“Having Cherry work with our daughter was a true blessing. Cherry really understands how to communicate with young people and was able to help motivate Ellie in ways we never could. Oddly enough, we never had to prod or push when it was time to go to a lesson and Ellie always came out with a song on her lips and a smile on her face. Cherry helped Ellie pick just the right music, worked with her on the correct technique and style for each song and maximized her talents for some amazing results. For me, the most positive of all those results was the level of confidence that Ellie gained in working with Cherry. Cherry was able to turn the “I think, maybe” responses into “Yes! Of course! No problem!” declarations. What a difference. Thanks so very much Cherry!”

Glenn Wyman, father of student Ellie Wyman

“I had tried before to take lessons, but because I was just doing it as a hobby and not for a profession, some instructors didn’t know how to devise a lesson plan. Cherry is very organized and prepares her lessons ahead of time, even dedicating considerable time to practicing the piano accompaniment for the various pieces that we are working on. She is concise with her instruction and has many helpful tips to address the various challenges of training the voice as an instrument. Since starting vocal instruction with Cherry approximately 10 mos ago, I can already hear and feel a difference in my voice. My old range has almost completely returned and I am hitting notes in my upper register that I thought were long gone. I am looking forward to continuing instruction and developing my voice further. Cherry has been a great help for me, and a good friend.”

Sue Bartow, adult voice student

 “Mrs. Hayes is the best! I have learned so much from her and my voice has continued to grow since my first lesson. I look forward to my lesson every week!”

Cassie Breazeale, high school voice student

“Mrs. Hayes is the true definition of a professional! She instructs with passion and dedication. I cannot believe how much Mrs. Hayes has improved my daughter’s vocal range. I would recommend Mrs. Hayes to any student who strives to improve their voice!”

Ann Morgado, Cassie’s mom

“I would just like to express my excitement regarding the progress my daughter, Mary Claire, has made since beginning voice and piano with Cherry.  She not only enjoys the lesson time, but ASKS for the time to practice amid her other studies!  She feels encouraged in voice and piano. It is a pleasure to see the enjoyment she receives from her music…..Cherry is an inspiration!”

Ronnie Smiley, parent

“Cherry has instructed our daughter in piano and voice for the past four years.  She keeps her focused, motivated and thoroughly enjoying music.  She has shown such improvement since she has started with Cherry.  We intend on having our younger daughter start piano next year and look forward to watching her progress over the years as we have our older daughter.”

Carla Blamer, parent 

“Cherry is a wonderful teacher.  I was way late in life coming to my first voice lessons, almost 60 years of age.  With Cherry’s guidance I was given the tools and confidence to use my voice to sing and this has brought great joy into my life.  Thank you, Cherry!” 

Mary Larsen, adult student 

“Dear Cherry,
    I just wanted to let you know what a lovely time I had Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at your Fall Recital.  It was great!! And what talent!!  You do such a good job with all of your students, and I don’t ever think I’ve seen you without a smile on your face!  I took piano a VERY long time ago, and I must say I was watching you, more than your students!  YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!  and I  so ENVY your talent!!  Thank you again for a delightful afternoon.”  

Barbara, community member who attended Fall Recital