What NYYM Families have to say...
"NYYM has been in our life for the past four years. We've been lucky enough to find this wonderful school in Marine Park, Brooklyn. My daughter, Emily, started out studying guitar there. I cannot say enough great things about the school and Mrs. Diana! NYYM is a smaller school, which makes the whole experience more close and personal. Mrs. Diana is the most committed, patient, professional, and fun teacher anyone can ask for. Emily has taken up piano with Mrs. Diana for the past year. The progress that we've seen is incredible - to go from a beginner to someone who plays in the Carnegie Hall recital at the end of the year is unbelievable! Each and every one of the kids truly shined, and all because of Diana's hard work! All that effort that Diana puts into her kids is fantastic and she makes studying enjoyable and fun. Her students, big and small, love her and can't wait to start studying with her in the new school year.
Also, Mrs. Diana is a sensational piano player herself. It is an absolute pleasure watching her play the instrument. Seeing someone like her perform really inspires the children to work harder and be more dedicated to their art."
-The Beregovich Family
"Diana is a wonderful teacher who knows how to motivate her students. She has helped instill great confidence in our son. And the year-end showcases are amazing! Thanks Mrs. Diana."
-The Giacoppo Family
"New York Youth Musicians is a very special school. I am amazed at all of the talented performers I see each year. Diana is a nurturing teacher who has the ability to encourage each student to be his or her best. I am so glad we are able to be a part of this wonderful family"
-The Scotto Family
"This is my family's third year with NYYM. From the inception, my experience was a pleasant one. NYYM came highly recommended by the parent of another student. When my daughter, Launa, first met Ms. Diana she was pleased with her youthful and patient demeanor. I was pleased to learn that Ms. Diana was a well-educated and a well-organized musician, who has been teaching music for over 15 years. NYYM keeps their students interested with many wonderful experiences such as Master Classes let by experts in their own field of music; engaging rehearsals; and best of all annual concerts where the students can perform for invited family and friends. I am happy with NYYM, my daughter's progress, as well as, the fun, interesting and creative ways they teach music."
-The LaRose Family
"The NYYM Studio is AWESOME! Diana is an amazingly talented musician who is ever so wonderful as a teacher. Justin's eyes light up every time he enters the studio. His passion for music has grown tremendously over the past year and I look forward to watching him reach his potentials"
-The Lenchik Family
"Mrs. Diana is the most dedicated and talented teacher a parent could ask for. She successfully helped my daughter get through the grueling middle school auditions at Mark Twain and LaGuardia High School. My daughter looks forward to every weekly lesson and I am always impressed with the students concerts and performances year after year. And can honestly say that I am just as happy and thrilled as my daughter is that we have found New York Youth Musicians!"
-The Tourgeman Family
"New York Youth Musicians is a brilliant and unique institution for young musicians. I have been a part of NYYM for over 6 years and I am extremely thankful for the opportunities it gave me. NYYM provided me with the skills on how to play with numerous types of ensembles, performance experiences, how to express myself through music, training in Music Theory, ear training, audition preparation, master classes and so much more. Through their audition training, I was accepted to Interlochen Summer Arts Camp 2011 and 2012, New York Youth Symphony, Mannes College of Music, Montclair State University, and The Boston Concservatory - all with tremendous scholarships. With so much guidance and training through NYYM, my list of accomplishments continue to grow. I am currently a full-time student at The Boston Conservatory pursuing a BM in Percussion Performance. NYYM has also inspired me to pursue a career in music.
Ms. Diana provides a wonderful environment for everyone involved. It's full of energy, there is no judgement of each other, and it is contagiously fun. She brings the best out of each student and allows them to shine at the end of each year. Every June, she puts on a showcase at Merkin Concert Hall in NYC and recitals for all students. This is what makes NYYM so unique and it's why everyone should be a part of it."
-The Stapleton Family