“We are so thankful to MontCo Music for instilling a love of piano in our children. They have such a great approach with kids, giving them confidence and a love for music right from the start. James is our teacher, and our children look forward to lessons every week. Thanks MontCo Music for all you do!”

-Amy Levy

“Scott has been an exceptional teacher. This has been Amelia’s first exposure to music lessons, and not only was it good, it’s been magical. Having studied music myself (and piano at that, around her age) I never remember it being fun. Scott has brought a playful and supportive environment to every lesson. He’s encouraged her to write her own music and it is so evident how much she has grown under his direction. He is a natural educator of music.”

-Lindsey Rosenberg

James Sauppe and MontCo Music have been teaching our son piano since 2014. They are the best! Our son loves to learn piano because James makes learning music fun. He shows up to your house on time and is professional and friendly. We have referred him to many friends and all of their kids love the music lessons they take from MontCo Music.”

-Abby and Brian Fishman

“We can’t imagine a better piano teacher for our daughter, June. James has a wonderful ability to meet each student where he/she is. He meets June’s enthusiasm for music and encourages her love of both learning favorite songs and learning how to notate her original songs. He is patient, kind and makes each lesson both productive and fun.”

-Fred and Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Elkins Park

“James is an all-around professional, as well as a kind and warm human-being! James has taught percussion to (I want to say WITH) our now 11-year-old son for two years. James uses a solid grounding in music education, humor, and structure to engage with kids in music-making. Our son looks forward to lessons with James and they have a great deal of fun together while they are teaching/learning. James is always prompt, professional, and focused on the tasks at hand. He is trustworthy and genuinely interested in the musical education of children. Thanks, James!”

-Krystiane Cooper

“Our daughter Hannah has been taking piano lessons with James Sauppe for a little over a year now. He is a very caring, dedicated and talented teacher. Highly recommended!”

-Jennifer Greene

James was the DJ at our son’s Bar Mitzvah in October 2015. He did a wonderful job arranging music that both my son and our friends would enjoy. The highlight of the evening was a duet of “Penny Lane” with James and Adam. The evening was great and everyone was on the floor dancing. The evening was a “Black/White” theme because of our son’s love of piano. This would not have been possible if our son had not developed such a love for playing. We have been thrilled with Adam taking lessons with James over the years and having him DJ truly made the evening feel very warm and intimate. We would certainly recommend James for any occasion you may have.”

-Pamela Maman

“My daughter, Isabella, started taking lessons with James about a year ago. In the short time, she can not only play several musical compositions, but her technical skills developed greatly, as well. James’ style meets the needs of my daughter perfectly and his patience and professionalism are superb! We only regret that we did not find him sooner. He is a great mentor and an inspirational musician.”

-Christine Lynn