Voted “Best Studio on the Main Line” 2008!
Here is what our students and parents are saying…
My daughter has been lucky enough to take ballet at Napoli School of Music and Dance for the past 4 years. We happened upon Napoli when we moved into the area about 6 years ago and saw the school was very close to our home. Soon after, we were looking for an activity for our daughter that would give her both a physical release as well as help to build her self confidence. After trying a couple of ballet classes at Napoli, my daughter was very enthused to continue. I was delighted she had found something she so enjoyed and she has been with the same ballet teacher at Napoli ever since. I am confident with the ability her teacher has to encourage, in a very nurturing way, the progress of a small group of children, while giving the necessary attention to each individual child. I am also confident that my daughter is learning while having fun which is part of Napoli School’s motto. Napoli School offers small class sizes allowing each child participating to have full attention from the teacher. This, I believe also helps to foster a communication between students which may be both spoken and unspoken. When the classes perform during the annual recital this often translates well from the stage. It is clear to me that Napoli School is dedicated to the happiness and progress of each childs that walks through the door. The atmosphere represents a happy co-mingling of co-operation, fun and learning. From the accommodating office staff to the dedicated and caring teachers, you are immediately aware that Napoli is a school where students and their families come first. Happily my daughter has found a comfortable place to grow outside of home and traditional school. I would gladly recommend Napoli School of Music and Dance to anyone interested in the performing arts.
Our music teacher at Napoli has been a teacher, friend, and mentor to my boys for several years. He has demonstrated in many ways his exceptional aptitude in music. This talent allowed my children not only to learn how to play a musical instrument, but to love and appreciate the joy that having such knowledge could bring. Being a teacher myself, I can recognize and admire when a teacher “connects” with his students. This school hires teachers that clearly communicates this. Throughout the years, the school has had a tremendous impact on my boys. They have grown to become fully rounded young men. My older son is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania and younger is a junior at St. Joe’s Prep. Each plays the piano and guitar respectively. When they play together, they make a beautiful duo, which fills our home with music. I am grateful to the Napoli School because they have touched our lives in such a special way. I highly recommend the expert staff of Napoli Music and Dance for your child. You will not be disappointed.
-Mrs. Paula Bonavitacola, B.S., M.S. (Teacher at St. John Neumann)
At the ripe old age of 29, I decided to return to school. Considering my profession, a health and physical education teacher in Radnor School District, that may not sound too unusual- except that the school was the Napoli Music School. I did participate in my Junior High music program fifteen years ago, but since that time my musical training has been singing solos in my car. Since starting voice lessons with the Napoli Music School, I have learned a great deal about breathing techniques and voice in general. I choose music which I enjoy singing, therefore making practicing something I look forward to. I have even had the opportunity to sing in public, which boosted my confidence and inspired me to continue my weekly lessons. I would recommend the Napoli Music School to anyone interested in pursuing music at any age!
-Debbie Keyser, B.S.
(Physical Education Teacher-Ithan Elementary School)
I studied guitar at the Napoli Music School for two years. Their approach to guitar instruction was always fun, interesting, and challenging, but never intimidating. The teachers have a gift with integrating technical and theoretical study with playing and performing musical styles that are of interest to the student. Their tremendous ability to listen to a recorded song and figure it out on guitar within minutes always amazed me! Plus, it allowed me to always work on music I liked and could therefore challenge myself to learn it. My teachers were always professional and their easy-going manner provided a relaxed atmosphere for learning. I have recommended Napoli Music School to several people (at various musical abilities) for guitar instruction, as well as instruction in other instruments, who have all been very satisfied with the school as well.
-Diane Duffy Hankee, Music Director of Merion Mercy Academy