See what others have said about Kathryn Leigh Music:

"My daughter Lauren looks forward to her weekly lesson with Miss Kate.  Not only has she learned to play the piano and read music but she has learned persistence and self discipline.  As a teacher, Miss Kate has a great balance of structure, discipline and encouragement.  It is heartwarming to hear my daughter playing on the piano well after her practice time and truly enjoying the learning process."

– Beth DelVecchio, Fair Haven, NJ

"In the summer of 2012 my wife and I decided to introduce our daughters to the piano. I was not sure where to start, but remembered that the couple we bought our home from had a piano in the living room, so I put a call in to them. They wholeheartedly recommended that I speak with Kate Clores. 

Knowing very little about the piano, I spent the first three months talking with Kate once a week about what to buy.  She never tired of my endless questions. Instead she provided sound advice and was genuinely as excited as I was about the purchase. Kate researched pianos and spoke with several of her contacts over that time, providing me with valuable insight to make my decision. I found her enthusiasm and knowledge to be invaluable during the search. When my wife and I finally found the piano we wanted, we knew a lot more about the instrument because of Kate and felt comfortable making the purchase. 

My two daughters have been taking lessons with Kate since last fall. Kate is committed to her music and cares about her students.  She has a pleasant personality and relates well to my kids, who enjoy Kate's company. Both of my daughters have progressed nicely and have never once complained about practicing or taking a lesson. My wife and I enjoy hearing their progress each week. 

I highly recommend Kate Clores not only as a person but as a piano instructor and confidant."

– Jeff Cruz, Rumson, NJ

"Ms. Clores has taught my three children in our home for the past two years. She is an accomplished musician and teacher. Ms. Clores is able to connect with the children and bring out their inner artist. She encourages them to practice and be their best without nagging them. Ms. Clores is able to inspire her students to excellence with encouragement. She is also very professional: always on time for lessons, quick responder to phone calls and texts, and respectful of a home environment. I highly recommend Kathyrn Leigh Music for music instruction, my children have benefited greatly from their lessons as musicians and as people."

– Shanda McManus, Fair Haven, NJ

"I learn something new at every lesson. It’s fun, I feel no pressure, and I really enjoy it. Ms. Kate is so funny."
– Gabrielle (10 yrs old)

"Ms. Kate is more than a teacher to me. She cares and is very fair.  She understands when I do not get to practice as much as I wanted to.  And Ms. Kate is very funny.”
– Sofia (15 yrs old)

"We are so fortunate and blessed to have Kate as my daughters’ piano teacher.  She is more than a teacher to my girls; we’ve unofficially adopted her into our family.  She is Kate “Kim” to us.  Kate was recommended to us by a friend who couldn’t stop raving about her.  Kate is an excellent teacher.  I tell everyone who is looking or not looking about her.  I wish I had someone like Kate when I was a girl being forced to play piano.  Maybe I would be playing at concert halls right now.  She not only teaches the techniques of playing the piano, but she goes into the theory, the story behind the piece, she brings the music to life for my girls.  Gabrielle is playing Fur Elise by Beethoven right now.  Kate explained to her Beethoven wrote this piece to a married woman he loved.  While playing the piece one day, my daughter said, “Beethoven is sure full of hormones.”

We just love Kate.  She is a beautiful, caring teacher.  We are so thankful to have found her."

– Jay Kim, Fair Haven, NJ

"Our daughter started playing around on the piano when she was only about 3. When we eventually inherited the piano a few years later, we were recommended to Kate and she matched us up with Marge. It was the perfect fit for our Sarah.  Marge is patient, knowledgeable, and extremely enthusiastic about her student’s progress.  She encourages her students every chance she gets, working with them to find music they enjoy, which makes them want to play even more.

I took music lessons for many years and never had a teacher that was as genuinely involved with their students like Marge is. We are very happy that she has inspired our daughter so greatly and are very lucky to have found her."

– Melissa and Peter Neczesny, Fair Haven, NJ

"Avery studied the basics of guitar for a few years with a different teacher, and he decided that he was ready to move on to more advanced skills.  Kate was able to match Avery up with Jared, a guitarist with a degree in jazz performance.  Avery has learned a lot of different things from Jared, from scales, to different chords, to different styles of playing guitar, and even how to read music.  Jared is a fun and entertaining teacher who is hard working and really motivated Avery to learn new things.  Jared is a supportive mentor who who spent a lot of time preparing Avery for his high school jazz band audition.  Avery loves his Wednesday night lessons with Jared and is so happy to have him as a teacher!"

– Darlene Field, Holmdel, NJ