See what our customers are saying about McCarthy Music!
5 / 5 stars
Awesome Piano Teacher Nikiya is an awesome piano teacher. She is patient with my son and understands how he learns. He has grown tremendously in just a few lessons. :)
- Vernicia Washington
  (Decatur )
Review of Nikiya E on 11/19/2019

5 / 5 stars
Perfect Fit It has been hard to find the right fit for my daughter. She is very talented and loves to sing and write songs. While she understands the need for classical learning, it’s not her favorite style. Nikiya has found a way to blend it all together! She loves piano lessons now and looks forward to her classes. I have already seen growth in her since starting in late August! Nikiya is exceptional and very skilled and talented in what she does! Thank you for igniting a new fire in our daughter for her love of playing and singing!!
- Jamallia
  (Swansboro )
Review of Nikiya E on 11/14/2019

5 / 5 stars
Detail oriented Makes sure my girl is doing the right thing. Not gloss over it.
- Gee
  (Brooklyn Park)
Review of Marc Yu on 10/27/2019

5 / 5 stars
Very attentive to the need of her student! Graceful!
- Peggy
  (Fort Lauderdale )
Review of Nikiya E on 10/25/2019

5 / 5 stars
Ruth and McCarthy, a wonderful combination I've been taking lessons with Ruth for the past few months and it's been a great experience. I've previously tried a combination of self-study, piano apps, and a live instructor. The McCarthy platform brings together the best combination of a live instructor with a technology platform that keeps you motivated to practice and improve.

Ruth has been a great instructor. She is super patient, flexible, and gives me great pointers to improve. I have made significant progress over the past few months, much more so than the previous methods I've tried. Most importantly, I very much look forward to Ruth's lessons and know that she will keep me motivated and excited about playing piano!
- Josh
Review of Ruth Regan on 10/22/2019

5 / 5 stars
Fantastic Teacher Two words Describing Kevin Maddox. Fantastic teacher!
- David Treadway
Review of Kevin Maddox on 10/20/2019

5 / 5 stars
Great lesson from Melissa Melissa is a great teacher and in my first trial class I enjoyed a lot taking lessons from her too. I would surly like to take lessons from her in future .
- Soumi Dutta
Review of Melissa Juarez on 10/20/2019

5 / 5 stars
Piano Lessons Kevin is very nice and patient with my son.
- Heather Rankin
  (Litchfield )
Review of Kevin Maddox on 10/15/2019

5 / 5 stars
Great First Lesson! My son was nervous but she made him feel very comfortable. I really think he is going to learn a lot from Melissa. We are excited to see what he is going to learn. Also, we had some trouble getting connected and someone from McCarthy called and helped us! Great First Lesson!
- Lisa, Nik's mom
  (Iowa Falls)
Review of Melissa Juarez on 10/8/2019

5 / 5 stars
Nikiya is phenomenal!!! Nikiya is the bomb.com. She made me feel comfortable from the start and she properly assessed where I was. I wasn’t a complete beginner, so Nikiya takes the time to really see where I am and she continue to assess if I need to be challenged more. Nikiya is super patient and she explains things in a way that brings everything together. I had some really bad habits to overcome since I tried to play the wrong way, but Nikiya gave me exercises that broke me out of those bad habits and helped me to develop muscle memory. Nikiya works with you at your speed. She challenges me to want to practice more and I look forward to every lesson. She is very professional, yet she makes you feel like one of your friends is teaching you how to play. Her notes and practice assignments are clear, and I sincerely feel like I’m learning super fast. Nikiya is also responsive and open to questions, and she is always looking for ways to challenge me WHERE I AM. That is super important because I’m not wasting time with learning stuff that will discourage me. if you’re serious about learning and you need someone to meet you where you are, I highly recommend Nikiya!
- Makina Dasent
  (Los Angeles)
Review of Nikiya E on 9/28/2019

5 / 5 stars
"She's awesome!" Nikiya is able to find the perfect balance between challenging and stretching my daughter while at the same time encouraging her and building her up.

Nikiya's people skills match her superior musical skills, which has taken my daughter from no musical experience to playing songs we recognize in an extraordinarily short time. In my daughter's words, "She's awesome!"
- Chad V.
Review of Nikiya E on 8/12/2019

5 / 5 stars
Melissa is great for all skill levels I would say I am at an intermediate level on the piano and it is more difficult to find a good teacher to take me to the next level. Thankfully, I found Melissa. She has helped me more in the last 2 months than I have been able to doing it on my own in the last 2 years! She pays special attention to the fundamentals which are the building blocks for all songs. She is very patient and encouraging. I really look forward to my weekly 45 minute lesson. I learn so much every week! I would highly recommend Melissa for anyone wanting to learn to play the piano at any level!
- John E. Baker
Review of Melissa Juarez on 8/2/2019

5 / 5 stars
Patient and flexible My daughter is a rookie and never seem to be able to play with both hands at once. She gives her more time to practice and will let you know when she is not available way ahead of time.
- G.
Review of Melissa Juarez on 6/20/2019

5 / 5 stars
Wonderful instructor Within my first lesson, after a few questions about my musical background ( or lack thereof), we were off and running. Sara is engaging and makes each lesson a joy. I make progress because she encourages me. I believe I’ll stick with it largely due to her teaching methods.
- Elizabeth Ross
  (Woodland Hills )
Review of Sara Vogeler on 6/20/2019

5 / 5 stars
EXCELLENT INSTRUCTOR I’ve been taking lessons with Melissa for almost 6 months. I’m very impressed with her ability to share her years of knowledge. She is a joy to work with. She always makes sure you understand each lesson. She gives you plenty to work on each week being careful to challenge you without giving you too much to accomplish. Melissa’s personality and ability makes her well suited to teach adults and children. If you’re considering using this format you need to look no further than Melissa for an instructor.
- Bess Griffith
Review of Melissa Juarez on 6/12/2019

5 / 5 stars
Sara is amazing!!!! I have had lessons now with Sara and I just can't wait to practice and see her next time!!! She is such a wonderful person and such a great teacher!!! She is very encouraging and I feel so comfortable with her. I am excited that I have chosen to learn to play piano with her!!!! 😀😀
- Tammie Tucker
Review of Sara Vogeler on 6/10/2019

4 / 5 stars
This is the 4th place we’ve taken lessons, and the first place online. My son is 8 and he really enjoys these online lessons and the accompanying software.
He has said that he likes the immediate feedback the software provides during practice, because he wasn’t always sure if he playing things correctly.

Also music studios are always running late and giving us less than 30 minutes, here we always get the full 30.
- Mike
  (West Chester)
Review of Ruth Regan on 5/17/2019

5 / 5 stars
Nikiya review Nikiya is a great music teacher. she pushes you to succeed and challenge yourself. She is the kind of instructor I need.
Review of Nikiya E on 5/6/2019

5 / 5 stars
Best of the best Melissa shows grace and poise while explaining the steps to becoming an accomplished pianist. My piano skills are developing nicely and as a vocalist it is helping me hone my skills. She is patient, kind, and clear. You will benefit from her approach to teaching. We love Melissa!
- Dorsey’s
  (St Charles )
Review of Melissa Juarez on 4/23/2019

5 / 5 stars
Melissa is fantastic! Melissa is a really great teacher. She pays attention to the small details and makes sure to instill proper method in her lessons. I was skeptical at first thinking that virtual lessons would be missing the personal touch. However, Melissa is so sweet, attentive and thoughtful with her lesson plan, that it feels like she is sitting right next to our son during his lesson.
- Rachel Zelkina Rabaev
  (River Vale)
Review of Melissa Juarez on 4/8/2019

5 / 5 stars
I especially enjoyed the lesson this morning I do plan on scheduling another for next week.

Sara’s teaching style was on point with what I was looking for as to online training. I might consider getting a new microphone to connect and a secondary camera so she can see my fingers. I do feel confident in going forward knowing the software has practice pages. This is an easy software to learn and I will recommend to others.
- Jessica
Review of Sara Vogeler on 3/21/2019

5 / 5 stars
Wonderful teacher Melissa is a wonderful teacher. She is cheerful, kind, and always appreciative of my efforts, which is very encouraging. She has a plan for each lesson and makes use of the time very efficiently. She can quickly identify areas I am struggling with and provides tips and tools to work on them. I appreciate the fact that she allows me to progress at my own speed. I am enjoying my classes with her and excited about continuing to learn from Melissa through McCarthy Music.
- Christa
Review of Melissa Juarez on 3/8/2019

5 / 5 stars
Perfect. When our piano teacher moved, I knew it would be difficult to find a replacement as we live in a somewhat rural area. Being able to continue my daughter's lessons through an online option has proven to be a perfect fit. It is very convenient to our schedule (not having to drive a kid to yet another activity) but even better is the instruction. Ruth has been excellent at teaching with great knowledge and patience. My daughter is learning from the books she was previously using, as Ruth is familiar with them. And Ruth doesn't let her cruise through songs - she makes sure my daughter understands the theory. It's been a great transition and my daughter can continue to enjoy learning and playing. I'm extremely happy and the customer service has been outstanding!
- Lindy
Review of Ruth Regan on 3/8/2019

5 / 5 stars
So far, very impressed! We were happy to find Ryan and McCarthy Piano when my son's piano teacher in our rural town retired. Jackson (10 years old) has enjoyed each lesson with Ryan and looks forward to the next one. Ryan seems very knowledgeable and patient. The app works great and Jackson has been practicing regularly. Also, the customer support from McCarthy has been amazing from the very beginning!
- Karen Barr
  (Nebraska City)
Review of Ryan Lawless on 3/5/2019

5 / 5 stars
1st lesson Amazing teacher I am looking forward to her continued work with my daughter Ava
- Marlon Tropeano
Review of Nikiya E on 3/2/2019

5 / 5 stars
Awesome teacher Melissa is an awesome teacher. She knows what she is doing. She took the time to figure out what I knew and what I didn't know. She has a plan for every lesson and sticks to it without wasting valuable time. She is very patient and very positive. Sometimes if feel bad because I keep messing up, but she is very understanding and keeps me on track.
- Monty
Review of Melissa Juarez on 2/26/2019

5 / 5 stars
Phenomenal Instructor and Platform Our less was phenomenal .My child enjoyed the one on one and do look forward to continuing lessons with Aviva. While on a visit with my child’s Neurologist today he asked of my child’s hobbies .My child’s Neurologist stated that McCarthy Music Platform is the better fit for my child .The Neurologist confirmed that McCarthy Music Platform is therapeutic and helps in stimulating the brain in those with sensory issues such as my child .
- Bridget Jackson
  (Phenix City)
Review of Aviva Aranovich on 2/11/2019

5 / 5 stars
An amazing, and surprising experience I am incredibly surprised by how great the online instruction experience has been. NIkiya has been incredible in figuring out my daughter's weaknesses and strengths and working to build and improve her skills. I am really looking forward to seeing her improve and grow in her piano knowledge and abilities. The convenience of the online schedule is perfect for our family. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a way to learn to play or improve their skills.
- Fernanda
Review of Nikiya E on 2/9/2019

5 / 5 stars
Great teacher Ryan is a truly excellent piano teacher. He is patient, knowledgeable, and makes the lessons a pleasure. He is also a great pianist and demonstrates on the keyboard how the pieces should be played.
I also love the McCarthy website. The technology is state of the art and not having to drive to and from a lesson is great. Kevin McCarthy is also extraordinarily responsive and answers any and all questions.
- Ken
Review of Ryan Lawless on 1/28/2019

5 / 5 stars
Amy and Madison Goda Madison just started with Sara and she has fallen in love with Piano!! Sara is easy to learn from and is very sweet!! Madison was playing a song with chords after her first 30 minutes. I would highly recommend Sara and Mcarthy music for piano lessons. So nice to be able to do it from home and the company support has been amazing.

- Amy
Review of Sara Vogeler on 1/22/2019

5 / 5 stars
I highly recommend McCarthy Music and Kevin I was so amazed by Kevin and his ability to connect with my son Supreme on his level. It was simply amazing to sit in on a virtual lesson and watch his ability to listen to something Supreme had composed and then be able to turn it around and make it a teachable moment. He explained to him Importance of knowing how to not only read music but learn how to write it as well. Just from the two lessons I am convinced I will probably never do the conventional way of taking piano lessons again. The level of professionalism both Kevin and Melissa displayed has been phenomenal, I am so satisfied and could not ask for anything more.This is hands down the most cost effective, convenient, fun and did I mention convenient way for my son to take lessons. I pride myself on making sure my children have the best and McCarthy music has made it possible for me to bring the best teachers from all over the world into my home, and I don’t even have to leave to do it.
- Supreme
Review of Kevin Maddox on 1/18/2019

5 / 5 stars
Great Piano Teacher I just had our first lesson with Mellissa for my daughter and we did have a great experience. We are looking forward to our next lesson and my daughter is very excited about it.
- Sezay
Review of Melissa Juarez on 1/15/2019

5 / 5 stars
Amazing! Melissa was amazing with my daughter! She was so patient and kind and my daughter is usually shy amd has a hard time talking with strangers. She can not wait until her next lesson! Kevin was so helpful in getting us set up and going! We look forward to being long time customers. We are so pleased!!!
- Katti
Review of Melissa Juarez on 1/10/2019

5 / 5 stars
Great Teacher! I have had 2 lessons with Melissa so far, and I have already learned so much! She is patient and helpful, listens to my needs and challenges me to improve. Definitely recommend!
- Jennifer
Review of Melissa Juarez on 12/17/2018

5 / 5 stars
Patient and personable! Joel was reassuring and patient with my first online piano lesson. He walked me through everything and made it seem like it was like being there. It really makes a difference to have a good teacher like him when doing online lessons.
- Linda
Review of Joel Brandon on 11/30/2018

5 / 5 stars
Love my lessons with Melissa This is such a great set up and I don't have to leave home. Melissa is a great teacher and very personable.
- Lois
Review of Melissa Juarez on 11/17/2018

5 / 5 stars
Great way of learning and a great deal! I just signed up for my first lesson. The process was extremely easy. I’m looking forward to learning this way.
Update: I just had my first lesson and it went better than I could have hoped for. It was like I was right there with my instructor.
I didn’t have any issues with the technology and I think I’m off to a great start.
He and I agreed on a time for next week.
If you are reading these reviews on FB don’t wait another second.
Great way of learning and a great deal! Get signed up folks.

I feel like I’m improving so much. I love this.
- Luke
Review of Kevin Maddox on 11/16/2018

5 / 5 stars
These lessons are amazing! My son Louie's lessons with Ruth have been amazing. I can't speak highly enough of how much I love the online lesson platform that McCarthy Music offers! This is truly revolutionary and I don't know why everybody else isn't doing this! I'm so glad I found out about McCarthy music! The company's customer service is also amazing.
- pursuing my dreams
Review of Ruth Regan on 11/13/2018

5 / 5 stars
Very Happy with Melissa and McCarthy Music! The lessons have been great, my daughter really likes Melissa. Thanks so much, and I've already told my sister, she's thinking about it for her daughter.
- Havala
Review of Melissa Juarez on 11/12/2018

5 / 5 stars
If you want to learn piano... Sara is your woman. She is able to teach to whatever level you may be at and scale the level of the lessons to meet you where you are very quickly. Whether you're brand new, someone who used to play and is coming back or someone who knows music but doesn't have much experience with piano, Sara can make the lessons work for you.

I am in my 30s, participated in band, orchestra and choir through college but never formally picked up the piano. Therefore I already know how to read music for the most part, know some theory, and can dablle through simple things already on the piano. Sara has been great making sure that I am challenged while still ensuring that I get the basic fundamentals down that I've never been trained on before.

I would highly recommend Sara to anyone who is considering starting lessons at whatever level you are at!
- anonymous
Review of Sara Vogeler on 10/12/2018

5 / 5 stars
Fabulous Teacher!! We connected with Thomas for my 9 year old son who is a beginner. Thomas is creative, patient, and caters the lesson to Fynn's interest in composing. I really appreciate the way Thomas teaches; his lessons are age appropriate and do not feel like standard, boring lessons. He is punctual and professional as well. We have had a GREAT experience with McCarthy Piano; this business exceeded our expectations with individualized attention to the learning curve using the app, super friendly service, and kind personal interactions. We highly recommend this teacher and this business!
- fynnius
Review of Thomas Kresge on 10/8/2018

5 / 5 stars
I'm hooked I had the best instruction of my life. Joel was amazing and enjoys music that aligns with my interests. He’s a natural teacher and he really took time to teach me things that only a teacher (vs. recorded) could do.

I was nervous and left elated. I’m so grateful I found your Technology.

I’m hooked. Thank you.
- Robby
Review of Joel Brandon on 10/4/2018

5 / 5 stars
Ryan is great! I've been taking lessons with Ryan for some time now and I can say that from the very first lesson I was hooked! Not only is the app so easy to interact with, but it allows Ryan to see what notes I'm playing and give me direction face to face via video.

He's been patient and encouraging throughout my first few very beginner lessons which gave me the confidence to want to move forward with him. He is very intuitive into how I like to learn and is very knowledgeable about music theory in general.

I'm not afraid to mess up in front of Ryan and I know I can always lean on him to correct me and challenge me to be better with each lesson we have.

I love being able to pull up our video lessons and songs that we discussed throughout the lesson so that I can practice them on my own between sessions. The app has a 'learn' mode that points out any wrong notes played which is fantastic. The instant feedback is super helpful for me.

I also want to point out that the customer support is incredible!
- edita.mah
Review of Ryan Lawless on 10/3/2018