“Great teacher!”
As a true adult beginner, I was very nervous about trying to learn how to play the piano. Dina has been fantastic at making me comfortable and is such a great teacher. I never thought I could learn to play so quickly. I highly recommend having Dina as an instructor.


“Fun and playful experience”
Our 7 year old boy is really enjoying his piano lessons. Ms. Dina creates a fun and playful experience and manages to efficiently cover a lot of theoretical & practical ground in the 30 minutes. We have had impressive results only after 6 lessons! Our 5 year old can’t wait to start his piano lessons with Ms. Dina.


“Always positive”
It had been 45 years since my last piano lesson when I first came to Dina’s studio. Always positive, she encourages when I am struggling, and challenges me with greater things when I am successful. I am loving spending time with the piano again, and I look forward to each lesson!


“Very patient”
One of the worthy decisions of my life is to have piano lessons with Dina. She is very patient with kids and very humble. Also would like to mention the interaction between the kid and the teacher is amazing, she really tries to connect very well with the kids.


“Lots of enthusiasm and patience!”
Taylor is so enthusiastic about piano thanks to Dina. She loves coming to her lesson every week and always comments on how “fast the time goes”! Taylor has progressed at a faster rate since she switched to Dina’s Piano Studio. Dina is a wonderful knowledgeable instructor with lots of enthusiasm and patience!


Dina Marinakos-Oara is a superb teacher! I enjoyed our lessons each week. Not only did I have fun learning to play the piano, but I always walked away with interesting information about composers and music history. No matter how much I might have struggled with a piece, Dina was always patient, positive, and encouraging.


“Responsive, organized, professional”
After taking lessons at three different studios and not seeing the progress we expected in our daughter’s studies nor getting an instructor that ‘clicked’, we found Dina’s Piano Studio online. From our first introduction, Dina was responsive to emails, organized and very professional. My 10 year old immediately took to her friendly and warm personality. During the lesson, Dina is challenging, but positive. She uses the 30 minute lesson completely and does not waste time. My daughter is excited about playing and practicing the piano once again thanks to Dina!


“Structures each lesson to the needs of the child”
Mrs. Dina is a wonderful teacher. She is able to connect with students and structures each lesson to the needs of each child. She has great patience and teaches children not only to play the piano but to love and appreciate it. Dina is a blessing as a piano teacher. My girls have learned so much and look forward to their lesson with her each week.


“Very friendly”
Mrs. Dina is a wonderful piano teacher. She is very friendly. My 6 year old son loves to go to her piano class. She knows how to work with kids. Thanks to Mrs. Dina.


“Calm, gentle manner”
Hi Dina. I want to take this time to thank you for the incredible piano lessons you’ve been doing with Akshath. Your calm, gentle manner and your patience are wonderful gifts. These attributes are what make you a great teacher. Once again, thank-you for sharing your talent with Akshath.


“Super sweet”
I was searching for a good piano instructor for my 6 yrs old for a year. Then I came to know about Dina’s studio.[…] She is super super sweet with kids. My daughter loves her and her teaching ways and does not want to leave her. I think she is the perfect piano teacher for school age kids one can ever find! I recommended three of my friends and they also like Dina!


Miss Dina is fun and comes up with good ideas for learning the staff, the notes, and how to read notes. I liked having Miss Dina as a teacher because she encouraged me to play for my school’s talent show. She also let me go out of order in my lesson book so I could play the songs that I wanted first.

Beth Ann