I have taken lessons from other instructors and/or friends over the years, and have not learned nearly as much as the (just under) two years under Phil. Phil tailors the lessons to suit my overall needs and also keeps the lessons structured in a way that builds upon previous lessons. He mixes the “mandatory repetitive scales” in with songs and other exercises that helps a person get over the “wall” of learning. The environment Phil provides in excellent and allows you to focus on the lessons without distraction. Clean and friendly.