Featured Instructor Testimonials

“There is no comparison. The training in child development, this was not something I had done. There is also a huge benefit to the group experience. Guitar, by nature, is a very solitary instrument…and this approach brings the children together. The ensemble experience is potent both for the social aspect…(It is, after all, fun to play together!) and also important for the young students to learn about rhythm….As well to have the intermittent release from attention, which means it is a less pressured environment. It is very joyful and age appropriate learning. The Childbloom approach is unique combination for very young players….and then the approach evolves as the children grow.”

Slobodan Vujisic

After a stint travelling with a band in the 1980’s I had given up on being a full time musician and finished a business degree to settle for a career in the insurance industry; teaching and performing “on the side”. Then at the age of 50, the Childbloom Program allowed me to “retire” from the insurance industry and renew my dream to be a career musician. With a proven curriculum and company support I am able to maintain a base source of income from Childbloom lessons, which complements my other activities such as teaching privately for college students during the morning hours and performing in the evenings and on weekends. I believe that I have become a much more effective teacher and a better player now that I am able to devote myself to my passions. I’m impressed with the broad base of knowledge I’m able to draw from the company and from other teachers. In addition to the great resources for pedagogy, etc. I appreciate the emphasis the company has placed on the practical issue of building a successful business.

Geoff Gunderson – Sioux Falls, SD

1 word: Success!!!! The Childbloom Curriculum allows students to consistently succeed because of the thoughtful pedagogy behind it. That success is contagious in the smiles it brings to the students, the parents, and my face. I leave every day wanting to go back to teach tomorrow to see what new successes my students have made. I make an honest income and can support my family doing something I love to do. Being able to create my own schedule also allows me to spend time with my family and still go to work everyday. I have the best of both worlds because Childbloom helps me to succeed!

Chris Peleshenko, St. Charles County, Mo.

Other Childbloom (and non-Childbloom) Instructor Testimonials
"1 word: Success!!!! The Childbloom Curriculum allows students to consistently succeed because of the thoughtful pedagogy behind it.  I leave every day wanting to go back to teach tomorrow to see what new success' my students have made. I have too many friends who make a lot more money than I do, and they all hate their job. I make an honest income and can support my family doing something I love to do. Being able to create my own schedule also allows me to spend time with my family and still go to work everyday. I have the best of both worlds because Childbloom helps me to succeed!" Chris Peleshenko, St. Charles County, Mo.
C. P.
"With a proven curriculum and company support I am able to maintain a base source of income from Childbloom lessons, which complements my other activities. I’m impressed with the broad base of knowledge I’m able to draw from the company and from other teachers. In addition to the great resources for pedagogy, etc. I appreciate the emphasis the company has placed on the practical issue of building a successful business." Geoff Gunderson, Sioux Falls, SD.
G. Gunderson
"The Childbloom program is the most effective pedagogical curriculum I know…I have consistently witnessed outstanding young guitarists who were not only musically superior in their ensemble and chamber musical skills, but also fabulous soloists! The young artists trained in the Childbloom Program are a step ahead of their peer in my opinion." John McClellan, Author, Producer, Guitarist and Professor of Music, Webster University, St. Louis, So
J. McClellan
"The Childbloom Guitar Program is a wonderful method for students and teachers. The pedagogy is inspiring and fun for the students. The initial teacher training and follow-up workshops are very enlightening, enabling the teachers to take advantage of other instructors' experience and expertise. The earning potential of the program is the highest of any Method I've found." Jan Ryberg
J. Ryberg
"When I came into contact with The Childbloom Guitar Program, it opened doors I never imagined for young children. The materials are excellent! They have real musical content so they are interesting to learn. Teaching is a happy occasion for the kids and the teacher!"  Gilda Blanchard
G. Blanchard
"With two performance degrees and no job opportunities I decided to open a Childbloom Program. I love using the materials and curriculum. In addition I earn two to three times more that my part-time university teaching and greater job security and satisfaction. Operating this Program was one of the best decisions I've ever made." Polly Maynard MM, Denton Tx.
P. Maynard
"When was 25 I thought, ‘Why do I want to waste my time teaching children?’ I didn’t see the potential for a musical career that Childbloom Educator Training offered. Although I taught college for 20 years, teaching children has been much more musically rewarding. Even with Suzuki training, I never had the studio I needed to support a family. The Childbloom Program has allowed that and more. I only wish I had done it sooner."
Michael Miller
"I love the repertoire, beautiful music that is a joy to play and teach." K. Kerwin, Austin
Katie Kerwin
"Childbloom is a one-of-a-kind program that provides the highest quality of music education for kids of all ages. It has the capability of sharing with children a fulfilling passion in the arts. Having started with the Childbloom Program when I was only 8 years old, I know the power of learning music at a young age. It has given me a deeper connection with my true self and has allowed me to blossom in a career driven by creativity and not money." Trevor Willmott - Nashville
T. Willmott
“The kids love this program. I have not had one child fail to become excited about it.” K. Hanser, St. Louis, MO
K. Hanser
"When I first learned about the Childbloom Guitar Program I was admittedly more impressed with the potential increase in income. Since I began teaching the Childbloom Program here in Tulsa … I’m having as much fun as the students. The piano and violin have had an effective pedagogy available to children for many years. Now with the Childbloom Guitar Program, the guitar is on an equal level.” – Michael Fowler, University of Tulsa, OK
M. Fowler
“Childbloom has offered that opportunity…to build a successful studio reliably and quickly. However, the program has proven its worth from more than a financial standpoint – lots and lots of children are learning to play the guitar!” – K. Larson, Boise, ID
K. Larson