Testimonials for Music Lessons
At my very first lesson with Dylan, I told her I wrote lyrics and from then on, Dylan worked with me to develop myself as a songwriter. She has taught me all of the amazing techniques she learned at Berklee, and how to apply them when writing. Dylan also helped me advance as a guitar, piano, and ukulele player. She has been a mentor to me as a musician and also as a friend. Her support and encouragement is so comforting and I truly feel that she is a gift from God. She helped me get over my fear of performing by getting me to do open mics locally, and helped me start my very own YouTube channel! We are now doing music lessons over Skype since we live across the country. At first I was very skeptical about how video chatting for music lessons would work, but honestly it is so incredible! Dylan is not only an extremely talented musician, but one of the greatest role models I have ever had. She makes lessons fun with her joyful, quirky personality and the whole hour she is completely focused 100% on me and making sure I understand everything she is teaching me.
I have had the pleasure of having Dylan as my guitar teacher for over four years now, and it has been an amazing experience. I am constantly amazed at how far I have come in my own music over this period of time. Although guitar is what I predominantly work on during my lessons, she has also taught me some ukulele, piano, and songwriting skills as well as given me a few tips on singing for each song. Dylan absolutely never runs out of patience; No matter how many times I mess up, she doesn’t get frustrated or act condescendingly towards me in any way. In fact, it is in those moments where she displays the most encouragement. When Dylan moved away from my hometown, we continued to do lessons over Skype, something I was apprehensive about at first but am now very thankful that we continued on with the lessons. In my life, I have had well over ten music instructors for school and violin, which I played when I was very little. However, I can honestly say that Dylan laine is the best!
I had been wanting to find someone to teach me guitar and to work with me on my singing, but when I started taking lessons with Dylan, I also did piano and songwriting! During these lessons we got to know each other very well. Dylan helped me come out of my shell at auditions and taught me how to put my feelings to music. She was always available to call or text if I needed her and she checked in on me when I was sick and couldn't make my lesson. She started out by teaching me how to find notes and play chords, then taught me how to play songs of my choice. With songwriting, she would have me brainstorm possible topics and then set me free for 5 or 10 minutes before we started working together and putting it to music. A couple of times, we even recorded the songs with her awesome equipment. Since working with her, I have grown more confident in my abilities and I'm okay if I fail every now and then.
Krizty Miller Hansen
At the age of 33 I decided I would learn how to play piano. This is something I have been wanting to do since 1990 but had not found the time or the courage to do so. Three years ago I went through one of the hardest times of my life and one of my lifelines was music. Dylan is the most talented woman I have met in quite some time and I love her quirky style of music and songwriting. Dylan has such JOY that just oozes out of her you can’t help feel awesome when you are around her. She figures out what teaching style best makes sense to you and goes from there. When I would get frustrated, she would try a different method or we would move on to something else and then come back to what was frustrating me. This would allow me to focus on something else and clear my mind about the frustration, then come back and work through it. If you were thinking about having Dylan give you a music lesson, she would be on top of my list. As a musician myself, I am very picky and Dylan is the real deal.