Website Testimonials

We have thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Tiedemann!  I have three children that take violin lessons, and she approaches each one differently according to their personal needs and levels.  Her attention to detail helps in all aspects of their playing.  It is a pleasure to have my kids take lessons from someone who is professional, and yet flexible in working with families!  I would highly recommend Mrs. Tiedemann. 


- C.H.


Mrs. Tiedemann patiently, yet professionally, has encouraged my child to strive for excellence in his playing. She has given him clear, specific direction in the fundamentals of the instrument which have led to vast improvement and enjoyment in the 8 months he has attended lessons at Sand Dollar Strings Studio. In addition, she thinks of creative ways to challenge him that are fun for him!


- A.H.


Mrs. Tiedemann is a lovely and patient violin teacher.  My child has been taking lessons from her for more than two years. She has encouraged my child to improve greatly and learn to love the instrument. She has been giving excellent direction in teaching advanced skills while not letting the fundamentals slip from her mind. In the years we have been attending Sand Dollar Strings Studio, Mrs. Tiedemann always creates new challenges for my child.


- L.L.


Our daughter is a senior in high school and has been taking violin lessons from Esther Tiedemann for five years.  She has really blossomed under Esther’s tutelage.  Esther’s passion for music has inspired her to challenge herself on the violin during her busy high school years.  Esther is very articulate in instruction and relates well to young people. She deals with each student uniquely.  She holds our daughter accountable, yet exudes great patience and understanding with the circumstances of life (especially the life of a teenager.)   It has been a joy to see the positive impact this teacher/student relationship has been in our daughter’s life.  Not only is Esther a gifted musician and an excellent violin teacher, but she is also a mentor to her.  I highly recommend her as a music instructor.


- J.C.


Esther's positive outlook, high standards, and excellent instruction make learning an instrument---and becoming good at it---a wonderful experience.  Esther taught violin to our three children over a period of five years. All three had different learning styles, interests, and abilities, yet through Esther's teaching and encouragement, each of them progressed beautifully and reached their personal goals on the violin.  Under Esther's training, all three played in the first violin section of the Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and received superior ratings at the annual musical festival held at Northwest Florida State College.  While my children have since moved on to the college years, they know the musical training they received from Esther is a gift that will keep on giving throughout their lives, whether they play for personal enjoyment, perform with/for others, or play at church.  Esther is a true professional, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a violin instructor who truly enjoys her students and brings out the best in each.


- L.S.


Your teaching has been a blessing for Clare and Anna Beth.  You pay such attention to detail with posture and musical beauty.  I truly know my girls will remember and carry your teachings with them throughout their violin playing.  You have such a calm presence when you teach that it carries over to the children's playing an instrument. Thank you for helping us create such a special afternoon for Clare’s [Home Recital]. Her posture and poise has improved greatly since she began working with you.

- P. O.


David has been a particular blessing to my husband during this time [of job loss]. His musical abilities are at the very top of our priority list as I think it is part of who he is. I don’t know what the future holds, but our [violin instruction] time with you has been life changing.


- P. D.