"If you want the best piano teacher I would recommend Valery Goldes to everyone that wants to learn playing the piano, beginner or advance. After my 12 year old took Piano lessons with different teachers and was discouraged by their ways of teaching she wanted to quit playing the piano. After my wife and I decided to give it another chance and find her another teacher in NY. We asked Valery if he can give my kid a few lessons. It was a different experience. My kid became more enthusiastic about playing the piano. I think Valery gave her the motivation and the foundation for playing the piano. We are wishing Valery the best in LA. Neuman family."
"Valery is one of a kind piano teacher and I can't say enough how lucky we are to have found him.
Our son David is 6 year old. He is doing a number of different activities and it isn't at all easy to get him to focus during an hour.
Valery is so gentle and conveys so much peace that he manages to have David's undivided attention and focus during a full hour.
Our son actually asks for more and looks forward to the next class. He is making tremendous progress and Valery helps David develop his gift for music.
Valery's life is music and he is fully dedicated to sharing his passion. He is totally driven and hard working to achieve his goals and applies the same determination to see his students succeed.
While he was a prodigy child playing with a Philharmonic at age 13, Valery is very humble and discreet,
We have been so thrilled with the classes that both my wife and I decided to start learning with Valery too.
The pace is pretty fast and Valery challenges me at every class to push my limits and progress significantly every time.
We are blessed Valery touched our lives. We can only healthfully recommend him as a great music teacher and human being."
"Val- Thank you for always inspiring my daughter to stay motivated and work hard on her piano regiment. She often walks out of lessons feeling good bc she gets the adequate amt of reinforcement from you. I am not always patient w/ her so you add a good balance"
"Val is very good with kids and is very patient and kind. After only one month my 8 year old is excelling and my 7 year old is continually getting better. Below is what they have to say about him.
"Val is a very good teacher because he helps us rise to the top" - 7 year old.
"He helps us with the notes and different fingering so we can learn how to play piano better." - 8 year old."
"Valery is an amazing piano teacher and a wonderful person. We have an upright piano at home and my 3 year old would always move his fingers on the keys and I wanted to try out piano lessons although I wasn’t sure at the beginning since he is so young. I’m so glad I found the right piano teacher for him. I came to Val’s studio in Hollywood and my son instead of being extremely shy was so excited to try out the instrument. In just several minutes Val has shown him so much that I wouldn’t think my boy would understand but he did and surprisingly he was so focused that I couldn’t even believe my eyes!
I did some research on other piano locations and music schools but then I found “Piano lessons with Valery Goldes” and I went on his website and saw so many amazing performances and achievements not to mention that he studied at Juilliard in New York, I knew I had to try him out.
Thank you so much Valery for bringing so much joy to my little one! Sorry for the long review, I had to!"