Take it from our wonderful clients and families themselves... they don't lie!
"Bellas Artes seems to hit just the right balance: challenging yet gracious. We are grateful for their teaching our son." - Nick Perrin, Professor, Wheaton Graduate School
"Thanks to Bellas Artes, our son is not only a better pianist, but also a growing composer. Their instructors challenge, encourage, and take a personal interest in their students. We value their emphasis on growth, joy and music as a gift to be shared. We enthusiastically recommend Bellas Artes." - Tom & Jennifer Spacek, Founders of The Greenhouse
"I can't say enough about Bellas Artes, as my daughter LOVES taking guitar lessons here! She had taken beginning guitar at another place in town and wasn't happy with where she was after the semester. We heard great things from several of our friends who take piano lessons at Bellas Artes, so we thought we'd give them a try. Adam, Justin and the rest of the staff are great! My daughter has learned sooo much in a short period of time, loves going to lessons and really enjoys working with Adam, her teacher. We definitely recommend Bellas Artes for music lessons...we feel like family here and wouldn't consider going anywhere else! Thank you for such a great year and summer session! Looking forward to another great year with you guys!" - Nicole DiSilvestro, owner of Le Petit Armoire
"Our experience with piano and violin instruction at Bellas Artes has been wonderful. They have mastered the art of combining an atmosphere of professionalism with a caring and nurturing environment. From our very first phone call, our family has always been treated with the highest level of respect. You can see a clear commitment at Bellas Artes that music be a part of many facets of the students’ lives; that it can be more than just something to do after school. The instructors care about their students as people who have a variety of skills and interests, and support all of their activities and achievements within and outside the studio. Bellas Artes has become an extension of our family and we are blessed with the feeling of a true partnership with them. Every effort put forth by the student will be returned by Bellas Artes hundredfold." - Lynette Wheeler
"We are now entering our fifth year with Bellas Artes School of Music and we have been thrilled with our experience. The instruction is of the highest quality and uniquely combines both a love and knowledge for the individual child with a disciplined and motivating practice program to ensure their musical progress. Our daughter truly loves her instructor and her viola. She is now at the stage where she willing practices her instrument and demonstrates a real passion for music--this didn't happen over night, but it is a testimony to her instructor that she has reached this point. We highly recommend Bellas Artes School of Music for the beginning, intermediate and advanced student." - Rachel LoCascio
Bellas Artes School of Music has been a part of our family for 5 years. It's such a joy to watch our girls grow not only in music, but in confidence and poise. The training they are receiving for performance preparations is amazing. The girls are challenged weekly with our practice expectations, but rewarded multiple times a year as they walk off the alter from performing at a concert. Everyone succeeds; everyone is proud; everyone is learning. - Laura Ulepic
"As a single mother, I have found in Justin and Victoria adults who help my daughter work for her own self-esteem. They encourage her to do her best and remain positive with constructive criticism. Audrey wants to practice and please them. I can't imagine my life without Justin and Victoria's support. They have become family to us! I watch Audrey grow and love music - I can't wait to see who she will become! Thanks, Bellas Artes!" - Kathy K.
"They taught my children not only to play music but to love learning to play music." - D. M.
"I highly recommend joining Bellas Artes. It's a family feeling with beautiful sounds." - L. U.
"They have a wonderful combination of love for children, love for music, and passion for teaching. Because they welcome the whole family into the lesson, I have been able to witness my son and daughter learn firsthand and have often found myself wishing that I could have been in this studio as a child. Lessons are full of smiles, laughter, and joyful music, which makes learning and practicing a pleasure. Most importantly, my children are growing as musicians in the truest sense, and the confidence they gain at Bellas Artes carries into school and other extra-curricular activities." - C. M.
"Their skills at bringing the best out of students in a joyful, challenging manner is manifest in their amazing performances. They are masters of their art and cannot help but share their excitement and joy that performing music brings into our world. We highly recommend Bellas Artes and look forward to many more years (and instruments) of instruction for our child." - anonymous
"The band teacher at Wheaton Academy recommended Justin at Bellas Artesfor my daughter’s piano lessons. Justin’s style of teaching is perfect for her. He makes the lessons fun and tells her real-life stories that help her remember theory and other difficult musical concepts. Justin is serious about form, technique, sight-reading, and practice. My daughter is a serious pianist with a developing skill in composing her own piano pieces. Justin is helping her develop in this area by leaps and bounds, and he motivates her to stretch to reach her potential. She is even learning to notate her own songs. Along with the regular exercises, theory, and practice on some beautiful classical piano pieces, Justin works with my daughter on some popular songs that she is interested in developing. They also have fun with improvisation which yields to some very creative music. I would highly recommend Bellas Artes." - T. C.
"My daughter absolutely loves taking piano here. The instructor does a great job connecting with her while maintaining a professional atmosphere. They are so very talented and excellent with the kids." - K. V.