Irwin Silbernik is the real deal. Not only is he an excellent teacher and player of guitar and piano, he has the academic credentials and performance experience to back it up.
As a teacher, he is patient and flexible, willing to vary his style and approach to meet the needs of his students. As comfortable with Mozart as he is with Muddy Waters, Irwin is a musician's musician.
I recommend him without reservation for online and in-person instruction. As a bonus, students gain access to his website, which is packed with resources for aspiring musicians at all levels.
John D. on January, 2023
Itís never a dry moment when he teaches. He is adaptable to what youíd like to learn as a student, hence why I am able to do lessons remotely! I personally think he charges reasonably for his time if thatís something youíre considering.
Honestly I have no complaints, except for the occasional bad joke here and there. :)
Chris S. on January, 2023
Patient and encouraging, which every aspiring musician of a certain age will appreciate.
Donald L. on January, 2023
He's a wonderful piano teacher. Very patient. As he also gives guitar and ukulele lessons, my husband decided to take uke instruction from him. We played duets over the holidays!
Maureen L. on January, 2023
Irwin is a wonderful teacheróvery patient and encouraging with a great sense of humor. He tailors his instruction to each studentís abilities and tries different approaches
Leslie W. on May, 2020
Irwin is very talented, very patient, and very funny. The class is actually fun, and I look forward to it every week.
John G. on May, 2020
Digital savvy. Mr Silbernik provides an age-appropriate piano lesson - even via Facetime that allows children to learn and appreciate music.
Ari G. on May, 2020
Irwin is a wonderful teacher with a great sense of humor. My 10 year old daughter enjoys her ukulele lessons very much and has made great progress in a short time.
Julia R. on May, 2020
Irwin is an amazing teacher to my 13 year old daughter. She loves taking lessons and enjoys playing the ukulele. He is so patient and has a great personality which makes the lessons fun.
Sheri S. on May, 2020
Irwin is patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is also a lot of fun. I started with no music knowledge and have progressed to intermediate level in piano and guitar in just a short time. Highly recommended.
David R. on May, 2020
Irwin is a fantastic teacher! He really wants his students to thrive. He quickly figures out his students style of learning and caters his lessons to what will help them learn.
He is very upbeat, encouraging, and hilarious! Lessons are not only highly informative, but very fun too! I highly recommend this academy for all ages.
Alana S. on May, 2020
As adult playing piano for the first time since childhood, I am thoroughly enjoying my experience taking lessons with Irwin Silbernik.
Debra D. on July 29, 2017
Irwin Silbernik is very, very knowledgeable with a great personality! He is an outstanding teacher, very patient with a great sense of humor! I highly recommend Mr.Silbernik!!!
Dimitare T. on March 11, 2017
Know how to play, Want to get to the next level
I am a long time self taught guitar player.
Irwin is really helping me fill in the gaps to move my playing to the next level
Jim S. on October 19, 2016
Irwin is great with young kids, and my twin boys (almost 7) have been enjoying beginning guitar lessons with him. I like that he teaches them how to read music and encourages them to memorize songs.
It's how I learned piano as a little girl and I'm enjoying seeing the boys progress and learn to understand written music.
My goal has been for the boys to get used to a weekly music lesson and enjoy that as part of their weekly routine...so far Irwin has been a great fit for us and I highly recommend! :)
Daina R. on Februray 6, 2016
Irwin is the real deal! He is the only instructor I found with degrees in both Music and a Masters in Music Education, to say this guy knows his stuff is an understatement.
I have had about 5 lessons with Irwin so far and plan to stick with him for years to come. He has taught me so many things already that I wish I knew years ago.
He immediately corrected some minor bad habits that have had a major difference in my playing. As he put it, he wants to teach you music as a language, once you know the language you can play with anyone at anytime.
This is what everyone should be looking for from a teacher, I am glad I found him:)
Mike F. on January 27, 2016
I'm very excited to have my 10-yr-old son studying with Irwin. Highly recommended!
Mark F. on July 18, 2015
My daughter has been taking guitar lessons with Irwin for the past few months. She loves it!
His affection for children, as well as his expertise is obvious.
I would highly recommend him as a guitar instructor!
Cristina H. on January 5, 2015
Being a musician is a never ending journey of discovery!