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​"Both my kids, my daughter of 4 and my son of 10, take music lessons at Carpediem. Their teachers Lena and Fran are lots of fun just like my son says :-) and really knowledgeable. They are both very caring and so creative! Allways coming up with new fun ways to teach their lessons making things interesting and dynamic. My kids are learning so much without even thinking about it, they love and enjoy every single moment at Carpediem and always look forward to come back!"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Marah L

"This couple of teachers are pros... both graduated of superior level in their specialties, and that is a lot of years of practice that has obviously given them their expertise. they're the real deal ; ) ...no joke!"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Paul G

"I love Lena as my voice instructor! Before I took voice lessons with her, I was extremely self-conscious about my voice and singing ability. From the moment I first walked into my first class, she put me at ease by creating a safe, fun, and comfortable environment to learn in.It is evident that Lena a genuine caring interest in her students and seeks the best way to instruct them. I am a very visual leaner, nevertheless Lena is able to break down singing techniques and concepts in a way that I can understand. I am very appreciative Lena as my instructor and looking forward to my future progress and lessons with her."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jordan L

Lena was by far one of the most fun, inspiring and knowledgeable teachers I have ever had. She was always positive and somehow you felt better about yourself when she told you you did something wrong. She is a great teach whether you are serious about you vocal career or just having fun!


​Lena has an amazing ability in helping you reach your greatest potential. She is intuitive, perceptive, and meticulous in discovering your weaknesses and helping you overcome them.  Like an athletic trainer, she has an intricate knowledge of the muscles required for your performance, and she is excellent in helping you strengthen them.  However, Lena is not only an amazing teacher, she is also a wonderful person to be around. I always loved coming to her lessons, not only because I learned so much, but also because she became a great friend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sophia J

In my experience Mrs. Lena focused not only on the precise execution of note after note, but also on the musicality of a performance in her instructions. She had an excellent ear for understanding just the right emphasis and emotion one should convey in a specific piece of work.  

She is beyond professional, and it is obvious that she truly enjoys teaching from how she treats her students.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               David W

I am taking piano class with Fran since 3 months ago, starting from scratch. He has been very professional and knowledgeable, and in the meantime, being nice and forgiving (especially when I have no time to practice due to my work).


It's hard to find a teacher like Lena. She can relate and find ways to make it fun for my kids. Patient, incredible teaching ability for young learners. Lessons tailored to ability of students. Especially good with encouraging children in a way that is fun and progressive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Joe D

Wonderful teacher for our son! Fran has been teaching our seven-year-old for many weeks. Fran is extremely patient and good-natured - which is so important with kids! Our son looks forward to his lessons, is progressing well and, most importantly, really enjoys playing his drums. We feel very fortunate to have found him.


Highly Recommend!!! As a self taught drummer with no prior instruction, I came into my lessons wanting to learn the fundamentals; and Fran was perfect for what I wanted to accomplish!  I felt that his lessons were catered specifically for me, and every week I looked forward to my lessons with him because he's fun, passionate and very knowledgeable. I would highly, highly recommend Fran!!!.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Don W

Great Instructor !!   Nice Guy!!  He has always passion and my son really like Fran´s lessons. My son is lucky that he could meet with wonderful instructor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Charlie L

I am a beginning drummer who started drumming a year ago. I am over 30 years old!! Have only had a few lessons so far with Fran, but looking forward to many more. He is knowledgeable, thorough, really pays attention to what you are doing. He recognizes that I am serious about learning, and doesn't minimize my education just because I am starting late. He's a great find!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bradley K

Lena is absolutely FANTASTIC! Not only does she have a tremendous voice skills set, she also has a wonderful sense of humor and extraordinary patience and creativity that makes her an effective teacher with even the most self conscious student. Despite being in my 40s with no previous training, Lena helped me to find and develop my "true" alto singing voice with proper techniques. I now sing confidently in situations where I used to lip-synch to try to avoid embarrassment (church, social events, etc). As an added bonus, my public speaking skills have significantly improved. When my kids noticed how my new singing skills helped me to happily express myself more freely, they wanted in on the action too! My tween-age son asked Lena to also help him find his voice, and since then he has been complemented by strangers in church for his pleasing vocal quality, and the courage to use it boldly in public. We love working with Lena, highly reccommend!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Michelle C

Lena was very fun and patient teacher. My 11 year old boy can be a handful but she was able to connect with him to teach him some basics on his first lesson. He is excited for lesson number 2.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jonathan H

Lena is wonderful! I really enjoy taking lessons with her. She is passionate about what she does, encouraging and knowledgeable!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ksenia C

Well my daughter has taken piano lessons from Mrs. Lena for approximately four months. Mrs Lena is very patient and very knowledgeable when doing her lessons. My daughter really enjoys working with her, because she makes it fun and enjoyable. Lena is very outgoing, and is willing to do what is needed for your child to understand and learn. I would defiantly recommend her if you are looking for someone to teach your child music, voice, or piano.


Lena is just super! I love her approach with my daughter and that is positive. I would highly recommend Lena!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Erica M

Lena was awesome! A 5! My son loved her teaching style. She was so patient with him.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jonathan H

Lena is really good, she has extensive experience and knowledge and is able to think outside the box and be creative in her lessons. My daughter adores her and looks forward to her lesson each week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mirna O

So glad to have found Miss Lena! My daughter absolutely adores her. I love having concerts/recitals every so often, it gives her a goal to reach for & they get so proud of themselves. My daughter usually cannot sit still but loves Miss Lena's teaching style, she makes it fun. My daughter will be attending camp with her this summer, getting exposed to a little bit of everything. Miss Lena is talented & passionate about all of the arts, not just piano, not just singing but drama & all art. It is reflected in her home/studio. Her passion seems to rubbing off on my daughter & it is so worth it...thank you Miss Lena!

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My daughter is ten years old and takes lessons with Lena. There are not enough words to describe how wonderful, professional, caring, enthusiastic and exceptional Lena is! She is an incredible resource for our community. I hope many other families get to experience all that Carpe Diem has to offer. Truly amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Laurie L