Lessons are currently only offered virtually through Zoom. Thank you.
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We have been with Miss Garin for 5 years now. Our daughters are very busy with many different extracurricular activities and when quarantine happened, many of their activities moved to an online platform such as Zoom. Miss Garin did an outstanding job transitioning to online lessons and of all the activities that my daughters had to participate online, Miss Garin’s online lessons are head and shoulders above the rest. She keeps my daughters on task and focused and moves through the lesson in a very efficient manner. My daughters are never bored because she keeps them engaged the whole lesson. She also takes the time in between each song to make small talk to keep a great relationship with my daughters. We absolutely recommend Garin Piano Studio!
"I really can’t say enough good things about Paulette Garin and her amazing teaching abilities. I am an adult student. I had been hovering at the intermediate level since college in the 80s. I took lessons off and on, but never really connected with a teacher who motivated me to do better until Paulette. She has amazing insights and suggestions, and I find the things she teaches me about one piece translate and everything that comes after, so I am consistently playing better, even on my first time through a brand new piece. I still have so far to go, but I am thrilled that I have her to help me.
I also want to say that the virtual lessons are amazing. We really have not missed a beat moving from in person to virtual. Paulette has done so much to come up with good technology to make the lessons effective and fun. Sometimes my husband and I think about retiring and moving, and I am so happy to think that Paulette can be my teacher, no matter where I am located.
Though I am an adult, I have observed Paulette teaching a very young student and also a teen, and she is tremendously effective at both, as well as, of course, adults. If you are looking for a teacher for yourself or your child — no matter where you are located — I highly recommend Paulette Garin!"
“When looking for a piano teacher for our foster (now adopted) daughter, we were so fortunate to discover Ms. Garin. Ms. Garin met our daughter where she was at and we saw growth not only in piano but in our daughter’s self esteem as well. Ms. Garin is exactly the right mix of firm encouragement and compassion. She cares about each student and motivates them. Some teachers are gifted musically but not able to “teach”. Ms. Garin is a gifted musician and true teacher. We believe music encourages brain connections and even helps our daughter in academics. We did not want to see her progress come to a halt. We were amazed at how quickly Ms. Garin was able to make the smooth transition to online lessons. We have seen our daughter continue to grow through weekly online lessons. We highly recommend Ms. Garin as a piano teacher."
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"I highly recommend Garin Piano Studio! Miss Garin is an amazing, honest and hard working teacher who gives her all and has helped my daughter grow tremendously with her piano playing! It’s unreal to see how much she has learned remotely with our weekly zoom online lessons! If you are looking for a piano teacher, look no further, as Miss Garin and her remote zoom online lessons have been great for our family!"
"I studied with Paulette Garin from 5th through high school and went on to study piano in college and grad school. Her instruction provided me with not only the technical skills to allow me to further my studies in music but also allowed me to understand the joy of performance and the viability of a career in music."
"I took piano lessons from Ms. Garin for 11 years (from ages 7-18). She helped me develop an abiding love for piano playing that is still with me at age 33. I learned about composers I would not otherwise have known and was encouraged to consistently refine my technique to emphasize the expression in my playing. I am not a professional pianist, but I am confident I will always play because of my lessons with Ms. Garin!"
"Ms. Garin was my first piano teacher—I began studying with her in first grade and continued into high school. She was excellent at emphasizing technique/fundamentals while keeping lessons loose and fun. Ms. Garin also allowed me to play in many different styles, which I greatly appreciated! She has a great sense of humor, an excellent rapport with children and adults alike, and a knack for making her students look forward to their lessons each week. She was also super patient with me on the numerous occasions that I failed to practice for my lessons (oops, sorry!). I'm a professional musician now, and I have much to owe to Ms. Garin for getting me started and developing my love for music. Highly recommend!"
"I took piano lessons from Ms. Garin for almost 11 years. Over that time, she not only taught me about music theory and piano techniques, but her guidance helped me learn about hard work, dedication, and artistry. She catered her lessons to me personally, exposing me to various styles of music, and making sure I was always interested in what I was learning or playing. As I progressed, she allowed me to explore options in songwriting and play some of my own compositions at her student recitals. Over the years, my mom and I both came to know Paulette as a very approachable and caring person with a passion for music and teaching. By now, I consider Paulette a close personal friend and cannot recommend her highly enough."
"Paulette Garin was our daughter's piano teacher beginning in 2nd grade and continued until her graduation from high school! Paulette has always been wonderful with her students through a relaxed and professional approach. She is understanding, patient, creative, and light hearted. We were so blessed to have found her!"
"I am currently taking lessons with Paulette, I am an adult beginner student who has never played an instrument. Paulette is patient with me and she gives me clear instructions and offer suggestions of improvement and reviews the practice homework . I will continue to have Paulette as my piano teacher ."
"I took lessons with Ms. Garin during my Junior and Senior years of high school.
She is very welcoming, friendly, generous and always shows a great deal of interest in each of her students' lives. She encouraged me to do my best, and supported me outside of piano; she even came to see the musical I was in!
Her musical and teaching backgrounds really help her students excel, no matter their age, and she makes learning the piano fun. Each year she holds a recital for students and their families to showcase their progress and their talents. As a native Kenoshan, Ms. Garin always has an eye out for ways her students can participate in the local music culture. This past October, she and 8 of her students of all different ages performed a 9-part song (on 4 pianos) in a Halloween-themed concert at Carthage College. It was fantastic!
While taking lessons with her, I participated in Solo and Ensemble and the Wisconsin Music Teacher's Association's District Auditions.
Even though I only took lessons with Ms. Garin for a short amount of time, I learned a great deal about piano and about life. I, like many of her former students, still make sure to catch up with her when I come back to Kenosha because she's truly a wonderful teacher, human and friend."
"I found Garin Piano Studio while I was searching for a piano teacher for my wife, who was eager to start as an adult beginner. I talked with many piano teachers who either were full with students or do not take adult beginners. Paulette Garin responded promptly with a quote, and my wife has been taking lessons for a few years with great success. Paulette is very professional as a music teacher, and she is a wonderful person. We highly recommend her!"
"I'm very pleased with the lessons that my daughter has received. Ms. Garin has taken my daughters musical ability and cultivated it so much. It's been such a wonderful experience and I am so thrilled that the music she has played has been tailored to her (for the piano prelude at my niece's wedding and her love of the movie "Frozen") as well as standard pieces of modern, Jazz and now Classical."
"Paulette Garin is a superb teacher. She has helped me immensely as a returning student (after 10 years of lessons as a child and teen). You will not be disappointed if you give this fabulous teacher a try."
"Paulette is a wonderful instructor, and taught piano to both of our daughters. I highly recommend her!"