Our shy middle-school-aged son has blossomed, even performing at a number of "open mike" events for fun! He has grown tremendously in skill, moving from reading sheet music to playing and improvising by ear, and he always looks forward to playing with Charles at his weekly lesson.
If you're looking for an accomplished performer who is also a great teacher, Pettee is your man. He takes you where you are in ability and moves you forward in both theory and practice. The experience is very enjoyable, especially for amateurs like myself.