher was, but the consistency was worth the modest increase.
My daughter has provided nothing but positive feedback regarding her experience with her teacher Brad. You can tell that he is very patient and comfortable working with children. I was terrified of my piano teacher as a child, which really prevented me from ever loving it. Thankfully, my daughter's experience with Brad is not like that. She enjoys her lessons and always seems to be in a good mood when finished. Brad does a good job of understanding her capabilities and progresses accordingly. As a result, my daughter never gets frustrated or discouraged, which is important for a 10 year old.
Another fantastic aspect of working with Brad at Encore is his flexibility. My daughter is involved in other activities which change her availability times for piano lessons. Brad is very understanding, and goes above and beyond to try and accommodate our changing schedules throughout the year. We've always been able to find a day and time that works for both of us. This is really important for a busy family such as ours. I'm looking forward to my other daughter beginning piano lessons at Encore in the next couple years once she is old enough."
"I found working with Brad at Encore to be an informative & enjoyable experience. I was amazed at how at ease I was with the lessons. I am certain that at some point I will return to Encore for more instruction & evaluation."
"We selected Brad Allen because he was using Faber&Faber's Piano Adventures. Since then, my three children have not only excelled in their skills, but they have grown more and more to enjoy playing. Brad is fun and personable and he gives his students the freedom to play the things which will interest them. The amount of practice homework he gives is manageable but still enough to increase their skills. As a parent, I appreciate his flexibility when our schedule gets complicated. I fully trust Brad Allen with the time he spends with my children."
"Our kids are currently taking voice and violin lessons from Brad and Sean, respectively. Both are very talented, patient and professional teachers. We love Miss Kitty -- she taught our son Suzuki violin from ages 5 to 10. She is wonderful with small wiggly kids -- patient and positive."