"It takes a special gift to effectively teach students across the age spectrum, and especially to resonate with teenagers; but Terry S. has that gift. He presses students to do their best, but he's not overbearing. He is always encouraging and works with students at their own pace. He doesn't belittle students but rather recognizes students for what they have accomplished. He is flexible with music preferences, learning styles and past experiences. Terry is also a very talented musician, choir director and voice instructor". - Heidi R.