Jody was professional from start to finish, helping select appropriate music, accessing how many pieces would be needed where and asking questions I hadn't even thought of. Setup of equipment was hidden behind decorations and she and the music never wavered with late entrances and nervous flower girls. The music was beautiful and the bride was pleased. Five stars!
Jody is one of the most patient and caring music teachers I have ever met. She is perfect for students both very young and young at heart, gently encouraging, and very supportive without letting us get away with sloppy execution or imperfect timing. She continues to offer new techniques and music selected with the individual student in mind and works continually to broaden their musical experience and context.
Her love of all types of music shines thorough to inspire her students and allow them to achieve proficiency levels above their expectations while enjoying what they are doing. I certainly was surprised to find myself playing in public! She even got my husband to sing as I played and opened up guitar accompaniment as well as fingerstyle methods for me. Jody is a true find and a gifted musician.
My 18 year old daughter has had several guitar/ukulele teachers over the last few years and had never been quite as excited about practicing or going to lessons as I had hoped she would be...until I found Jody a couple of months ago. My daughter was excited after only one ukulele lesson because she felt like she had already learned something new and she could tell that Jody was going to be a great teacher, and she is! I'm so thankful that we found her!