My sons, ages 9 and 11, began taking lessons with Mrs. Sharon Bratton in September of 2017. Sharon’s love of piano was evident from the start. Through Sharon, both boys have been able to greatly expand upon their previous knowledge and gain a greater understanding of rhythm, timing, and overall musicality. She takes extra time and directs focus where needed. My boys are not receiving “cookie-cutter” lessons. I have sat in during my boys’ sessions with Sharon, and I truly believe they are learning according to their needs and in a way that will serve them long-term. This also is evident in the way they have been taught to practice. At home in between lessons, they no longer are merely playing a song from beginning to end; now, they are taking the song apart, measure by measure, and mastering it as intended until moving on to the next part. Sharon also has provided the boys with the opportunity to express themselves and their interests. They have been invited and encouraged to learn the songs they enjoy. An additional plus is Sharon’s flexibility. My boys, like most kids today, are involved in multiple activities, and it can be hard to fit in everything. Sharon has been extremely accommodating and has allowed us to reschedule when needed so that the boys do not have to miss out on lessons. Sharon is talented, kind, knowledgeable, motivational, fair, accommodating, and genuine, and we couldn’t be happier to have her in our lives.
-Jodi Vollero, April 2, 2018