My daughter started taking lessons with BJ a few years ago and we are really happy with how BJ keeps her engaged and pushes her in a gentle way. BJ goes out of his way to be creative and thoughtful to his students, their families, and the community. He provides many opportunities for performances and get togethers, and spends a lot of time creating showcases and other events online. I am always impressed by his attention to detail and his calm demeanor. Most importantly- my daughter is very inspired by BJ and looks forward to her lesson each week.
- Jen H.
Our daughter, has been going to BJ for violin lessons for the past 4 years. She always enjoys going and is so proud of how far she has come! BJ is flexible, creative, and knowledgeable. Even when she broke her arm, BJ had suggestions on how she can still learn.
- Megan Wellings
My 6 yr old son has had lessons with BJ for a year and a half now. He loves how BJ mixes up the lesson with technique and different tunes to use. Using Fiddlequest has made it easier to practice at home. The highlights are always the jams (instead of recitals) where students jam with each other and BJ's friends. My son feels so proud playing with "real musicians" , he doesn't realize how much he's learning!
BJ provides a very relaxed and comfortable environment for my daughter to learn the violin in. She loves his jam sessions with the students and they are great motivation for her!
My granddaughters love their lessons with BJ Montoya. I feel that, whatever their future musical ambitions might be, they will have received an exceptionally solid and integrated introduction to violin technique, applied musical theory and performance. I have no hesitation in giving BJ Montoya Violin Studio the highest rating.