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"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."
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- Lauren A.

“I enjoyed Brad's instruction very much, it helped with my breathing and stage presence. I also feel it helped with my sound clarity.”

Jack S.

“Brad is an excellent teacher. Our grandson has ADHD and we were not sure he could sit for the lessons. But Brad was patience and keeps things interesting. Isaiah has been very successful!”

Lynn B.

“My experience with Encore was incredible! instructors were so kind and understanding. They are so passionate about what they do and it rubs off on their students. My vocal skill improved considerably!”

Cara L.

“I just wanted to say I am really enjoying my experience here at Encore Music Studios. Ian has taught me so much and I feel more capable of playing the piano in the future more than ever. We use every minute of the hour.”

Malik H.

"My daughter was a piano student at Encore, under Leah. Our experience was wonderful, Leah is an excellent teacher and a kind and caring person. The pricing for lessons and materials was fair, and was always laid out ahead of time in invoices so we knew what to expect. I highly recommend Encore, we are very satisfied with our experience there."

Cory W.

"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."

Julie B.

"Excellent! Highly competent and talented instructors. A very rewarding experience. I got more than my money's worth."

Richard O.

"My son is thoroughly enjoying his lessons; Mr. Allen does an excellent job of helping him set his own goals and achieve them."

Donna T.

"They have the best teachers ever!"

Regina C.

"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."

Jeanine W.

"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."

Gloria D.

"My son really enjoys learning guitar from Ian."

Nick C.

"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."

Abigail W.

"My son enjoys his lessons here."

Tina & Scott H.

"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."


"Bradley was a great teacher for Sophi."

Christopher M.

"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."

Kathy P.

"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."

Sarah S.

"They are very professional, knowledgeable and dedicated Thanks to Encore studios my daughter is realizing her dream."

Gifty A.

"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."

Carol M.

“My daughter enjoyed her flute lessons with Alexis. We took lessons over the summer so that she could switch instruments in school band. When she went back to school, she was ahead of her peers who had played flute the whole time!”

Alison F.

“This was a great studio for our son. He needed some extra practice for his flute during the summer months and they were easy to communicate with. His skills improved and it was a wonderful resource to have Encore.”

Paris S.

“I’m so grateful for this place! I was able to start Piano lessons right away, and was placed with the perfect instructor (Wei-Yi Sun)! I love that I can do in person or online instruction. Sometimes I just want to stay in.”

Allix N.

“Aaron Schwartz is a great teacher and my daughter enjoys her violin lessons very much. He is animated, fun and creative at times to keep the lessons interesting. He encourages her to explore her imagination and feelings for each music piece. Lastly, Aaron is also good at recapping at the end of each lesson to ensure my daughter follows and understands the area she needs to improve.”

Kim M.

"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."

Catherine S.

"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."

Ron F.

"We couldn't ask for a better violin teacher than Rachael! She is extremely knowledgeable, patient and encouraging with our 8 yr old."

Heidi M.

"I enjoyed all my lessons. And they are very patient and hopeful. I feel confident I will be playing music."

Brenda C.

"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."

Forester B.

"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!"

Audrey H.

"My daughter loves going to piano lessons and she really enjoys playing in the recitals."

Becky W.

"Kids enjoy working with him and progress has been very good."

Bob W.

"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!"

Adrianna A.

"My son was reluctant to take lessons, but once he decided to try, he has been doing very well."

Tina H.

"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."

Leslie H.

"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."

David R.

"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."

Todd R.

"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!"

Rana A.

"It is a good place for kids to learn music."


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