Read the article in Valley Life about Ms. Schmeizl's daughter and student, Jacqueline, performing at Carnegie Hall.

Piano Academy of Simsbury"About 3 years ago, my 8 year old daughter was struggling with her then piano teacher because she could not agree with her teacher’s teaching style and lack of performing opportunities except for one recital a year. Our friends suggested that we should explore piano lessons with Mrs. Schmeizl because her piano teaching was full of life and she would promote her students in various performance opportunities. I took my daughter to meet Mrs. Schmeizl and my daughter told me right away that she would go forward with Mrs. Schmeizl. What a great decision we made!"
          -- Jenny Liu

"It is with great enthusiasm that we are able to tell you about our beloved musical adventures with Houry Schmeizl. We first met Houry in the summer of 2008, she was recommended by an excellent violin teacher, so we had every expectation that Houry would be a solid teacher technically. What we did not expect and were quite taken with is her artistic talent, enthusiasm for and joy in her profession, organization, flexibility, quality discipline, respect for her studio families and the deep love for each and every one of her 25+ students. 

"So what are these musical adventures? From engaging and delightful lessons, fabulously professional concerts and educational and fun group lessons to the rigor and joy of preparing and performing the annual guild repertoire, Houry guides each of her students to a new level, mastery and love of music to the surprise and delight of themselves and their families."
          -- Steve and Marisa Creaghan

Crescendo International Music Competition"I always think it's our great luck to have Ms. Schmeizl as my daughter's piano teacher. My daughter won many awards which include: 1st place in Crescendo International Music Competition, several times 2nd place trophy winner in MMTA Bay State competition, and the privilege to perform at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln center, New York City as winner of international music competitions. Most importantly, she did these with ease and fun. She enjoys music, enjoys playing piano, improvisation, and composing her own music. This is why Ms. Schmeizl is different from many other piano teachers - she inspires students rather than pushing them, and she wants her students to have fun and love music."
          -- Shihua Wang

"Houry’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching is second to nobody and I am deeply touched! I truly appreciate all the extra time/effort Houry spends outside lesson time to find the right piece for each student. It's amazing that Houry knows each of her students so well and can finds “the” perfect pieces, and makes them to shine! A best teacher has the ability to discover and bring out the best of each student!"
          -- Tao Gong

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Houry Schmeizl for over five years. She has been involved in NEPTA for the past eight years, serving five years on the intermediate recital committees. Houry served as Board Member, and Executive Secretary of the New England Piano Teachers’ Association the past three years. Her positive, strong energy, enthusiasm and great ambitions are always appreciated by other members of NEPTA."
          -- Irina Y. Gelman, President, New England Piano Teachers' Association

For more information or to set up a consultation, please contact Ms. Schmeizl at 860.302.1021 or info@hourymusic.com.

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