"Both Brad and his teachers, specifically Abby, are extremely talented and exhibit important characteristics when teaching and working with children. These include: patient, skillful, encouraging, challenging, supportive and reinforcing. I am thankful we found Encore Music Studios, it is a wonderful family of students and teachers."
"I've been receiving voice lessons from Encore Music Studios for several years now, and have only good things to say about my experience! Mr. Bradley is incredibly competent, accommodating, and kind, and the lesson pricing is very competitive with other studios. I also attended a ten week keyboarding class under Ian Harrah, and found him highly capable and qualified. My experience has been that Encore has gone out of its way to formulate a program that caters specifically to each students' needs. Mr. Bradley has also become a friend as well as a mentor... And that's why I keep coming back!"
"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 loves it! The new rewards program is special too! Love this place!"
"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."
"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!"
"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 for 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."
"Ian taught my son guitar lessons for 3 years starting when he was 8 years old. He was an amazing teacher and very patient with my son who was not always a good student. Ian was very dependable and dedicated and always seemed happy to be teaching. I'm sure my son would not have continued taking lessons if it weren't for Ian."
"I think Brad & crew are very devoted to ensuring they deliver a quality service. From lessons to recitals to just being all-around good, caring & reasonable people, they aim to deliver on what they promise. My daughter really enjoys her teacher & lessons."
"My kids love learning piano with their music teacher. Brad is very professional with kind demeanor. His teaching method is very effective for my two kids to learn piano easily."
"It is a good place for kids to learn music."
"They are very professional, knowledgeable and dedicated Thanks to Encore studios my daughter is realizing her dream."
"I got my husband four introductory piano lessons for his birthday with Ben. He really enjoyed his lessons. Ben is a great instructor and encouraged him to practice and to continue his lessons. We would've continued if we weren't moving out of state. Overall, great experience!"
"My daughter was so happy to have her first lesson with Mr Bradley which went well. She is looking forward to her next class thank you Mr Bradley."
"Ian was terrific and patient instructor. I am a new beginner guitar student. Ian let me know what I needed to work on and is complimentary when progress is made."
"Our son decided he wanted to play violin at the age of six. After a bit of research, we decided to seek an instructor of the Suzuki method. This led us to Encore Studios and Miss Kitty. Miss Kitty is amazing with young students. Our son felt immediately comfortable and learned very quickly. We attended lessons at Encore for over five years and consider Miss Kitty part of our family. We met other instructors and watched their students perform at regular recitals and were always impressed. We would recommend Mr. Allen, Miss Kitty and the entire staff at Encore Studios to anyone."
"Everyone at Encore was very helpful and polite. If you need lessons for a musical instrument
I hope you are lucky enough to have Ian Harrah as an instructor."
"Bradley was a great teacher for Sophi."
"I am in my first year of teaching at Encore and have had a great experience thus far. I have
the ability to personalize teaching materials to best suite each individual student. The studio
is affordable for students and provides a great atmosphere for learning."
"My daughter has learned so much from Bradley already, and it’s only her 5th lesson. He teaches her breathing as well as vocal techniques to maximize her performance."
"My son was reluctant to take lessons, but once he decided to try, he has been doing very well."
"My son enjoys his lessons here."
-Tina & Scott H.
"It’s been so wonderful to be apart of Encore. I worked with Mary and she was such a delight. They were able to get me to face my fears and perform in front of a crowd. I will never forget that experience!"
"I am in my first year teaching at Encore and so far I have enjoyed my experience here. The overall environment is very positive, and students are encouraged to explore their creativity. I especially enjoyed participating with my students in the fall recital. It was a community effort with teachers, parents and students all contributing to a supportive atmosphere."
"Kids enjoy working with him and progress has been very good."
"My son really enjoys learning guitar from Ian."
"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!"
"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 Ian 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."
"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."
"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."