"I am happy that my son had such a professional and dedicated piano teacher. He enjoys playing piano and entertains the whole family and friends with his favorite tunes. Thank you, Ms. Ernesta!
We are sad you moved, but wishing all the best in Los Angeles"
Inga O., mother of 7 year old student
"Ms. Ernesta is a Piano Maestro and an amazing teacher. She has the rare combination of skills in both Classical and contemporary music. She has done miracles with my daughter in the past 2 - 3 years and my daughter's skill has grown in leaps and bounds. We will miss her as she's going away, but recommend her to anyone lucky enough to be her student."
Bijan M., father of 15 year old student
"Often, proper body mechanics and music theory are boring topics for young students who would prefer to learn to play popular music. Ernesta uses several effective techniques to help my daughter learn the basics without boredom. They play games together to learn music theory and to improve music reading. Ernesta has made the arrangements of some of my daughters favorite popular songs for her to learn to play. Ernesta has patience to help when my daughter is struggling and encourages her to try new things. As my daughter has progressed, Ernesta continues to challenge her to reach next level. She has done a fantastic job teaching my daughter."
Wendy H., mother of 9 year old student
"I am happy having the opportunity to study with Ms. Ernesta. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I have had a little bit of music training as a child, but could not recall much after so many years. After taking few lessons with Ernesta, I already learned much more than I knew from previous training. Looking forward to my next lesson!"
Hanna S., 28 year old student
"Our daughter always looked forward to her piano sessions with Ernesta. Ernesta has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially children. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching are both truly superior."
Melissa E., mother of 9 year old student
"As a parent whose child is generally consumed by sports, I am extremely appreciative of Ms. Ernesta for opening up the world of music for my son. My son has participated in several recitals and I am amazed at his excitement about performing. It is a direct result of Ms. Ernesta's ability to inspire and motivate her students."
Cynthia A., mother of 8 year old student
"My daughter was a complete beginner but Ernesta has taught her to read music and play with both hands in only a short time. Ernesta is very personable and always has a great feedback with which to improve upon."
Nicola G., mother of 10 year old student
"Ms Ernesta has been a wonderful teacher to both of my kids. She is very patient and very professional. I would highly recommend Ms. Ernesta to any parent."
Josephine A., mother of 4 and 6 year old students
"Ms. Ernesta is an ideal teacher for my son. She has helped him learn the basics of music theory and started with interesting music from day one. She uses several teaching techniques to convey difficult concepts in a way that's engaging and easy to assimilate."
Alan L., father of 6 year old student
"Ernesta is very through and she can easily adapt her style to exceed her client's needs. Our daughter's piano skills have improved tremendously thanks to her. Ernesta is extremely dependable and ensures progress is being made."
James F., father of 7 year old student
"Ms. Ernesta is an outstanding piano instructor. Her instruction is very informative and fun at the same time. She is very patient and has great communication skills. My daughter is always looking forward having lessons with Ernesta. She has learned important basics of the music theory and also was able to play short versions of her favorite tunes after only few lessons. Thank you, Ms. Ernesta!
Great instructor. Highly recommend to anyone interested in learning piano!"
Olivia N., mother of 11 year old student
"Shortly after meeting Ernesta, it was obvious that she was a resource for unlimited potential and inspiration. She has mastered the delicate balance between disciplined instructor and caring educator. Even though each student is pushed to display a high level of music mastery, they understand that her encouragement comes from a place of mutual respect and admiration. Her unwavering disciplined approach has produced some of the best performances I have witnessed. Her fierce determination has set her amongst the best teachers at our school."
Terrance M. , Artistic Director at 26 Music Fine Arts Center, Austin, TX
"Ernesta is great teacher who is extremely dedicated to work. Ernesta's excellent communication skills allow her to make learning music theory, harmony and history fun. She also includes geography knowledge while familiarizing students with interpretation and performing of different styles and countries music. Number of her voice students successfully auditioned and were selected for various musical roles. Her wonderful job made a huge influence establishing one of the largest piano/voice studios at 26 Music School."
Nichelle B., Owner at 26 Music Fine Arts Center, Austin, TX
"Each year Ernesta has organized Christmas and Spring recitals, which have turned out excellently to the appreciation of the school, her students, and her students' parents. Ernesta is very positive and encouraging teacher who is able to teach her students to be confident, self motivated singers and piano players. She is a trusted and valued colleague to members of Beyond The Classroom program, who always makes an effort to work collaboratively on issues such as teaching philosophy and long range planning."
Sean F., Beyond The Classroom Program Director at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Austin, TX