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Students share candid thoughts about their experience at the Shoreline School of Art & Music.


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I was surprised by how good you are in knowing the needs of my child and for being so “in tune” with her. Thank you! -Branford


What a great experience!  -Branford adult student


You are skilled. What struck me from the beginning was that you were able to switch techniques if something didn’t work for my child. -Chair, Branford Childhood Collaborative


Best decision ever! The guitar teacher is kind, thoughtful and patient. My daughter enjoys her guitar lessons. -Branford 


You are a very professional, patient, and creative teacher. We are truly blessed to have you in our daughter`s life. -Madison 


You are the very best coach I`ve had in my life. Thank you for your wonderful gift of music to me. Your grateful student.  ds, MD


I believe he is an expert teacher and that I’m learning from an experienced musician.  -High School guidance counselor



My daughter enjoys lessons because of the comfortable and gentle environment you create… a motivating and sensible approach to teaching music. -Guilford teacher


I love the way you talk to and teach Patrick. He doesn`t complain about “reviewing” at home and he enjoys coming for his lesson. -Guilford 


Mr. and Mrs. Milgram have a gentle way of conveying love for music and art to children. Both of my kids enjoy their lessons and make new progress every week. -Madison


We appreciate Mr. Milgram`s calm, organized, friendly manner. -editors, Yale Law Review


Lessons have enriched my life beyond measure. The discussions we have about music last me throughout the week. -East Haven


My daughter is becoming  more and more interested in playing her piano and is proud of herself…because not all kids can play piano. -Branford 


The best, most dedicated instructors. -North Branford


We are very thankful for your positive way of teaching.  -Branford


Mr. Milgram has inspired my daughter to pursue her passion! -North Branford


Anna enjoys coming to class each week. She is being challenged but is also having fun learning. -Guilford


I love my weekly music lesson! I appreciate the instructor’s gentle encouragement, exquisite patience and sense of humor.


The sensitivity he shows to the individual student makes him a fine teacher.  


I always arrive to class feeling welcomed and depart feeling cared for. -East Haven


(Adult) Hamden- I was so happy to find this school! I have a fantastic time each week and I am finally learning to play violin. Highly recommend Shoreline School. 


Richard is a wonderful teacher, always encouraging me to do my best, and to make the best music possible. I look forward to every lesson.


(Adult) Madison- Highlight of my busy week. Wish I had Richard as a teacher when I was younger. He teaches you not only how to play the instrument but, more importantly, how to create music.


(Adult) Lyme- I was hesitant to take music lessons because I had never played an instrument before. After long thought, I decided to try this school, and I’m glad I did!  


Thanks to Richard, who is an amazing teacher, I have learned to play piano. He’s thoughtful, kind, and understanding.


What I like most is that the program is personalized and designed based on my needs. I look forward to every lesson. It is the best part of my week!


Litchfield- He just finished his audition for Hartt School of Music-University of Hartford and was told he would definitely be accepted.  Thank you so much for helping him prepare. It made a big difference.


Branford- We have nothing but the highest recommendation for the Shoreline School of Art & Music. Richard Milgram conducts lessons in a professional and patient manner, and the results have been very effective. 


My daughter is inspired to strive for musical achievement from week to week. I continue to be amazed at her ability to grasp complicated concepts and skills at her young age! Thank you SSAM.


Branford- Thank you for making music lessons fun for my children.


New Haven- My daughter and I are pleased with the low-pressure environment and the versatility of the program at the Shoreline School of Art & Music. She is learning to sight-read better.


It has really been a collaborative effort in trying to sense what she is ready for.


Branford- He is very happy with his teacher. I am glad we chose the Shoreline School.


I have seen my son get better and better at playing guitar.


Guilford- Mr. Milgram has helped our son enjoy playing music. In just a few months, he has progressed tremendously with Mr. Milgram`s expertise, patience, and encouragement.


We are so grateful to have found the Shoreline School of Art & Music.


(Adult) Madison- Highlight of my busy week. Wish I had Richard as a teacher when I was younger. He teaches not only how to play the instrument but how to play musically.


(Adult) North Haven- I thoroughly enjoy my lessons. I experience a great degree of enjoyment with each lesson.


Guilford- The improvement has been so dramatic! I wish I had a video of her first singing lessons.


North Branford- We love how you challenge our daughter at each flute lesson. That`s why we have been coming here for four years.


East Haven- I love my weekly music lesson!


Branford- We appreciate your method of teaching. He loves to play piano at family gatherings and at church.


Branford- I appreciate the attention given to the individual learning styles of my children.


(Adult) Branford- I truly enjoy my lessons. I have been a student at Shoreline School of Art & Music for a year now.


When I began taking lessons at the Shoreline School of Art & Music I had a vague idea about some basic keys and note reading. In a short period I am learning so much about music reading and playing the piano.