“Many of Ms. Fotis’s innovative ideas are generated from her love of music and teaching, in addition to her continued endeavors for developing her pedagogical skills. She has organized trips to museums with guided tours by docents who understand her motives to expose youngsters to an enriching experience.”

“Ms. Fotis constantly creates and reinvents ideas for studio activities geared toward motivating and encouraging her students to perform their best and strive for advancement.”

Bonnie Kellert, NCTM
Past President, Washington (DC) MTA

“Over the past 8+ years, Linda has been an inspirational, dedicated and gifted teacher and friend to my daughter. Her patience and ingenuity have served my daughter well. I have no doubt that Linda has immeasurably enriched Julie’s life, as well as the lives of all of her students.”

“[Linda has] an uncanny ability to foster a love of music in her students. Through innovative programs, Linda shows her students the beauty and presence of music in their world.”

“Each of Linda’s unique initiatives has played a part in my daughter’s development. I continue to observe this phenomenon in Linda’s students as they evolve as musicians and as individuals.”

Nicole M. Maddrey

“Linda’s warm encouragement gave me confidence that I could learn to play the piano [as an adult]… Her studio brings adult students together in friendship and mutual support.  She enriches our lives with museum and concert outings.  And, besides teaching the mechanics of piano playing, she teaches us musicianship and appreciation of musical composition.”

Sabrina A. McCarthy
Adult Student

“THANK YOU! Merci! Danke! Tak! Obrigato! Asante! Shokrun!  What a wonderful recital last Sunday. It was a tremendous experience for Katharine and Josephine. It was an enormous challenge that they stepped up to – what a wonderful life lesson. They were both so proud. Thank you for pushing them and believing in them. And giving them the gift of music! Each and every student worked so hard and grew so much. I enjoyed every piece! It was a beautiful show. Your care and efforts were imminently clear.”

Allison Jenkins
Mother of Katherine & Josephine

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