Selected Reviews of past Music for All performances

“I was impressed by their level of preparation for the ‘educational’ part of the presentation. It was well planned and was presented clearly and concisely. The musicianship was, of course, outstanding. This was a terrific opportunity for us!”

— Ben Burroughs
Music Teacher, Harley School




“The quality of the performance was high. The musicians were talented, passionate, and articulate. They made the music come to life. The students did not have to TRY to pay attention; they were intrigued.”

— Kathleen Benedetti
Cobblestone School




“The language and concepts (ostinato, texture, etc.) were directly in sync with our 5th grade curriculum. This group of 5th graders is typically very social … however, they were so ‘into’ the presentation that behavior was not a problem!”

— Kathy Griswold
Allen Creek Elementary


“I just wanted to extend our heartfelt thanks to you and the students at ESM. The Gibbs Street Saxophone Quartet was fantastic! Not only was the music sensational, but the presentation as a whole was a great experience for our students. Kristin, Mike, Dimitrios and Rich took the time to explain their instruments and their roles appropriately for the age range of each group. It was an inspiring experience for all the students who attended and we couldn’t be more grateful for such an enriching opportunity.”


— Diane Graham, Enrichment Teacher
Wolcott Street School
Leroy, NY



This was a spectacular performance. After the encore nobody wanted to leave! The performers spoke knowledgably and clearly about the music and included interesting background information on the pieces. They were quick on their feet and fielded tough questions about the history of the music they played. In addition, the performers spent a great deal of time afterwards visiting with the residents. This was greatly appreciated by all.”


— Rachel Lillie, Activities Director
Wolk Manor



The interaction between the musicians and our clients was just fabulous. The selection of the music and the informative and entertaining presentation was just what our clients needed after a long winter! I couldn’t have asked for more.”


— Annie Piazza, Director of Client Services
AIDS Rochester


“These students are true professionals and absolute gentlemen. They were well-spoken, and their passion for the music was evident in their performance. It was our pleasure having them!!! ”


—Nancy Perry
The Summit at Brighton


“We love participating in the Music for All program!”

—Jennifer Lenio
Brighton Library