Student Reviews

We have the honor of teaching amazing students!

“I love my teacher. He finds ways to help me “get it” and supports my efforts every week.” – Michelle Egan

“The Bartell Music method taught me two songs after just one lesson. Felt pretty accomplished.”- Lynn Dwyer

“My biggest concern was that they would have me practicing endless scales and never really playing music! From the beginning, they had me playing “great lively and fun songs” and emphasizing artistic impression. Not just playing notes! They were teaching me music and I was playing the accordion!” – Dale Johnson

“The method used by Bartell Music Academy has been so encouraging. I had assumed that piano lessons would be much more stressful than they have been. Bartell Music Academy has made learning music fundamentals natural and stress-free.” – Joshua Miller

“Bartell Music Academy is a great place to learn because they teach you in a manner that will help you learn to play. They don’t teach generically so that you have to conform to the teaching methods, but rather the instruction is tailored to your needs.” ~Ricardo Hernández

“I enjoy playing musical instruments—If I had the time, I would take the piano, accordion, ukulele, and guitar lessons at this Academy! Nothing like the drill sergeant styled lessons I grew up with. Not only do the teachers know you can learn to play- they adapt their teaching to your learning style.” – Deborah Johnston

“My biggest concern about taking piano lessons was that I wasn’t good enough. While I do tend to be hard on myself, I grew so much in so little time that this statement (concern) seems ridiculous. I am proud of the effect of lessons from Bartell Music Academy on my piano skills.” – Jack Bross

“Quality teachers. Tailor teaching to students’ learning styles. They are just the best. I have been taking lessons for about 10 years with these folks. I can not praise them enough.” – Marcia Lydiksen

“I have a very nice teacher, she is very funny and I learned so much since I started my lessons. I like the way she teaches me.” – Emil Haroldsen

“I’m currently taking music lessons from Bartell Music Academy and am absolutely amazed at my progress and success in only a short amount of time. The teachers there truly care for their students and work hard to make them feel comfortable and have fun playing music. I highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to receive fun, simple, and rewarding music lessons.” – Maya Phipps

“My favorite part of my lessons is the speed in which I’m learning to play, I could play a song the very first week and add something every lesson.” – Kelly Corson

“Great experienced teachers. Fun lessons.” – Holden Tubbs

Get it from parents who have enrolled their child with us.

“I watched my son go from having an interest in an instrument to being a musician who is passionate about music.” – Beth Tubbs

“I appreciate Bartell Music Academy’s method of teaching for my son Emil. He loves to play and he always looks forward to his lessons.” – Kasia Haroldsen

“I have found their program to be the perfect tool to teach my young granddaughters how to play and enjoy music in a relatively short period of time.” – Deb Thrash

“Large-group school music programs left my girls feeling lost, and their enthusiasm for music faltered. Bartell Music Academy’s innovative approach jumped immediately into the joy of making beautiful music. This method created a foundation that has them feeling excited to practice, mastering increasingly challenging pieces with ease and performing with confidence. Though there are lessons available closer to our North Spokane home, we drive the extra miles every week to get there, because it’s worth it!” – Olivia Dugan

“My 16 year old daughter has loved taking lessons at Bartell Music Academy, and she has been a student here since the Academy first opened. I have seen her grow in all areas of musicianship and was so impressed by her enthusiasm and progress, that I am now taking lessons myself!” – Anne Cvancara

“Absolutely the best place to get piano lessons. I wish our older kids had this type of program when learning piano. They would have learned better and liked it more.” – Jeannette Dutton

“Great people, sincerely involved in spreading joy through the music.” – Sally Hetland

“Patricia is an excellent teacher and her program is so unique. It works really well for my daughter and makes it fun. I love the program.” – Katy Brown

“Bartell Music Academy has been a wonderful place for my daughter to learn piano for the past 4 years. If you are looking for a place to learn music I highly recommend Bartell Music Academy.” – Ann Mires


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418 E Pacific Ave

Spokane WA 99202

(509) 251-2743

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