My 11 year old son started working with Kia in January, shortly after receiving his first guitar for Christmas. Kia was referred to us by a neighbor on the Next Door App- and they were spot on in their rave reviews. He is an incredibly gifted musician with a gift for teaching. He is teaching my son at a pace that is perfect for his learning style, and I am always thrilled to overhear instruction that is both positive/supportive but also pushes my son to take each effort to the next level. His encouragement is gentle and respectful, never stressful. My son loves his lessons and we look forward to many years to come with this amazing teacher.