"Carter has been instrumental in my son's growth and development as a musician and clarinetist. He has worked with my son over six years and has displayed patience, exceptional teaching ability and coaching, and clear talent as a musician. Due to Carter's support and teaching over the years, my son has realized tremendous success. He has been First Chair in his Wind Ensemble group at school, a member of the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, and a member of the California All-State Music Ensemble. I strongly believe that, without Carter, these accomplishments would have not been possible!"
"Before beginning lessons with Carter, playing clarinet was something that I dreaded to do to say the least. Once I started lessons I experienced exponential growth in my playing abilities and began to enjoy the instrument. Fast forward 6 years, because of the help of Carter, I have the opportunity to perform in prestigious youth groups, and have experiences that I wouldn't have had otherwise. Because of my lessons I have developed a love for playing clarinet and music that I wouldn't have had without Carter."
-Matthew (Student) 6 years
"My daughter started flute lessons with Carter 4 years ago, and it has been an immensely positive experience. Carter is very knowledgeable and professional. He strikes exactly the right balance between encouraging my daughter and challenging her. As a consequence, she has gone from a beginner to a very proficient player in a children's orchestra. Carter also helps his students to enlarge their musical activity by giving concerts, joining ensemble groups and listening to other musicians. I would highly recommend him as a teacher to either beginners or more advanced players."
"I've been learning for about 6 weeks now and could not ask for more. Excellent teacher helping me reach the goals I have as fast I can yet always with excellence and integrity to the pride of the instrument. Awesome."
- Peter (Student)
"Carter is an excellent instructor!
Carter takes the extra time to explain difficult material to our 12-year-old daughter, listens to her learning priorities and also takes parent feedback into account.
We really appreciate his support! Our daughter was able to make concert band for next year, due in part to his coaching"
- Dana (Parent)
"Carter is patient and kind, and immediately helpful - just what a beginning sax student would hope for!"
"Excellent help with the basics I needed as a beginner. Definitely looking forward to the next lesson!"
- Jerry (Student)
"I received very useful instruction in a manner that will suit me well. With this first lesson I experienced some internet connection problems, but this will be easily improved. I'm pleased."