For the past 10 years, our daughter has been taught piano at Allegro Music School. Mrs. Doina Simovici has been an exceptional teacher. She has helped our daughter become a sensitive, artistic and appreciative person. We owe Mrs. Simovici a debt of gratitude.
- Ted and Catalina Bililies
I have been with Allegro Music School since the second grade, making this year my eleventh and final. Since starting, music has always been a part of my life, and in fourth grade I was inspired to take up the alto saxophone, an instrument that I have not put down since. Identifying as a pianist helped build my capacity for discipline, my ability to learn, and my self-confidence.
Thank you, Allegro, for contributing to who I am today.
- Ben Williams
Allegro music school provides the ideal environment for our daughter’s love of music, more specifically, playing the piano. With strong encouragement and appropriate structure, our daughter has continued to expand her piano skills with a great level of interest.
- Kelly S
Just one year ago, our elder son began theory study at Allegro Music School with Gil Harel. By September of last year, Kyril, with our approval, decided to have Gil also instruct him in classical piano performance for his instrumental honors class. In just nine months, the quality of Kyril’s playing has improved tremendously, such that he should be well prepared for college auditions in the area of piano performance and pedagogy. Thanks to Gil Harel and Allegro.
- Bob & Sharon McCauley
Our older daughter was an Allegro Music School student for over 8 years and is now playing the violin in her college orchestra. She had wonderful instruction through Allegro and played in the NEC Preparatory Orchestras since Middle School. Now our younger daughter is pursuing the harp and just loves it! Thank you, Allegro for bringing the joy of music to our daughters.
- Cindy Hoyle and Bert Cushman
The Allegro school has transformed the way children view music. Allegro offers so many opportunities for children to perform where personal best is the goal, not perfect performance. Allegro teaches every aspect of music including music theory and composition, not just memorizing a piece. The teachers truly love children and teaching them music.
- Dale Sinesi
Since she began attending Allegro Music School, our daughter Sophie (Harrigle) has blossomed in her confidence, knowledge and focus. Her daily violin practices and weekly tutorials with Blanca and Doina have provided her entrance to the enchanting dimension of artistic and self expression. It is clear that she responds naturally to their genuine affection for her and other students. Sophie looks up to them and appreciates their talents and love of this discipline; as parents, we are most grateful to them for this.
Music has been a part of Sophie’s life since she was small, being lulled to sleep each night with classical selections from a CD featuring Brahms, Chopin, and Mozart. Perhaps the alluring beauty of those nocturnes and sonatas has continued to echo in her soul. Not a day passes that she does not regale us with virtual home concerts, where she delights in demonstrating her talents in playing and singing. Indeed, she has expanded her ‘repertoire’ to include other styles of music and dance. Her desire to perform has increased over time, as has her aplomb in doing it. But her deepest impressions, those that will no doubt inspire Sophie’s continued instrumental and vocal exploration of musical arts, will be the gentle encouragement, insightful teaching and practical guidance provided by her mentors and peers at the Allegro Music School.
- Gregory G. Harrigle
We salute you for your energy, and for your ability to teach and inspire. Kudos to you, the faculty and the students for work brilliantly done, and our best wishes for even greater success in the next five years.
- Jay Ball
We love Allegro Music School! Doina Simovici is a wonderfully gifted teacher who makes learning piano fun, each and every week. Congratulations and thank you to everyone at Allegro Music School.
- Jennie and Harold Kaplan
It has been a joy for us to witness Hannah’s musical ability develop over the past 4 years of piano instruction with Doina Simovici of Allegro Music School. The repertoire has been lovely, diverse and a joy to learn. The frequency of recitals provide valuable practice in performance and builds confidence. Most important, the caring environment provided by Mrs. Simovici and her passion for sharing her love of music has meant that Hannah’s piano lesson has become a highlight of our week, a time to retreat from the pressures and concerns of life and enter into the pleasure of music-making.
- Jennifer Takasaki
We are so happy that we found Allegro Music School and the inspirational Mrs. Doina Simovici. Our daughter, Emma, has grown and matured with her piano lessons. The practice and memorization has taught her discipline that applies to her music as well as her schoolwork. The frequent public performances have given her a poise and confidence that serves her well now and will in her future career.
- Kathleen Hogan, MD, and Jason Wakakuwa, MD.
A few years ago, when I decided to switch the focus of my piano study from jazz to classical music, I began instruction at Allegro Music School. With the assistance of my instructor, Gil Harel, the level of my performance showed a clear improvement. Thanks in no small part to my experience at Allegro, I have been accepted as a piano performance major at a number of universities.
- Kyril McCauley
It is a pleasure and a privilege to be work with Doina and the teachers of the Allegro Music School. It’s been exciting to see my daughters learn and progress under their very knowledgeable, patient, and flexible instruction.
- Linda King
My children and I happened to be at the library one afternoon, when students from the Allegro Music School were performing a concert. The quality of that performance was superb. When it came time to sign my son up for music lessons, I turned to The Allegro Music School.
My beliefs about the school have absolutely been confirmed. The instructors are excellent, and under the skillful direction of Doina Simovici, they are able to create a child-centered, structured, and nurturing environment for children. The Allegro Music School has been a wonderful fit for my son.
- Melissa Patrick
Allegro Music School has provided our granddaughter Sara, with a superb musical background. She has developed into a well trained young pianist with a keen sense of musicianship and love for her art. Frequent recitals and performances have given her poise and confidence.
- Mrs. Eleanor Radin
Allegro brought music in Michelle’s life. The good instruction made her blossom from a shy child to a confident young teenager.
- Mrs. Kociuba
I have been a part of Allegro Music School for as long as I can remember, and I have been studying with [harp teacher] Mary-Jane Rupert for even longer. She has been so patient and kind with me over the past eleven years, and I could not have asked for a better teacher and musical mentor. As I prepare to take my leave from the program, I have begun to reflect on my experience with the school, and I can remember nothing but good things. Allegro has taught me not only to appreciate hard-work and talent, but also how to produce music and share it with others. My entire family has been involved with AMS, and it has meant so much to all of us, as it continues to for my younger brother. I feel sad to have come to the point of separation with Allegro, but I intend to take my love and appreciation of music with me as I move on. Thank you for everything!
- Phoebe Laughlin
We have been students with Allegro for five years– not just the three children, but me too. Watching them learn, I felt empowered to learn a bit myself, and not being able to read music had always bothered me. It just seemed like a basic that I had somehow missed. It was exciting to see my kids each gain a knowledge that I did not have and could not teach them, and then suddenly I realized I wanted to learn too, so that we could all speak this common language. The way Allegro teachers approach music makes it accessible. It’s encouraging and forgiving, and it makes you feel you can succeed. Learning anything new is hard work, but it’s so rewarding! I watch my children play a piece, I see the seriousness of the effort, I see the pleasure when the piece is played well. Now I share that– the struggle, the frustration, and the thrill of mastering something that involves both your body and your mind. We’re grateful to the teachers for their skill, their encouragement, and their patience!
- Shawn Laughlin
Allegro Music School provided the opportunity for my son to explore and
learn classical music. His wonderful teacher Ms. Blanca A has the depth of
knowledge, motherly patience and most importantly the skill to teach. We
are very grateful for this remarkable opportunity for kids in our area.
- Tarunjeet Pabla
Allegro Music School has sparked what I hope will be a lifelong appreciation and love for music in my children. In addition, the performance exposure has helped them to build confidence and self esteem. Because of these performance opportunities they have developed the ability to remain calm under pressure which I believe is an extremely valuable life skill.
- Terri MacRae
We are so happy for Allegro Music School helping to give the gift of music to our daughters. In every year of Anne’s five, and Laura’s three with Allegro they have learned at a phenomenal rate. The frequent recitals are inspiring, and practicing brings wonderful new music into our home and a sense of accomplishment to the kids.
- The Baileys
Our two daughters had taken voice and piano lessons at Allegro Music school for several years. Their teacher is Shadi and she is a gem. She is well-trained and professional, patient and kind.
- The Bruce & McKenna Family
When your child says how when he has kids, he’ll take them to Ms. Simovici for piano lessons, you know you and your children have met a great teacher. Our chidren’s past year, their first, with Ms. Simovici has been wonderful, blessed with Ms. Simovici’s love for music and love for children and for teaching children. She isn’t just expertly knowledgeable about our children’s musical abilities; she is also incredibly attuned with processes of their learning. Our children feel very supported. Any parent could learn parenting from her teaching – while she is firm with what she knows what our children can do, she is also very, very attuned and responsive to how they need her help through something difficult or, at times, lack of practice! Teachers and students at Allegro School of Music create a wonderful community gifted with music, music makers and music lovers in the making.
- Xiaolu Hsi
Love Allegro Music school. All the teachers at this school are highly competent and educated in their instruments. Whether you are looking to start your young child or learn as an adult, they have lessons and classes geared toward every age group. We started by enrolling 2 of my children with Blanca (violin, teaching my 11 y/o then) and Mary Jane (Harp teaching my 10 y/o then) they were amazing, taking their time and always encouraging my daughters. Now my other two children are enrolled as well, my 12 y/o is enrolled with kelly (Piano) and my 5 y/o started violin with Blanca. The Principal Doina is always listening to parents and trying to accommodate them. Highly recommend.
- Dina Habib (Mom of 4 allegro students)
Our 3 children have been taking piano lessons at Allegro, the oldest for 5 years now, and I couldn’t be more impressed. The teachers are able to inspire, encourage, and personalize instructions to kids whose personalities and abilities are very distinct. Above all, our kids have learned to appreciate and hear music at a higher level, which will last a lifetime. We truly appreciate you and Neya!
- Young O.