WHAT PARENTS & STUDENTS SAY ABOUT DR. JOE
He is very patient, warm and firm if needed.
Dr. Joe is an outstanding piano teacher who works well with children. He is very patient, warm and firm if needed. His passion for music and teaching is apparent through his lessons. His professionalism is impeccable. Most importantly, Dr. Joe tailors his teaching approach to the individual child based on their interests and abilities. Both my kids have been studying with him for several years and have made tremendous progress.
Dr. Joe is a gifted music educator.
Dr. Joe is a gifted music educator. With his firm but warm-hearted style, he is teaching my daughter both sound piano/music theory and encouraging her to listen to her own “inner” musician. Her improvement in only 18 months has been fantastic and she now practices without prompting from me!
East Windsor, NJ
Dr. Joe has a special ability to gently push the student to their full potential while keeping the lessons fun.
My son has been a student of Dr. Joe's for over seven years. Prior to studying with him, he had studied piano with several other teachers and his learning was a struggle, slow and uninspired. We were amazed to see his quick progress once he was under Dr. Joe's guidance. My son absolutely flourished!! Dr. Joe is not only a masterful, refined and accomplished musician, but just as important and a surprisingly difficult combination to find, he is also a gifted teacher! My son’s love of the piano, his understanding of music theory, his ability to intelligently compose music, his confidence to explore new styles of music, his ability to improvise - these things all thrived with Dr. Joe's expert and caring guidance. Dr. Joe has a special ability to gently push the student to their full potential while keeping the lessons fun. After years as Dr. Joe's student, we moved to the Northeast and began taking on-line piano lessons from him. We have done this for four years now, and I can say it's been a great success! My son has even performed in remote recitals with Dr. Joe's encouragement and the use of technology! Dr. Joe prepared my son for his AP music theory exam, which my son passed as the only high school freshman in our district! It's an incredible accomplishment! We are so grateful to have Dr. Joe as our son's piano teacher.
Fair Haven, NJ
Dr. Joe is a truly inspirational piano teacher...
Dr. Joe is a truly inspirational piano teacher, who has taught my daughter not only to love playing the instrument but to appreciate music. He has been encouraging and supportive, and has sparked in her a life-long pleasure.
We were surprised and happy to find that he was offering on-line lessons.
Our daughter has taken piano lessons from Dr. Joe for nearly seven years and her growth has been phenomenal! When we left Coral Springs for St. Augustine, we thought we'd lost this wonderful piano teacher. But, we were very surprised and happy to find he was offering on-line lessons. Now, it's as if we've never left and our daughter is still enjoying the benefits of this very gifted mentor!
St. Augustine, FL
He tailors the lessons to the students’ abilities and learning styles...
Dr. Joe is an amazing and gifted teacher and mentor who is nurturing, caring and patient with his students. He shares his immense love of piano, joy of performing and vast technical knowledge with his students. He tailors the lessons to the students’ abilities and learning styles while considering their personalities and individual tastes in music, all the while encouraging them to do their best. Dr. Joe provides a comprehensive piano study that includes music theory, ear training, playing expressively, and bringing out the “it factor” that allows each student to become the best musician they can be. Dr. Joe sets the standards very high but helps his students to achieve and surpass them. Dr. Joe has taken our daughter’s piano playing to the next level. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great experienced teacher and mentor.
Dr. Line has taught my children how to learn with discipline and desire.
Dr. Joe has been an incredible piano teacher to my children for about 10 years collectively. He is not only their piano teacher, he has become a part of their character and foundation for their future passions they might take on in their lives. Dr. Line has taught my children how to learn with discipline and desire.
...he has been so encouraging and patient...
We are truly fortunate to have Dr. Joe teach our 11-year-old son piano. Not only has he learned to play the piano, but he has grown to love music and feel good about himself and what he is doing. What’s more, I don’t have to ask him to practice. Dr. Joe is an amazing gifted musician and teacher. Because he has been so encouraging and patient, my son cannot wait for his next lesson.
Dr. Joe has been a wonderful teacher to all five members of our family
Dr. Joe has been a wonderful teacher to all five members of our family – children and adults – for over ten years now. His methodology not only builds sound fundamentals, but also conveys the joy of playing and interpreting music.
Princeton Junction, NJ
...gentle, supportive, and enthusiastic approach...
Our son looks forward each week to his lesson with 'Dr. Joe.' This is no doubt because of his gentle, supportive, and enthusiastic approach. As a parent and professional pianist, I am very pleased with the comprehensive material he manages to present successfully in each lesson, even with a young child.
University Piano Faculty Member
I have found his practice techniques to be very helpful...
I am an adult student who has been taking piano lessons with Joseph Line for over 3 years. I have found his practice techniques to be very helpful (and immensely more productive than how I was taught as a child) and he has made learning to play piano again very exciting and enjoyable. He is a very patient teacher and his love of piano passes on to his students. I recommend him highly to anyone (both young and old) who is considering taking piano lessons.
He develops a connection with each student...
Dr. Joe teaches all three of our boys and we are very happy about how much they have learned. He develops a connection with each student and is able to tailor his teaching method to their individual learning styles. I have also taken lessons with Joe for eight years and my piano playing has greatly improved. I’ve had a number of other teachers, and he is clearly the best.
West Windsor, NJ