I was 10 years old when I began lessons with Jeremiah Sibley, and continued for over 2 years. With minimal piano knowledge from extracurricular lessons in elementary school, Jeremiah Sibley began by tailoring the piano lessons to the little that I knew, and expanded from there. He was personable, easy-going, and down-to-earth. He simplified complicated chords, concepts, and progressions to my level of comprehension so that I could easily understand, practice, and later teach them to someone else.
Let me be clear, Jeremiah Sibley knows music. He went to bible school for music, has a degree in music, reads sheet music, and can play pretty much any instrument. What makes him unique as a piano teacher is his ability to structure lessons in an order that builds concept upon concept, allows the student to recognize relationships in music theory, and combines appropriate music theory with “Pentecostal” licks and tricks in a way that is easy to comprehend. His organization of each lesson and the order of those lessons allow the student to maximize the value he or she will experience in the duration of these lessons.
It is not often that you meet someone with God-given, natural musical abilities, with the supporting education, and who understands their art enough to efficiently and willingly teach it to someone else. Jeremiah Sibley is one of those blessed few. Especially in regards to church style of music, he will teach you not just the “how” but also the why, what, when, and where to use what you learn. When my lessons ended with Pastor Sibley, I felt like he had taught me everything he knew. And I left with a firm foundation of music theory and a strong confidence in my ability to continue piano playing.
The purpose I began lessons was to play for church, but the applications of those lessons surpassed just playing the piano. As a result, I have participated in public school musical productions, weddings, and other church and external church events. I have also been able to play other instruments, teach choir and other vocal groups, and even my own piano lessons.
I know firsthand that Jeremiah Sibley is an excellent piano teacher. If you are consistent, apply yourself, and practice these piano lessons, I guarantee the value you will experience will far outweigh the cost. He is the best piano teacher I have ever had the privilege of sitting under and concerning quality, he is second to none. If you get an opportunity to take piano lessons from him, whether through online videos or in person do not hesitate to do it. I am still reaping the benefits of mine.