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Parent Comments

From:  Li Shuying
Sent: Monday, May 26th, 2014
Subject: David's Lessons
He is lucky we found a professional and excellent teacher! We always appreciate the work you do with David. Thank you very much!

From:  Annie Lucas-Morey
Sent: Monday, December 17th, 2012
Subject: Erin's Lessons
You know you've played a big role in her love of the trumpet. It's something I can never thank you enough for.

From:  Kathryn Jurik
Sent: Monday, February 10th, 2014
Subject: Nor-Cal Honor Band
And, thank you for getting Sam motivated to attend Nor-Cal Honors Band. He had a wonderful time and can't stop talking about it. He wants to go next           year!       

  Catherine Altamura
Sent: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Subject: Peter's Trumpet Lessons
Thank you, Peter, for all you have taught him;  You are a great example to him, as well....we appreciate you! 

  Tom Gray
Sent: Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012
Subject: Re: Landon's Lessons
Thank you so much for all your work and time with Landon. He is continuing his music through Oakland Youth Orchestra and other sources. Your instruction and mentorship has been invaluable.

From:  Susan Backer
Sent: Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012
Subject: Re: Trent's Lessons

Harry seems to enjoy trumpet much more now - practices without a lot of reminding and hums his songs. He also likes to play for us- something new. We appreciate your teaching style and interest in Harry.

From:  Heather Sowinski
Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2012
Subject: Re: Trent's Lessons

He (Trent) has a lot of good things to say about you and your instruction. I am very pleased how he is coming together as a musician.

From:  Kerry Williams
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Subject: Re: Wyatt's Lessons

I appreciate all of the support, and guidance you have given Wyatt over the past year I think that it has really given the confidence to pursue more challenges with his music.

From: Kathy Peterson
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Subject: Re: Jeffrey's Lessons

I do believe Jeffrey has only used this compliment twice: I've learned more in 30 minutes (with you) than I have in a year (of band class).

From: Catherine Altamura
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011
Subject: Re: Peter's Lessons

Hi Peter:  Thank you so much for your thorough and thoughtful response.  I really appreciate having specifics to address in practice time.
Wow, Peter, what an extensive background you have....we are blessed to be able to study with you!
Thank you for everything,

From: Catherine Altamura
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Subject: Re: Peter's Lessons

Peter is very encouraged about working with you!  Thank you so much.  Catherine

From: Nancy Smith
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008
Subject: Re: Christian Smith

Christian played three solo pieces two weeks ago at our Guerneville Community Church.  It was broadcast on the radio station  95.1 The Bridge.  You would have been proud!

From: Sally Manfredi
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007
Subject: Re: Hannah Manfredi's lessons

Dear Pete,
Thanks for your efforts on Hannah's belalf. We certainly appreciate it.

From: Rob Smith
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007
Subject: Re: bugle photo with Seabiscut Bronze Statue in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Dear Mr. Estabrook,
We are so proud that you are Christian's teacher.  Thank you for sharing this great moment with us.

From: Angel A Medina
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007
Subject: Re: Gabriel

Pete, I am so impressed with (Gabriel's) level of playing in just a short amount of time.  Because of you my sister wants him to play at her wedding in July in New Orleans.  Also his confidence has improved so much that he played in front of the tourists during the holidays at Pier 39.  Anyway, thank you very much. Angel

From: Patti Wick
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Subject: Darin

Thanks for all you've done to help him develop his musical skills and passion for trumpet!

From: Lynne Kaufman

Paul is sure enjoying his time with you.

Thank you for all the extra help you've been giving Daniel. It was very thoughtful of you to move his lesson up to squeeze in an extra lesson before his jazz band audition. I know you made him feel better prepared and more confident.

Linda Disatelles

Pete Estabrook has tutored our daughter Rebecca on the trumpet for more than three years. My wife and I have been very pleased with the training and encouragement that he has provided to her during this time.

Initially, Mr. Estabrook's teaching focused on building Becca's trumpet fundamentals. For the past two years, Becca has been a part of her high school's jazz band; and during this time Mr. Estabrook has added an emphasis on jazz improvisation.

Mr. Estabrook has shown a great deal of patience in explaining concepts to Becca and in working with her to improve her skills. Frequently, he has custom-prepared tapes for her, demonstrating particular aspects of playing the trumpet, which she has used between lessons. When she has had to prepare for a concert, tour, or other special event, Mr. Estabrook has tailored his lessons to the needs of that event; and if extra work was needed, he has rearranged his schedule to make time for Becca.

Several times, Mr. Estabrook has gone to one of Becca's concerts to hear her play. We know that he has a busy schedule, and so we have really appreciated this evidence of his concern for his students.

As a result of Mr. Estabrook's teaching, Becca has grown tremendously in her ability with the trumpet. Even more important, her love for the trumpet and for being part of the band (marching, concert, and jazz) have also taken deep root. Mr. Estabrook's patient, concerned approach to teaching has been a real key in ensuring that the trumpet in particular, and music in general, have become integral parts of Becca's life.

I know that Mr. Estabrook will continue to do a superior job of teaching music.

Michael W. Stark

To Whom It May Concern:

We have had the extreme pleasure of working with Pete Estabrook during the past year with regards to our son's trumpet tutorial lessons. Pete has taught our son, Paul, the fundamentals of trumpet playing & the elements of jazz improvisation.

In addition, Pete has provided Paul with an excellent opportunity to excel in his music endeavors & experience the joy of becoming first chair with his school band. Pete has been an exemplary instructor; both patient & knowledgeable and we highly recommend his services.

Debra Baugher