Ms. Kate Hummel currently teaches my daughter in piano and has taught her for almost 3 years. My daughter loves her piano lessons and has learned much. She sings in Chorus at her school and performs in musicals. The piano lessons have really helped her in reading music as well as becoming more confident as a performer! Ms. Hummel's teaching style and patience with a student's learning is priceless!
As a parent I am extremely thankful for everything Kate has done to help my son with his violin instructions. She is always very accommodating with our schedule and is very enthusiastic and cheerful.
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Kate is an excellent instructor. Every lesson is well planned and well executed. She clearly is very experienced and it shows in her teaching and methodology. She is great at breaking down complicated concepts with easy to understand analogies and is extremely patient. It’s very evident that her goal is to make music enjoyable and accessible rather than a chore. I am very happy with the progress I’ve made under her instruction.
I decided to learn violin at 32 and was nervous about taking on a challenge like this as an adult with time and career expectations. Kate has been not only an incredible teacher, but has become a friend that supports not only my violin education, but many other aspects of my life. She is patient, kind, funny, and has so many clever ways of teaching that made it so that I was able to sight read and play small tunes with confidence after only a few weeks. Because of Kate, I've never given up, even if I get stuck learning new things, and she never judges me and is always understanding if life sometimes gets in the way of practice. I would recommend her to everyone, especially if you're looking for someone who will push for success while making it fun along the way.
Ms. Kate Hummel is an excellent violin teacher. She is kind, friendly, and patient with my daughter who started lessons with her when she was 6 years old. My daughter is turning 9 and she made a huge progress and love Ms. Hummel as her teacher! She makes lesson fun and engaging. Ms. Hummel works well with families. My daughter also have a wonderful online violin lessons with her. I highly recommend Ms. Hummel as a violin teacher!
Kate has been instructing our daughter Katie for the past three years in violin and piano. When I watch my daughter after a tutoring session I see her smile. Kate has a wonderful way with young people and encourages to not just learn the fundamentals but engages them by listening to them. She has gone out of her way to find music that Katie wants to learn and her approach has produced so much progress with my daughter. As a parent I can't think of anyone else that I would want to teach my Katie!. Her dedication is such that she even arranged for online lessons during the current environment. She has had such a positive effect on Katie. Kate has a rare gift in teaching and I would recommend her to anyone!!
For the past few years, Kate has been a fantastic piano teacher for my kids. She is punctual and diligent with her lesson plans. I'm impressed with her attention to detail on the lessons and practicing.
It has been a wonderful experience learning to play the violin with Kate Hummel. She is a fantastic teacher with an innovative and intuitive approach that incorporates not only the standard educational music but also music that I enjoy playing. Her versatility, positive attitude, and seemingly limitless patience have made learning to play the violin a fun and enjoyable process. Kate has an extensive knowledge of history and music theory which supports her teaching. I highly recommend Kate Hummel as a violin instructor, regardless of your existing playing level.