TESTIMONIALS FROM STUDENTS
“My experience with Dr. Ruben Malan is the reason why I have continued into the FSU College of Music pursuing a degree in Choral Music Education, all the while continuing my piano training. When it comes to instructors, few match the wealth of knowledge that Dr. Malan possesses. He is extremely well-read in many different approaches to technique, and his attention to subtle nuance in musicality and style is nothing short of inspiring. He has proven his phenomenal teaching ability with all ages and all skill levels, and more importantly than anything, has the student’s best interest at heart. He is not content to simply teach notes. He will train his students to be musicians, in every sense of the word; he, by exposing his students to true art can have a true impact on their development, not only as artists, but as human beings. He teaches empathy, musical sensitivity, and discipline, attention to detail, pride in doing a job to the best of your ability, and love of the instrument. I would not, by any means, be the same person without his instruction, and even today, I am still so extremely grateful for his presence in my life. Thanks Dr. Malan for being my coach, mentor, and true friend.”~Paul Miller.
“Dear Mr. Malán thank you for being such a great teacher these past five years. I have always enjoyed our Wednesdays classes and I know I have learned a ton, which will be useful to me all my life. I now have a solid piano background that will enable me to pick up pieces for a long time to come, but in addition to that, you have taught me a lot about other aspects of life. I always will remember our lengthy discussions about politics, wars, and philosophy, and you have been giving me advice plus knowledge, that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I know I have not been the best student, and I apologize for that, but I hope you have still enjoyed our lessons as much as I have. Thanks you so much and continue to be a great teacher. Love.”~Arzu Singh.
“Ruben, first of all, I would like to apologize for the fact that waited so long to give this to you. Over the past few months, I have realized how much I have benefited from piano. It has taught me so much about music, ethics and how fulfilling life can be. Now I think I need to move on to another field and I just wanted to tell you how big an impact you’ve had in my life. It was truly grateful to have you as a teacher. I will never forget those lessons and how I matured from them. I am and I always will be thankful of your effort and time with me. Again, thank you for the gift of music. Your friend, Jonathan Bowers”
“Mr. Malán, I got the Job! Thank you very much for the wonderful piano lesson and the extra time you set aside for me during your weekend. Y playing at the job interview went so well and I know that was in part due to your insightful comments and suggestions. I’m really thrilled and wanted to thank you for your part in this. Sincerely, Mily Rotida.”
“Dear Dr. Malán, thank you for being an understanding teacher. Learned a lot and had a great experience. Thank you again. We had a wonderful year, and also a memorable one!. One of the highlights was the concert at the retirement home. You have been a great teacher Thank you your support. Learning the duet was so fun! Eta & Esha Atolia.”
Dear Dr. Malán:
Thank you for teaching me the piano. I promise I’ll try harder next year.”~Ted Lee
Thank you for teaching me piano this year. I really love my lessons with you! Eric Chen.
Thank you for teaching me piano and having a lot of patience with me!”~Xiomara Pelham
Thanks for teaching us this year. You are the best teacher. Happy birthday! Lizzy.”~Lizzy Sukhia.
Thanks so much for being such a great piano teacher. We really enjoy to play the piano.”~John and Thomas Bowers
Thank you for being very patient with me. Ashley Pelham. Thank you for teaching me such beautiful songs! Xiomara Pelham.”
Thank you so much for helping me get into Bach Parley!. You have helped me so much in the past year. Thanks again.” ~Kaley Huston
You are a great teacher. I have learned a whole lot since you began teaching me. Thanks so much for teaching us!”Love, Peggy Sukhia.”
We wish you had a wonderful holiday. You were an amazing teacher and we are very glad to have learned from you. Eta & Esha Atolia.”
Thank you so much for all you have taught me and all of your help with my auditions! I look forward to seeing you soon! Love, Katie Skene.”
I enjoy so much to be your piano student. Thanks for teaching me for three years! . You teach me also how to see a beautiful world.”~Ted Lee