“Jack’s expertise in both classical and jazz music styles has given me a broad and satisfying musical
experience. Jack provided me focused study techniques that have gotten me past many learning
obstacles. One of Jack's greatest assets as a teacher is his ability break down complex musical tasks
into simple steps, which the student can handle.”
~ Chuck M.
"As a home schooling mother of seven, I want to take a moment to thank you for all the meticulous care
and well thought-out approach you have taken towards the instruction of my daughters for the past four
years. I have seen wonderful growth and improvement in both their technical and artistic ability as piano
players. I am so grateful that you have always been steadfast in your expectations and that your
expectations are high. Your careful and thorough teaching has enabled both of my daughters to play in
both public and private settings with ease and confidence. Because you have taught them well, they now
like to play for their own enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others."
~ Kerri D.
With Jack you don't take lessons, you become a piano player! “
teacher. Now in my third year of study, with the dream of accompanying myself, that dream is becoming
a reality thanks to Jack’s knowledge, patience, methods, and encouragement. He has been a joy to
study with and his sense of humor has helped me overcome my self-consciousness. As a result I am
really enjoying the journey of learning to play the piano.”
~ Claudia H.
“For the past two years that I have been taking lessons from Mr. Tyrrell, I can definitely see a change
in my piano playing and have seen myself improve as a student. When I started taking lessons from
Mr. Tyrrell, I had already known the basics of the piano and how to learn music, but Mr. Tyrrell has taken
that further with showing me there is more to playing music than just knowing the notes -- such as
technique and style. Overall, having Mr. Tyrrell as my piano teacher has expanded my knowledge of
music and has helped me to improve my piano playing.”
”I first heard Jack Tyrrell play and was in awe of his ability several years before I found out that he
provides piano instruction at all levels. Once I decided that I wanted to learn how to play the piano,
I called Jack. He created a lesson plan tailored to me as an older adult having no piano experience.
Jack recommended easy listening beginner music of all genres (specifically for adults) most of which
I’d heard and had been humming or whistling throughout my life. Besides helping me to become
technically proficient, he is fostering a tastefulness in my playing so that it has both feeling and depth.
The lesson plans that Jack creates allow me to work at my own pace given my busy lifestyle. I’m in my
third year now and enjoying the practice as much as playing the songs I'm learning."
are learning, or even asking what note it is he’s ALL ears and will answer it without a doubt. You will
learn a lot while taking classes here. I know especially because this is much better than from the place
I used to take them.”
taking a "cookie cutter” approach. He brings in materials from many sources, allowing students to
become well-rounded and able to discover new thoughts and ideas for themselves. If you are interested
in music theory, you couldn't ask for a better teacher. Jack developed a theory course which includes
clear, concise instruction coupled with student worksheets. The course begins with the basics and
progresses to more difficult concepts, each lesson building on the ones before. This course ignited my
interest in studying music theory, which I continue to do. Jack has helped me to develop and expand
my love of music and the piano in ways I never thought possible."
~ Jean F.
"Mr. Tyrrell is a nice person to be around; both as a teacher and a friend. I should know because I've
been taking piano lessons from him for five years. He knows his material and is able to give good advice."
~ Alex H.
of the unknown. An adult friend of mine was taking lessons from Jack and recommended him with great
praise. Jack immediately eliminated any fear I had. It has been several years now and I still look forward
to my weekly lesson.”
him for a little over 10 years now, and with every passing year he grows in his capabilities of teaching
and instilling worthwhile values within his students. Over the years I have grown from his teaching, and
I think that I will carry his lessons with me always. As I will be going to college next year, I feel confident
that I will strive to succeed, and a part of that I owe to Mr. Jack Tyrrell.”