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Our Greatest Success is Word of Mouth —

                         What our customers say about STUDIO 88 . . .

“I just wanted you to know how pleased we are with Studio 88 and the progress my sons have made in their music. Last weekend we had a small get together at our house and one of the wives’ sat down at the piano and played a short song.  She then asked who played in our house so I had Dalton come out and play “Piano Man” (which he nailed).  He then played a few more at the guests request. They truly were impressed!  Dalton then said “listen to Rance on the guitar’ so they had Rance come in and play “Stairway to Heaven” and a couple more.  It was so neat seeing my kids entertain like that.  We were very proud of them but the real credit goes to you and your instructors at Studio 88.  Thanks for all your time and effort in giving them the gift of music-a gift that will last a lifetime.”

~ Tucker and Lee Ann Richardson  

"Our family has been involved with Studio 88 for nearly 5 years.  My son, Blake, takes piano lessons with Beth Dean, and my other son, Alec, takes guitar lessons with Chris Weiss.  Both of  my sons have excelled tremendously and have developed a strong love for music while at Studio 88.  Beth's teaching techniques are like no other, and she truly desires to see her students succeed.  Chris has unique way of connecting with his students and seems to bring out the best in them.   I especially love how the teachers and students work together to perform ensemble or band style.  I am very thankful that my sons have such wonderful teachers and mentors."

 ~ Tonya Park

"I didn't take lessons as a kid, but who says you can't start playing piano as an adult? I've been taking lessons from Beth for 3 years now, and have to say that Beth is both a great teacher and a talented performer.  Whether your passion is classical or pop, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more well-rounded musician to learn from. You can find time to take lessons, even as an adult. Studio 88 makes it easy."

~ Karen Blakeman



The recital was wonderful! I enjoyed the variety and look forward to the future. You're an incredible teacher!

~ Pam Hricenak

"You know I can't say enough good things about you, the studio and group lessons. I was hesitant at first about taking lessons in a group because I thought there wouldn't be enough individualized attention.  I was surprised to find that being in a group made me push myself a little harder and that I didn't really want that much solo attention.  Group lessons are great because you see what other people struggle with, develop different friendships and feel less pressure to perform for your teacher. 

I strongly recommend group lessons to anyone interested in learning piano ESPECIALLY if the teacher is Mary Beth at Studio88!"

 ~ Angie Sanders

"Studio88 is amazing! The group lesson teaching style has been so wonderful for my daughter. Becca loves to learn, but loves to be challenged even more.  I believe that having others her age participating in the lesson at the same time as her, has increased the speed in which she's learning to play.  The students do not compete against each other, but instead encourage each other, and that is such a refreshing approach!"

~ Stephanie Peniston

“Beth is a talented musician whose passion for music is contagious for her students.  I have two children enrolled in piano lessons with Beth. Beth's teaching encourages her students to continually improve.  My children have made dramatic progress over the last two years because of Beth's effective mix of inspiration and instruction.  I would highly recommend Beth as the premier music instructor in the Lexington area."

Beth Mankel has had such an impact on my family.  Both of my children and my husband take piano lessons from her. Beth has brought a connection to my family and beautiful music into our house.  Until we met Beth my husband played occasionally and my oldest daughter was picking up a little from in home lessons.  When we met Beth it was an instant connection, like love at first sight.  Now we have two pianos and they are both played daily in our house.  There are often happy fights over who gets to play which piano.  Beth’s appreciation and love of music is contagious.  She is passionate about her work and her students.  She becomes involved in the lives and the families of her students.  Beth has high expectations of her students and knows when to push them to do better and she knows when they need a little bit of TLC in their lives.  She works great with people of all ages.  Our youngest began lessons at age 5 and had a blast with Beth.

 Studio 88 is a family environment.  You will often find Beth’s mom and husband in the studio working and playing music.  Our family feels as if Beth and her family are a part of ours.  When something good or bad happens in our family Beth knows about it.  Thanks Beth for all that you have and will continue to do for our family.  We love you!!!

~ Sally Miracle  

Thanks for all your hard work my kids are more energized than ever.  Steph and Will are always fighting over practice time.

Will was mad last night because he said Steph takes too long on each song and it was his turn.  That is definitely a first!"

~ Lindsey Wilson

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