January 12, 2017
Bill has provided piano lessons for my daughter, who is a beginner. He was very accommodating and is a skilled pianist with loads of years of teaching. I was interested in having my daughter learn to read music, traditionally and also learn how to improvise, which are two different ways to approach music. I was trained classically but her personality is a better fit for improvisation and wanted to give her more avenues to express herself using music. I've been very pleased with the results.
September 16, 2015
Billy brings a wide range of knowledge and experience and can work with students at any level. As an adult student playing mostly popular styles of music, my lessons have included music theory, performance technique, piano and keyboard technology, and working with many styles of music. I've recently learned ways to embellish a song to give it a personal touch and make it more interesting to listen to. The best thing about the lessons is that he makes them fun!
August 24, 2015
My experience with Bill has been excellent. I like the way he teaches, and all the patience he has with the students.
August 23, 2015
Billy Hynes is a great teacher. I am a 72 yr old student and at times hard to get through to. Billy always manages to find a way to help me understand a particular music situation. He breaks musical phrases down so that I can understand them. Billy has the patience of a saint. Billy also is a very gifted jazz musician. He has an incredible ear for music and uses it well in his teachings
August 7, 2015
My daughter started her piano lessons with Bill Hynes two years ago. She was only five years old and English is not her first language (she had been learning English for a few months). I was very concerned if she would be able to follow his instructions. However, Bill has been very patient and professional. I was my daughter's interpreter during the first two classes! With his simple explanations and instructions, she was able to pick up without my help. Bill has been allowing me to observe the lessons so that I can help my daughter when she practices at home. This has been very helpful as I had no background about music and piano. Sometimes we had questions about her homework so I called him and I got his quick and clear responses over the phone. I am happy with the progress that my daughter has made. She enjoys learning and looks forward to her weekly lessons.
Thank you Van. I had forgotten Jennifer was just learning English back then. She's so fluent now. Very strong work ethic with her piano studies too, with help from Mom of course! Bill
August 2, 2015
Finding Bill Hynes was a stroke of luck. I've been taking lessons for two years. I want to continue and actually look forward to my lesson. Bill's personality and professionalism are key to his successful teaching approach. His ability transcends all ages and levels. I was apprehensive about starting piano at 62 years old, but Bill has made my experience anxiety free while remaining challenging. He is patient, supportive and always gives positive feedback. The best part of my lesson is listening to Bill play. I just love it. He is an accomplished artist is his own right. SheilaC.
Thanks Sheila. I've got beginner students two decades older. Never too late! Bill
June 25, 2015
I have wanted to learn to play the piano since I was a very young girl. My uncle was an accomplished pianist, and two of my cousins took lessons for many years, but my family could not afford lessons or a piano. After I reached my 60th birthday, I decided that if I was going to ever play the piano, I had best start soon. Three years ago I bought a piano, and when I began to search for a teacher, several people recommended Bill Hynes very highly. I called and set up my first class, and I have been taking weekly lessons ever since. I thought at first that I might feel out of place, the oldest student among all very young children. But that has not been the case at all. I fit in just perfectly. I have met students of many different ages and skill levels at Bill's studio-from beginners like myself to accomplished performers. If I am a bit early I can hear some really nice music through the door to the waiting room. But I have also overheard Bill working so well with the very little ones. Bill's instructions are very clear, and he is very patient. His comments and corrections are always very positive. I am a teacher myself (university professor). I know how hard it is to teach anything to anyone. I am so pleased with my progress. I look forward to my lesson every week. For me this is one of the most relaxing but also challenging activities that I do each week. And I am so impressed with how much more I enjoy listening to music of all kinds now that I understand a little more of what is behind the production of such beautiful and moving sounds.
Hi, Thanks! Bill