Reviews

 Nancy K

Creative, interesting, knowledgeable, patient, passionate

Sat Aug 07 2021

Jeffrey Beam

Mr Sweet is a genuinely passionate and creative teacher. Each tutoring session was fun and I learned a lot.

Sat Aug 07 2021

April Nicotera

I’ve been taking lessons from Adam for several years. I started playing fiddle as an adult, and he was patient with my learning and lack of time to practice sufficiently. He has a great breadth of knowledge about different styles of music. We have played Celtic, Scottish, québécois, old time, bluegrass, and Western swing, as well as indulging in my interest to do a tour of Christmas carols. I have done lessons both in person and on zoom! He’s a great instructor!

Sat Apr 09 2022

Will Melton

His deep knowledge about music, its origins and meaning. He gets his students into ensemble playing as soon as he can. That’s the fastest way to learn.

Sat Apr 09 2022

Linda Norotuck

I started taking private violin lessons in 2015 shortly after retiring from the medical field. About two years later I was playing Celtic music with fellow musicians from the Sweet music studio until the beginning of the pandemic. I am also learning Baroque music. Adam encourages his students to practice daily to attain a clear and beautiful tone. He’s very skilled at helping you to improve problem areas as well as always being patient and very professional with years of experience and knowledge. I am very pleased to have found his studio on the Internet.

Mon Apr 11 2022

David Ross

Adam is an incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and patient instructor who has completely redefined the way I approach the mandolin. I highly recommend him as an instructor. He manages to walk a line where I feel like I’m in control of the pace and contents of the lessons, but at the same time he is always ready with recommendations or suggestions to guide me. And I don’t feel like his suggestions are out of a book...he is really good at assessing where I’m at in my playing, how I could improve, and what I realistically have time for in any given week, and he specifically tailors the contents of the lesson to suit my particular requirements. We get into serious music in our lessons, but the atmosphere is always relaxed and I appreciate his sense of humor. And I also appreciate his holistic approach...we cover way more than I ever expected to: music theory, music history, technique, how to get the most out of my practice sessions, and what to think about when I do.

Tue Apr 26 2022

Karen Weinstein

I wanted to learn how to play mandolin as an adult, and Mr. Sweet was patient with my learning and lack of time to practice. He is patient, kind, funny and full of good suggestions. He works with me and helps me figure out what I need to do in order to play well. I have done lessons both in person and on Slack! He’s an awesome teacher!

Thu Apr 28 2022

Dallas Ducar

Adam is an amazing teacher and I’d recommend him to anyone!

Thu Apr 28 2022

Walter Poxon

Adam is great. I look forward to my lessons with him every week. I am currently studying mandocello with Adam. He makes our lessons productive and fun. Adam is really good at emphasizing correct technique, and explaining the history / origin of new songs when he introduces them. I feel like through my lessons with Adam, I am learning good technique as well as music theory which I never picked up (or maybe resisted picking up) as a classical music student.

Thu Apr 28 2022

Wes Autio

Adam is a very knowledgeable music teaching, proficient with several instruments. He is patient, and adjust lessons to the student's needs. I had him as a mandolin teacher for seven years and was very happy with his teaching.

Sun May 01 2022

Keith Higginson

I never thought at the start of this journey that I'd be playing classical music on a mandolin, but often, it really fits, and in general, it's helped to develop a kind of musicianship that I find I can apply to anything else I want to play. Adam is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor about music and music history. He supports a number of group projects (focusing on several different styles including classical, Celtic, and Klezmer) for students, which are an excellent way to learn.

June 12, 2022

Sigile Ni Delainaig, or Siuban Ni Dublainge aka Glenloe or Reel de la sorciere - I know it as Julia Delayney

  Glenloe Abbey in Kent JULIA DELANEY [1] ("Sigile Ní Delainaig" or "Siuban Ni Dublainge"). AKA and see "Glenloe,&q...