Here's what others are saying about Stan Munslow
My 11yr. old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Stan since she was 5. We have been very happy. She was a very shy, sensitive child and I was afraid she would be turned off to music lessons if we got the wrong instructor. Stan has been so great with her. He is incredibly knowledgable with music, but also connects great with kids. His kind demeanor and supportive words of advice have helped her in all aspects of her life. His love of music is contagious and she always leaves their feeling confident and positive. Great musician - Great Person. I highly recommend Stan Munslow!
Bethany C., East Greenwich
Stan is a remarkable instructor. Our daughter is 14, and totally engaged. She's playing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. How cool is that? Stan's music instruction is not limited to reading and playing; he has an amazing wealth of knowledge and experience that makes it so interesting for the students (and for the parent that sits in on the lesson!). I can't recommend Stan highly enough.
Anita N., Coventry
Stan has been a wonderful teacher for our young boy who started at 4 and continues to this day. Stan uses a wide range of music styles and arranges them for children. This allows my son not to get bogged down, bored, or resistant to playing. We have to drive an hour for these lessons, but our son refuses to change teachers. There is the option of expanding into guitar, voice, composition, etc.
Thalia F., Providence
Stan uses his skills as an accomplished musician to not only instruct students but to instill a love of learning about music. He is able to work with each student's needs and interests to provide outstanding music education. Stan offers many different types of music lessons but it is his patience, talent and unique teaching style that set him apart from other music instructors.
Judy F., Exeter
I started taking lesson from Stan when I was 12 and I absolutely love his teaching style! It's a very personalized lesson that's centered around what you want to learn and your pace and style of learning it. I've been taking guitar and piano lessons from him for three years now, and he's very knowledgeable and experienced in both subjects and offers great advice. His recitals are very fun, a great performing experience, and an opportunity to meet his other students that share the same interests as you. He really seems to genuinely care about your progress.
Lindsey V., East Greenwich
As an educator with over 40 years of experience, I can easily tell when someone is a wonderful teacher. And Stan is certainly an outstanding instructor! He clearly and patiently explains, demonstrates, and models whatever skill is being taught. His students love him for his kind and caring personality, as well as for the wealth of musical knowledge he passes on. I learned so much from him, and looked forward to every lesson!
Peggy S., Coventry
Stan is a very positive person who really does a fantastic job teaching my son the piano. He is patient and gives confidence to my son because he is a natural with his talent to teach. I would recommend him to anyone who has an interest in learning music.
Kris S., West Greenwich
Thank you so much for the lessons leading up to my Berklee [College of Music] audition. It is unbelievable how much they helped. I took private lessons for about five years before you, and I never had such customized and helpful lessons, or such an efficient use of thirty minutes. Your ideas set me higher up as a guitarist. On Christmas Eve, I was informed that I was accepted to Berklee with a scolarship of $20,000 per year. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the opportunity. I don't know if I would have been accepted, or received the scolarship, without your help.
Julie M., Warwick
Our daughter began taking piano lessons at the age of four because we wanted her to learn how to play an instrument. She, however, had no interest in it and lessons and practicing always turned into a battle – us against her. That all changed when we moved to Coventry and she started taking lessons with Mr. Munslow. He has the ability to speak to kids on their level and is able to motivate them so they want to learn. She now enjoys taking lessons and practices without being asked to and we couldn’t be happier!
Alaka C., Coventry
I am an adult student who is also a busy professional, which means I have min time to practice.Stan has been a consistently patient teacher.He is always positive and encouraging.He is very knowledgeable.If it were not for his approach I probably would have to give up this dream of playing the piano.I would recommend him highly for adults and children as well as I was referred by one of my coworkers whose children were taught by Stan and they were very well satisfied.
Paul R., N. Kingstown
Stan is a fantastic piano instructor! His lessons are not only informative, they are fun. Stan is very encouraging, while pointing out some of my better qualities and has helped me to really appreciate music!!!
Isabella C., age 12, Cranston
My daughter is 9 and looks forward to her guitar lesson each week! Stan is a great teacher with lots of patience and my daughter enjoys learning from him!
Becky T., Coventry
Our son has tried several piano teachers but no one has managed to keep him loving practice, engaging with the art of song writing, and basically having a tremendous time. Stan's child-friendly pedagogy is what distinguishes him from other teachers-- he knows how kids like to learn.
Thalia F., Providence
I really enjoy your teaching method. You cover everything, and thoroughly! Thank you!
Laurie G., W. Warwick
What I appreciate most about Stan is his passion for music is palpable and contagious; my kids can't help but get excited too.
Kevin C., North Kingstown
I was extremely nervous to get back into music after a hiatus of 29 years! However, I have found Stan to be as patient as Methusala. He is always very positive and encouraging. He allows students to set their own pace for learning and is open to students brining in pieces of music of their own choosing. Thanks to Stan, I have achieved much more than I ever imagined I was capable of. If you have a desire to learn music Stan is definitely the teacher to choose.
Antionette S., Warwick
I've taken piano lessons with Stan Munslow for 5 years and have learned so much from it. He's a great teacher who taught me how to not only play, but to reach my full potential.
Stan's enthusiasm for the music and for teaching it are evident in each lesson.
Trish B., Cranston
My six-year-old loves it! She has been practicing all weekend without any prompting from us. It’s absolutely amazing! You truly have a gift – you talk to her and not at her and she has taken ownership of learning to play. It’s no longer something we are making her do – it’s now something she wants to do. Thank you!
Alaka C., Coventry
My son began playing guitar and taking lessons from Stan at 8 and I’m thrilled with his technical progression and deepened appreciation and love of music. Stan is the perfect teacher create structure but also keep the lessons fun.
Jim L., Providence.
With Stan, there are no sour notes.
Michael N., Coventry (age 9)
When, after 18 months of lessons, your child goes to his instrument on his own and literally surprises you with the quality of the music that he makes emanate from it, you know you're choice of instructor was the right one. If your child is interested in learning to play an instrument, and you're looking for an instructor who possesses an exceptional ability to patiently convey musical concepts to your child while guiding that child toward the achievement of his/her musical potential, you need not look any further: check out Stan Munslow.
Joe A., E. Greenwich, RI
Stan is a great teacher, and when I make a mistake, he just says the right key I should have played instead of lecturing me. He helps me along the way, and I am grateful to have him.
Maiah G., Hope (age 9)
I have been most impressed with Stan's teaching style. He is relaxed, attentive and engages my daughter in fun lessons using familiar tunes so she remains enthusiastic and passionate about learning to play the piano. He explains things in such a way that she can easily relate to, and helps her understand what she needs to do and why it's important. Maiah has been playing less than a year under Stan's guidance, and her knowledge and ability to play just in that short time span is remarkable!
Melissa G., Hope
The Stan Munslow Studio helped me grow as an artist. Beyond learning the essentials of an instrument, I learned and saw first hand the heart and soul that goes into creating. I became inspired to write music and completed my Science Fair project on music's composition, all with the help of Mr. M. He cares about what he does and loves to share that love he has for music.
Meg P., Coventry
My children love their piano and guitar lessons with Stan. The song selections, the "extras" (songwriting, improvisation, playing along with CDs), the caliber and extent of Stan's knowledge, and his gentleness and patience with my son and daughter are greatly appreciated.
Jennifer C., Smithfield
In all my years of being a musician, I have found it of paramount importance to find the right instructor. Stan is a breath of fresh air for anyone considering becoming a better musician. He teaches not only the "How" but the "Why" of music. For me the most important aspect of Stan's tutelage is that you can actually see how much Stan really enjoys what he is doing and his enthusiasm for music is infectious. I look forward to my lessons each week and this is of vital importance particularly with younger students who will lose interest if they do not enjoy their lesson. It is impossible not to enjoy music in the presence of Stan and anyone who comes and visits with Stan just once will never seek another music instructor again. Thank you Stan for your assistance in making me a better musician.
Mark Moore, Hope
Stan Munslow is a fantastic teacher that truly brings out musicality in his students.
I encourage anyone who wants to explore their musical side to work with Stan Munslow.
David Swann, Coventry
Michele Inkley, Warwick
Stan knows how to establish rapport with young children. He meets my children where they are at and makes it fun for them. It's not simply drills and rote. He helps them to feel the music more inside of themselves, which helps them to produce more meaningful music.
Marcia Liss, Ph.D., Angell Street Psychiatry
We couldn’t be happier with our decision to bring our sons to you for piano lessons. They have really blossomed and their appreciation for music has grown now that they can make music instead of just listening. Your mix of classical, jazz and modern pieces is a great way to expose them to everything. Your manner with our sons is very patient and kind. The annual recital is a very nice event. Many thumbs up.
Melissa Cohen, Coventry
Stan's enthusiasm is infectious. I am quite impressed by the range of both technical and historic knowledge presented in a single lesson. These are not ordinary lessons!
P. Jackson, Providence
Stan provides a fun-filled, engaging environment for music instruction. His wonderful, age-appropriate interaction with students allows them to really enjoy their lessons and feel confident as they learn. Highly recommended.
Rhonda Lacobucci, W. Greenwich
I'm finally out of those closet sized rooms in the back of the music store and in a real studio, studying with an experienced pro.
Steven H. Mitrione, Warwick
My girls love how you make them laugh and then quickly relate it to whatever you're teaching them. I really like that they get lots of info in such a short time and how you encourage and motivate them.
Christine S., West Greenwich
I have found Stan’s approach to instruction to be perfect for my needs. It has been a real pleasure and I’ll continue with Stan for as long as he’ll put up with me!
Charles Nault, Coventry
Stan made learning music fun. I looked forward every week going to my half hour lessons. You won't find a better teacher.
Jake Reinhart, California
In all my years of being a musician, I have found it of paramount importance to find the right instructor for you. Stan is a breath of fresh air for anyone considering becoming a better musician. He teaches not only the "How" but the "Why" of music. For me the most important aspect of Stan's tutelage is that you can actually see how m...uch Stan really enjoys what he is doing and his enthusiasim for music is infectious. I look forward to my lessons each week and this is of vital importance particularly with younger students whom will lose interest if they do not enjoy their lesson. It is impossible not to enjoy music in the presence of Stan and anyone who comes and visits with Stan just once will never seek another music instructor again. Thank you Stan for your assistance in making me a better musician.
Mark Moore, Hope, RI
Stan is a fantastic music instructor. He is wonderful with all ages. My daughter started piano lessons with Stan at age 10 and loves it so much she has also started to take guitar lessons as well. Stan keeps the lessons fun & interesting!
Holly C., Cranston