Students of all ages and abilities perform year-round in festivals, competitions, and recitals appropriate to their individual strengths.
Miss Garin's students have performed at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Carthage College, Kemper Center, Anderson Arts Center, The Woman's Club, Armitage Academy, and the Shoreland Music Festival. Miss Garin's students have received superior ratings in the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association District Auditions, the Statewide Badger Competition, the Bi-Annual Chopin Competition, Racine Music Teachers Association Competition, and the Annual Scale Olympics.
In addition, Miss Garin presents her students in an Annual Studio Recital each June.
"I took lessons with Ms. Garin during my Junior and Senior years of high school.
She is very welcoming, friendly, generous and always shows a great deal of interest in each of her students' lives. She encouraged me to do my best, and supported me outside of piano; she even came to see the musical I was in!
Her musical and teaching backgrounds really help her students excel, no matter their age, and she makes learning the piano fun. Each year she holds a recital for students and their families to showcase their progress and their talents. As a native Kenoshan, Ms. Garin always has an eye out for ways her students can participate in the local music culture. This past October, she and 8 of her students of all different ages performed a 9-part song (on 4 pianos) in a Halloween-themed concert at Carthage College. It was fantastic!
While taking lessons with her, I participated in Solo and Ensemble and the Wisconsin Music Teacher's Association's District Auditions.
Even though I only took lessons with Ms. Garin for a short amount of time, I learned a great deal about piano and about life. I, like many of her former students, still make sure to catch up with her when I come back to Kenosha because she's truly a wonderful teacher, human and friend."
- Heather W.
"Ms. Garin taught my daughter piano for several years. She has excellent rapport with her students. My daughter not only learned to play the piano well, but also grew in poise and confidence. She did very well at competitions ( as do Ms. Garin's other students.) Her students consistently score high at competitions. Ms. Garin pays particular attention to technical skills as well as picking music to keep her students engaged. Piano recitals are always a pleasure to attend, and you can see the wonderful relationship she has with each student. Ms. Garin's Piano Studio has been a great experience for our daughter. Would highly recommend Ms. Garin if you are looking for a piano teacher."
- Carol W.