"Ira taught my son piano for a year in 2012. As his first ‘personal’ piano teacher, she taught him the rudiments of music; sight-reading, rhythm, scales, performance techniques and music theory. Ira was a wonderful teacher, instilling a passion for music. She is always punctual and prepares her lessons well to maximise the 30-minute lesson we have. In this regard, she varies her lessons and successfully manages to keep the attention of a young child. She challenged my son to constantly set higher standards for himself. While she is patient with children, she strikes a good balance in instilling discipline. She reinforces the need for accuracy and perfection. Ira always tries her best to teach beyond. She makes it a point to explain music theory even if it is beyond the level a student is at. My son made significant progress during his time with her. We are grateful for the foundation she has given him. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a music teacher."