Heart-of-the-Mountain Music Studio
Client Testimonials for Michele Wooten, NCTM

To parents who are looking for a piano teacher for their children, one of the most important things to consider is the personality of the instructor, and how she or he would interact with young students. Well, our family had the privilege of knowing Michele Wooten and having her as a piano instructor for our three children for over 17 years. She is extremely patient and loving with her students, very organized and prepared for lessons, and a beautiful singer, songwriter, and performer as well. Not only does she make the children feel very comfortable, she is also very capable of tailoring the piano instruction to the needs of each child, and brings out the best in them so that they can fulfill their potential. She furthermore encourages students to develop their character by rewarding and acknowledging their perseverance, patience, dedication, joyfulness, and other human virtues. I would highly recommend Michele Wooten as an excellent piano teacher for your child.

Mandana Moshrefzadeh


June 23, 2011

Michele Wooten was a wonderful piano teacher for our family. Both our kids started lessons with her in 2nd grade and continued for many years until she moved out of town. The combination of theory, lab, master classes, and personalized instruction helped them progress quickly. Michele always comes prepared for her lessons and makes learning fun for her students. She provides easy to follow weekly practice sheets that enhance the students’ (and parents’) ability to stay focused on the assigned repertoire. She creates performance opportunities that give students a lot of experience with giving music back to their families and community. Michele also worked with me as an adult student. She is flexible with scheduling and tailored her instruction to suit my style, goals, and level of playing. I recommend Michele to anyone who wants a highly experienced and professional piano instructor – and one who really loves music.

David and Nancy Brady, Woodbury Minnesota

June 27, 2011

Debra, mother of Rachel:

I was very fortunate to find Michele Wooten in 2007 as she has an undeniable gift for teaching others to do what she loves so much. Michele was able to make learning the piano interesting and did a great job of keeping my daughter, Rachel, challenged and engaged as she moved up.
Michele knows how to keep her students dedicated in so many ways. Her lessons included sight reading, scales, theory, history, music pieces, and preparation for recitals. My daughter is also interested in Jazz, Rags, & Blues so Michele happily added these types of pieces to Rachel’s lesson plans. I was impressed with how much my daughter progressed with Michele’s method of teaching in just 4 years.
Rachel truly enjoyed attending class. She appreciated Michele’s patience, interest in all aspects of her life, wonderful instruction, and her passion for music. Michele encouraged Rachel to do her best. I feel that Michele passed along her love of music to my daughter and has prepared her for a lifelong of playing. I would highly recommend Michele as a piano instructor for your daughter or son.

Rachel, student:

Ms. Wooten was my wonderful piano teacher for 4 years. She inspired me to look at music differently and to continue piano even after I knew that she would be moving from Minnesota to Colorado. I thank her for everything she has taught me, especially for getting me into jazz. With Ms. Wooten’s guidance and encouragement, she helped me realize that playing the piano will be something I enjoy throughout my life.

June 12, 2011

To whom it may concern:
I am honored to recommend Michele Wooten as your future piano teacher.
I had the opportunity to get to know Michele for the past three years when my daughter took piano lessons from her. I found Michelle to be very well prepared, thorough, creative, extremely organized, patient, persistent, and reliable.
She maintains a positive relationship with students and parents alike; she fosters a strong studio-to-home connection through monthly newsletters, quarterly evaluations, group lessons, recitals, computer music software training, etc. I found her helpful and supportive of her students. Her rapport with people of all ages, especially children is natural and instinctive. My child blossomed as a piano player while in Michele’s class.
I warmly recommend Michele to you without any reservation.

Daniela Gheorghe

June 25, 2011

Michele is an outstanding music educator. She prepares custom lessons according to the abilities of each student. Michele discovers what inspires each student. When children study with her for years, the beautiful sound quality they achieve is notable. As an adult student, I needed to learn how to play in a way that would be therapeutic for my hands and not aggravate tendon pain from typing. Michele adapted music to my hands and taught me the correct hand position and movement for ease of playing.

-Elizabeth Leyva, adult student