Student Reviews of my Work as a Teacher

 

"Eric Nyland is a gifted piano teacher who always offers excellent guidance that goes far beyond playing piano. His love of music is evident, his enthusiasm contagious, and he provides the ideal amount of firmness and encouragement to motivate my son. I recommend Eric unreservedly."
5 / 5 stars
"I began my studies with Eric when I was 15 years old with little background in classical piano as I am a popular music singer and keyboardist. Eric showed me ways to incorporate classical studies into my popular music and join the two together. He helped me move from Level 1 RCM piano to Level 6 in just four years. The summer before entering university I asked him to help me with classical music theory. I was able to finish my music theory class in university with a 90 average all thanks to Eric for preparing me so well. He has a great passion for classical music and teaching and I would recommend him without hesitation. I will keep returning to him for the rest of my classical studies because he has taught me self-discipline with practicing, patience with the progression of my learning and he has taught me to love the journey of learning and studying classical music."
4.5 / 5 stars
(June 30, 2016)
Piano Lessons
“I am delighted to have found a wonderful piano teacher for my son who has found in Eric a mentor - he looks forward to lessons each week. He has taken off in his enthusiasm and now practices diligently and so enjoys his learning. Eric brings the perfect balance of developing strong relationships with his students, clear and engaging explanations and a high level of playing and professional abilities as a teacher, mentor and pianist. My son loves playing now and really benefits from the comprehensive approach to learning, with ear and reading, playing techniques with classical understanding of tone and touch, as well as creativity and improvisation through chording to pop tunes. He loves playing his 'classical' pieces and chording to a favourite song. Thank you Eric!”
5 / 5 stars
(June 15th, 2016)
Piano Lessons
“Eric is an excellent piano teacher for our daughter. Even though he is a busy composer and actor he is very patient and encouraging with his students. Eric encourages performance by having the students participate in at least two recitals (on an amazing concert piano) per year. Eric reaches beyond the technical aspects of learning piano, helping the student achieve more than simply playing the correct notes. I like that he is very performant during the lessons, often he will sing along with the student as they play the piano, and use video recording of himself playing portions of the music so the student can review at home how the teacher plays the piece. He provides historical context for the music and interesting anecdotes about particular note combinations that are humorous and fun, and he stays positive and moves the lesson forward even when the student has a week where they do not practice much.”
5 / 5 stars
(June 14th, 2016)
Piano Lessons
“Now that 2014-2015 is officially ended for your studio, I should tell you that one of my best decisions of last year was to sign up for piano classes with you. I really appreciate your patience and encouragements. It feels amazing to have music and piano back in my life.”
4.5 / 5 stars
(May 21st, 2015)