"You run a great studio and we're glad we're a part of it."
"Greetings to you all! I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you THANK YOU for all of your hard work and dedication! We had such a wonderful time last night, Grandma Jeri drove 1.5 hours each way to come for [the Winter Recital] and she loved it too! You run a great studio and we're glad we're a part of it. Evan has an ease about him that gives Abi confidence, this is a lifelong gift."
"Nissa has a way of getting to know each student."
"Nissa has been an absolute inspiration for our daughter for the past 5 years now! She is so positive and enthusiastic! I have watched her help build poise and confidence in many of her students over the years! Marina absolutely adores her and looks forward to each lesson and recital! Her studio are warm and inviting. Nissa has a way of getting to know each student at their own level and making them feel good about what they are doing. She is an incredible teacher!"
(FUN FACT: Marina has actually been a student of Nissa's for over TEN YEARS now!)
"They ENJOY their instructor, they ENJOY going to piano, they ENJOY PRACTICING."
"We have been sending our children to Nissa's string studio for 2 years now for piano practice. They have learned piano, in such an encouraging, positive manner. They ENJOY their instructor, they ENJOY going to piano, they ENJOY PRACTICING. They are learning important lessons, about "practice". I am so thankful, we found such a relaxing, and encouraging studio for our children. The prices are competitive, and we have never been disappointed."
"Your enthusiasm is contagious and has made all the difference. Thanks!"
“My son may not be sitting in the first chairs (yet?), but you would not believe what you have done for him. Last year he would not have defined himself as a violin player by any stretch, much less someone who enjoys it. Your enthusiasm is contagious and has made all the difference. Thanks!”
(FUN FACT: Andrew took lessons with Nissa for over 6 years before going to college. His sister Grace has been taking lessons for 7 years and going strong.)
"I wanted to thank you for all you did to make the recital such a wonderful event. I think we may be able to get the girl to do another after this one. It was colorful, organized and the music was amazing, simply amazing. Thanks again."
“I just wanted to tell you again how FUN the performance was tonight. The band sounds great, I could sit and listen for hours!”
"Nissa is so good at reading her students and their preferences for music."
"My daughter has been taking lessons with Nissa de la Torre for about four years. Sarah's sixth grade teacher recommended Nissa. I am so very glad we went with the recommendation.
"Nissa has helped Sarah discover so many things about playing the violin and the music that is available. Sarah discovered how very much she enjoys playing fiddle tunes. She has joined the different groups Nissa has organized and performed around the city and state, come to think of it. Sarah has been involved with special day-long workshops put on by a variety of celebrities in circles as well.
"Nissa is so good at reading her students and their preferences for music. You can see this during recitals. The variety of genres present in the selections the students play is amazing and show Nissa's ability to be flexible with her violinist.
The recitals Nissa organizes are wonderful. She is generous with her praise, fun and entertaining. There is always a lovely reception following. It is a time for community and celebration for family and friends of the students.
"I am so glad my daughter is able to work with Nissa. They have so much fun together at lessons. Sarah learns and grows all the time along with developing a great joy for playing the violin.”
(FUN FACT: Sarah is now an INTERN TEACHER at the studio, after having taken lessons with Nissa for 7 years.)
"Thank you for the time and dedication you have to your studio and your students."
“Thank you so much for putting on such a WONDERFUL recital! It was the best one I have been to so far!! The fiddle group is just GREAT!! I was very proud to have such a large number of our family members there to see such a great performance. You outdid yourself. I hope that you will be selling DVD's of this concert, as I would love to purchase one. I am just so impressed by the fiddle group - it was awesome to finally hear the group play together. KUDOS KUDOS KUDOS!!! Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you for the time and dedication you have to your studio and your students. You are a wonderful teacher. Thank you for making such a difference in Maddie's life, and in turn, ours. We hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!”
"Nissa is an awesome teacher! She makes learning to play the violin fun and easy to understand. She always encourages me and helps me to be the best musician I can be."
"I have a number of students who either have been in your studio/Spitfire Band, and all have said positive things about their experiences with your group(s). I'm just writing to say 'way to go!' to your efforts!"
- Sam Packard
“What a nice recital – all the hard work pays off! I really enjoyed the music... it is fun to listen to how the kids all progress. My daughter and I enjoyed some of the beginners and the songs we recognized that she had played.”