REVIEWS | The Tinturin Music Studio


Glenn Tinturin is an outstanding artist and teacher.  I highly recommend him.  I began playing the classical guitar over fifty years ago.  Except for less than a year of formal instruction during the first year, I am self-taught.  For several years, I performed at restaurants, clubs and ski resorts in California, Colorado and Utah, and occasionally on Public Television.  Thirty years ago my profession (philosophy professor) obliged me to set the guitar aside.  Five years ago, in retirement I resumed work with the guitar. For two years, from 2013 to 2015, I took lessons from Glenn Tinturin.  His acute ear and eye spotted errors and bad habits that I should have corrected decades ago.  From these lessons, I collected dozens of pages of "repertory notes" and adopted a practice routine that has enormously improved my technique and interpretation. Glenn is a patient and tactful teacher.  I confess that after many years of successful performance experience, I was inclined to overlook my many limitations.  Glenn Tinturin gently led me to an appropriate level of humility and critical self-awareness required if I were to make significant progress. An hour of guitar instruction with Glenn Tinturin is an hour well-spent.  So too a month, or a year, or (as in my case) two years. Ernest Partridge, Ph.D

Glenn is an incredible instructor and mentor. He exudes passion and knowledge for both music and teaching.  His ability to teach so many genres of guitar makes him an amazing resource to both experienced and new guitarists alike . He is patient, kind, and has a knack for motivating you to see your musical goals to fruition. He has provided me with an extraordinary musical education and instilled a passion I will take with me forever.
David Fainberg

I find myself constantly referring to the methods of technique and phrasing that you taught me, and I feel so blessed that I had such an incredible teacher like you to build my foundation.
Vicky Hagel
I have been studying with Noëlle Tinturin for ten years and I am pleased to recommend such a wonderful piano teacher. Her teaching skills are great for any age or level on the piano. She has taught me everything I know about the piano and has been exceptionally generous in scholarship opportunities. Noëlle is great with connections and goes the extra mile to have the community support her students. I am happy to call her my piano teacher!
Alyssa Spooner
We feel very fortunate that our daughters were able to study at the Tinturin Music Studio. The Tinturins exemplify the best in music instruction and the highest form of professionalism. They are a rare find in any community.
Lynda Dest
Noëlle Tinturin is one of the most gifted artists I have ever met. I studied with her from young childhood to college. She gave me the foundation I needed to pursue a career in music with competitions, master class opportunities, and lots of performance. I feel blessed to have been taught by such a wonderful musician that holds such an incredible legacy to share. I have looked to Noëlle not only as a teacher, but with the relationship we built, like a part of my family. Thank you Noëlle
Vicky Hagel
The lessons with Noëlle Tinturin have been far more beneficial than anything I have learned at school or on my own. She has given me a voice and I can now speak my thoughts through the beauty of music.
Alyssa Spooner
Thank you for all you have done for our daughter. We appreciate your high standards and positive influence you have had on her. We are so impressed with your teaching. Thanks for being the best!
The Mitchells // General Manager
The Tinturins are a mountain treasure. It would be hard to find a finer music education for my children anywhere.
Alice Jung
Thank you, thank you [Noëlle], for such an inspiring afternoon of music. Your technical skills are overwhelming, yet what impressed me most was the way you made the piano soar to heights and swoop to moments of soft tenderness. I truly enjoyed every piece you selected. Needless to say, I left the church that day filled with the joy and appreciation of fine music. You are truly an inspiration!
Ron Wogen
Ms. Noelle is a great teacher! She challenges and encourages us to improve our skills. We like the variety of music she teaches.
Cece and Sophie Wong