PRAISE

“Mrs. Bree is professional, yet personal.”

“Mrs. Bree is professional, yet personal.”

Theresa Sundwall, Parent

Mrs. Bree is professional, yet personal. She is awesome at introducing classical techniques, gently, to new & younger students; that have otherwise, never been exposed to the culture of proper music training. Thank you for a gentle yet structured style!

“She is an EXCELLENT teacher. She is patient, kind, instructive, inspiring and helpful.”

“She is an EXCELLENT teacher. She is patient, kind, instructive, inspiring and helpful.”

Janice Tanner, Student

I have been a student of Bree Lewis. She is an EXCELLENT teacher. She is patient, kind, instructive, inspiring and helpful. She challenged me to learn more. I am very grateful she was my instructor for several years. Bree is a great teacher with children and adults.

“She is very caring and is great with my child who is Autistic.”

“She is very caring and is great with my child who is Autistic.”

Randa Smith, Parent

Bree is a awesome teacher. She is very caring and is great with my child who is Autistic. If anyone is looking for any type of music lessons I recommend her!

“She is patient with her students and they truly learn a lot!”

“She is patient with her students and they truly learn a lot!”

Patrice Hernandez, Parent

My daughter was first introduced to the violin by Bree. She has fallen in love with this instrument and has decided that this is an instrument she will continue to play even when we move. I am excited that she has found a passion for playing. Bree is a great teacher. She is patient with her students and they truly learn a lot! If we weren’t moving we would continue to use her!

“I highly recommend lessons from this fantastic teacher! =)”

“I highly recommend lessons from this fantastic teacher! =)”

Larissa Hoopai, Student

In the several years I took private lessons from Ms. Bree, she flawlessly transitioned me from a violinist to a violist, and playing the viola has been one of my best musical decisions. Not only that, but she helped me start up my own music studio, which has given me so many great opportunities and life experiences. I highly recommend lessons from this fantastic teacher! =)

“The technical expertise that Bree offered was phenomenal.”

“The technical expertise that Bree offered was phenomenal.”

Lanson Hoopai, Student

The technical expertise that Bree offered was phenomenal, but it was always accompanied by a care for and understanding of individual strengths and weaknesses, and the flexibility to adapt to every student. I learned a ton from these lessons.

“Your time with Bree will be beneficial, and you will be able to refer back to all the great ideas she has for you in the write-up she gives you.”

“Your time with Bree will be beneficial, and you will be able to refer back to all the great ideas she has for you in the write-up she gives you.”

Emily Williams, Thriving Music Studio Client ~ http://playviolinmusic.com

Bree gave me much more than I expected to get out of our time together! I already had a pretty good online presence, but she had some great ideas to make my presence more accessible to the local people I need for my studio. Your time with Bree will be beneficial, and you will be able to refer back to all the great ideas she has for you in the write-up she gives you. I would highly recommend hiring Bree – you won’t regret it!

“She’s made them both feel confident, while building their skills and to me, that is invaluable.”

“She’s made them both feel confident, while building their skills and to me, that is invaluable.”

Elizabeth Shaw, Parent

Bree is so joyful and positive, and her energy is youthful, which really helps connect the kids. She has caught my oldest daughter up from where she left off years ago, and my youngest daughter has already learned so much. She’s made them both feel confident, while building their skills and to me, that is invaluable. My husband and I are very picky when it comes to music teachers for our kids as we both majored in music in college and my husband is a musician by trade. We wanted someone who will teach my children solid fundamentals that they can carry with them from state to state, and that will be the bedrock to continuing to learn the proper techniques. Bree has done all of these thing and more.

“Bree is a pioneer on so many levels!”

“Bree is a pioneer on so many levels!”

Adam Crane, Thriving Music Studio Client ~ Stringquest.com

Bree is a pioneer on so many levels! Her vision creating the Thriving Music Studio is proving to help many educators expand their reach and effectiveness, by guiding there business savoy and motivating others to follow her model to success!

“I would sign up for the Thriving Music Studio package again in a heartbeat!”

“I would sign up for the Thriving Music Studio package again in a heartbeat!”

Amanda Suckow, Thriving Music Studio Client ~ www.senseisuckow.com

Working with Bree has not only helped my music studio “thrive” but I have gained a new level of confidence in my presence as as music teacher both online and offline. Bree went above and beyond to go through my website and online presence. She gave suggestions about what to put where and pointed out broken links. She even watched several of my video tutorials and reminded me of how funny I am. Bree researched the area I live in and suggested music stores and businesses that I could advertise with. Bree is about community and making connections. She has created a community for teachers like you and me on Facebook. There are questions and suggestions every day that keep me inspired to grow my studio and share my knowledge. I am grateful to Bree for creating this community: for connecting people who are often very isolated in the work they do. I would sign up for the Thriving Music Studio package again in a heartbeat!

“Bree is amazing!”

“Bree is amazing!”

Chrissy Melfi, Parent

Our Son had his first piano lesson last week and Bree is amazing! He wanted nothing but to practice and is excited for his next lesson this week! She has gift and helps her students grow and have confidence!

“She is a wonderful coach and mentor.”

“She is a wonderful coach and mentor.”

Deanna Joy Fyffe, Thriving Music Studio Client

Thank you for all you have done for me. Not only is Bree a wonderful teacher and musically gifted. She is a wonderful coach and mentor. I have learned a lot from her on how to make my business a big success. Thank you again.

“You are inspiring :)”

“You are inspiring :)”

Hsin-Ting Feng, Thriving Studio Client

Thank you for your positive feedback! You are inspiring ūüôā

“I am so excited to put into practice all of her input, so invaluable!”

“I am so excited to put into practice all of her input, so invaluable!”

Janine Elf, Thriving Music Studio Client

Bree has great attention to detail and that has really helped my understanding of how best to grow my music studio. I teach voice and piano and have recently moved. I felt at a loss in how social media could enhance my growth of more students. Because of Bree’s business coaching, I now understand what I was doing wrong with my social media presence and how to enhance my website. I am so excited to put into practice all of her input, so invaluable!

“Bree is passionate about creative marketing for people in the arts and she has a lot of smart ideas about how to grow a music business.”

“Bree is passionate about creative marketing for people in the arts and she has a lot of smart ideas about how to grow a music business.”

Deborah Boily, Thriving Music Studio Client

I am a vocal coach and wanted to have someone specifically in the music business help me shape a money making business. Artistic ventures are different then other businesses, so it’s great to have someone in music guide me. Bree is passionate about creative marketing for people in the arts and she has a lot of smart ideas about how to grow a music business. I plan to work with her regularly and pick her very knowledgeable brain on tactics and strategies for both my singing career and teaching business. I can tell she really knows what she’s doing.

“I’m so glad we found you, Bree!”

“I’m so glad we found you, Bree!”

Jessica Poe, Parent

I’m so glad we found you, Bree! I can really tell that you’re passionate about music. Natalie loves you! Bree is the sweetest most attentive teacher I’ve ever encountered. She is genuinely interested in her students. My daughter has already learned so much and we haven’t been clients very long. I have never seen my daughter so excited and passionate about something as she is about her piano lessons. She looks forward to seeing “Miss Bree” every week and show her what she’s learned. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn about music, not just the piano. She is a very talented, spiritual, sweet and caring teacher. I couldn’t have picked a better teacher for my daughter.

“Another positive about Bree is the way she builds up the student and instills confidence.”

“Another positive about Bree is the way she builds up the student and instills confidence.”

The Kaneshiro Family, Student

We love Bree! She helped our daughter tremendously during high school. We especially appreciated the “trouble shooting” during audition preparation, and working through difficult or new music. Our daughter always depended on this help. Another positive about Bree is the way she builds up the student and instills confidence. You’re SO blessed if she has an opening for you!!

“Bree is so patient and helps me work through the stress I come under when performing.”

“Bree is so patient and helps me work through the stress I come under when performing.”

Kelli Tarner, Adult Heartstrings Coaching Student

Bree is so patient and helps me work through the stress I come under when performing. Her techniques take away the overwhelming feeling a long and difficult song can cause and she helps give me confidence I need when performing and practicing.

“My daughter always comes out from the lessons encouraged and has really improved while working with Bree.”

“My daughter always comes out from the lessons encouraged and has really improved while working with Bree.”

Doug Kawano, Parent

Bree is a fantastic and positive violin teacher!  My daughter always comes out from the lessons encouraged and has really improved while working with Bree. I also appreciate that she is very punctual and good about keeping the schedule so you can rely on her being there for the lesson. If you are looking for a nurturing, enthusiastic, and talented violin teacher for your child, I highly recommend Bree…she’s awesome!!

“She is so encouraging and I always look forward to lessons with her.”

“She is so encouraging and I always look forward to lessons with her.”

Lauren Kawano, Student

Ms. Bree helps me to play my very best. She is a very positive teacher and always helps me with any pieces or any spots I need help with. She is so encouraging and I always look forward to lessons with her.

“We meet with Bree Lewis and fell in love with her immediately. She has such a peace about her that we wanted to learn violin from her. She took her time teaching Kaila the Violin.”

“We meet with Bree Lewis and fell in love with her immediately. She has such a peace about her that we wanted to learn violin from her. She took her time teaching Kaila the Violin.”

Tanya Flores, Parent

At the age of 3, my daughter Kaila told me that she wanted to learn the Violin. At first I was a bit apprehensive to such an instrument. It looked too complicated to learn.  We meet with Bree Lewis and fell in love with her immediately. She has such a peace about her that we wanted to learn violin from her. She took her time teaching Kaila the Violin. We learned every part of the Violin, how to read music, and the proper way of holding the bow. This was very important to me to have Kaila learn from the beginning and Bree would not have it any other way.  Kaila is definitely on her way to playing her Violin the right way, thanks to Bree. Thank you Bree for your guidance, encouragement and patience.

“Thank you for your gentle instruction and positive attitude with Mari.”

“Thank you for your gentle instruction and positive attitude with Mari.”

Lily Kumura, Parent

Mari has been very happy having you as her viola teacher. ¬†She looks forward to her lesson on Wednesday–and believe me this is positive because she’s not afraid to voice her opinion to me. Thank you for your gentle instruction and positive attitude with Mari.

“You taught Kimi a love for playing, which she will always take with her.”

“You taught Kimi a love for playing, which she will always take with her.”

Cris Ancoa, Parent

If I hadn’t told you before, we really appreciated you. You taught Kimi a love for playing, which she will always take with her.

“She is the best teacher around, and she makes me feel like a natural viola player.”

“She is the best teacher around, and she makes me feel like a natural viola player.”

Jillian Pashneh-Tala, Student

I started taking lessons on the viola with Ms. Bree Lewis 2 months ago, and she has taught me so much!  I can play better than ever because she is so helpful, kind, and funny.  She is the best teacher around, and she makes me feel like a natural viola player. 

“Ciara thoroughly enjoys you as a teacher so we are very lucky to have found you!”

“Ciara thoroughly enjoys you as a teacher so we are very lucky to have found you!”

Carmel Greene, Parent

“Thanks for making me the best violinist in high school!”

“Thanks for making me the best violinist in high school!”

Vincent Yang, Student

“My kids take violin and piano lessons with her and they love her!”

“My kids take violin and piano lessons with her and they love her!”

Suzanna Kinsey, Parent

Bree is an excellent teacher. My kids take violin and piano lessons with her and they love her!

“Bree makes Shen feel comfortable, encouraged, and she has progressed a lot on violin. She is firm with techniques while maintaining warmth as well.”

“Bree makes Shen feel comfortable, encouraged, and she has progressed a lot on violin. She is firm with techniques while maintaining warmth as well.”

Hanh Nguyen, Parent

My child is always happy to go to lessons her with Bree, and she’s always happy on the way home from the lessons. Bree makes Shen feel comfortable, encouraged, and she has progressed a lot on violin. She is firm with techniques while maintaining warmth as well. She intuitively knows to let them have the time and space to learn rather than pushing on them too hard that they may lose interest. We‚Äôre sad that she is moving!

“What I liked best about working with Bree was her open, easy communication style and her warmth. As a result, I have grown in confidence in my playing and in dealing with performance anxiety.”

“What I liked best about working with Bree was her open, easy communication style and her warmth. As a result, I have grown in confidence in my playing and in dealing with performance anxiety.”

Sharon Cole, Adult Heartstrings Coaching Student

What I liked best about working with Bree was her open, easy communication style and her warmth. As a result, I have grown in confidence in my playing and in dealing with performance anxiety. I feel free to play during worship and not worry about the notes I’m playing. I believe that I can make a beautiful sound when I play. I would highly recommend lessons with Bree to any adults or children who have ever wanted to play the violin, because she provides patient and clear instruction in manageable steps. She is an awesome player and teacher, and is understanding and supportive. Lastly, I appreciated Bree sharing her faith and experiences with me.  I’ll remember things she said about God being able to use us with whatever level of skill we have, and that if our heart is beautiful on the inside, people will be touched.

“Fast forward to now…and not only can she read notes, but her confidence level and interest in her music has increased substantially! Bree’s style of teaching instills confidence building, skill building and fun…all at the same time.”

“Fast forward to now…and not only can she read notes, but her confidence level and interest in her music has increased substantially! Bree’s style of teaching instills confidence building, skill building and fun…all at the same time.”

Puanani Hardwick, Parent

Bree has been our daughter’s violin teacher for almost two years. Our daughter was a beginning student who had two years of learning through the Suzuki method.¬† In other words…she couldn’t read notes.¬† Fast forward to now…and not only can she read notes, but her confidence level and interest in her music has increased substantially!¬†Bree’s style of teaching instills confidence building, skill building and fun…all at the same time. Our daughter now plays with the Honolulu Youth Symphony and we know that it’s all because of Bree!

“It is to your credit that Jaron’s first impression of the violin is so positive.”

“It is to your credit that Jaron’s first impression of the violin is so positive.”

Lei Kawamura, Parent

Thank you so much for nurturing Jaron’s interest in music and the violin!!¬† It is to your credit that Jaron’s first impression of the violin is so positive. We are very blessed to have you as a teacher, thank you for all that you do!

“She cried when I told her you were moving, you have been a fantastic teacher.”

“She cried when I told her you were moving, you have been a fantastic teacher.”

Cassie Mello, Parent

Briana has improved a great deal and she is also very comfortable with you. She cried when I told her you were moving, you have been a fantastic teacher. Thank you!

“She made it extremely comfortable and easy to communicate by doing Skype lessons when we were short on time.”

“She made it extremely comfortable and easy to communicate by doing Skype lessons when we were short on time.”

Robert Lemoine, Adult Student

Bree was incredibly beneficial to my learning to play a specific song on the violin.¬†She made it extremely comfortable and easy to communicate¬†by doing Skype lessons when we were short on time.¬†I had¬†three months to learn this song.¬†I had never touched a violin before my first lesson with her and within two weeks I was playing the¬†first measures¬†of the song.¬†Her dedication and passion for what she does inspired me to keep practicing and although very nervous, I played the song in the end and my girlfriend loved it.¬†Thanks Bree! Link to final product—->¬† https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvXPyyWswtk

“It really means a lot to me that you have cared about Elijah‚Äôs musical journey.”

“It really means a lot to me that you have cared about Elijah‚Äôs musical journey.”

Monika Nabarette, Parent

“You are such a fantastic teacher!”

“You are such a fantastic teacher!”

Laura Richards, Parent