Written by satisfied parents/students:
I recently switched piano teachers for my 6-year-old daughter because her old teacher was not helping her progress with reading music. I chose Green LIght Productions after searching local businesses and providers, and have been very impressed so far (going on 3 months). Miss Anaka has taught my daughter proper technique, hand position, and she is now focusing on note recognition with a clear basis of fundamental skills. I could not be happier with my decision to switch to Green Light Productions - the focus on building not only proper technique, but an understanding of music and the building blocks to become proficient are exciting to see. I would highly recommend Miss Anaka for anyone looking for a high-quality music instructor who is not only an accomplished teacher, but also a successful musician and inspiration to her pupils.
Barbie has taught my high school-age daughter voice lessons for two+ years, and has done a wonderful job refining and expanding the range of her voice, enhancing her performance skills and instilling confidence at every level by setting and achieving high standards / goals. Barbie is very personable, professional and extremely talented. She's been a great mentor. We love to listen to her teach our daughter! She's been a gift to our whole family!
Barbie is a great musician with vast professional experience, which she shares with our son during voice and piano lessons. She is always coming up with new challenges and opportunities for him and he loves working with her.
Barbie has been the guiding hand behind my kids learning to play the piano and now they have moved onto stage performance with a focus on vocals. She is always timely and comes for the last minute tune-up for auditions! We highly recommend her!
As a professional keyboardist, I've had the pleasure of working with two of Barbie Anaka's students over the past many years. She's done a fabulous job of developing their vocal and piano skills from early beginnings to the intermediate / advanced levels they perform at now. The most impressive thing that I see is the students' confidence and enthusiasm with which they perform. I highly recommend Barbie for piano or vocal lessons!
Barbie is the second instructor I've worked with in the year since I began playing the piano. I learned more in the first three weeks with Barbie than I did in over three months with my prior instructor. I've been ever frustrated with the instructors I've had for guitar and piano because it was never clear what I should be doing to improve. Barbie has a plan. There is no question of what to practice or how to practice it. She focuses on mechanics enough to improve performance, but not to the point where it's not fun anymore. I would highly recommend Barbie to students of all ages. My only complaint is that she doesn't also teach guitar.
I've seen Barbie perform and was blown away by her talent! She's an Amazing Performer and Teacher. I've seen some of her student performances and can see how she has helped them grow and understand music and performing. It's obvious that she loves what she does.
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