"As a 5 year student of JD, I never had a single bad experience. He mentored me to learn how to play piano, and understand music in general. He is a very good piano teacher!" -Josh D.
"JD contacted me right away and it was easy to set up a series of lessons with him. I found him to be very knowledgeable, not intimidating and easy to follow. He is teaching me to take the knowledge that I already have, break it down, add to it and create a more interesting method of playing." -David P
"JD was quick to respond to my request for piano lessons. He is friendly and professional. Offers support for my own lack of music knowledge so I am able to assist my daughter with her practice at home. I really enjoy the laid back feel JD gives off during lessons, and best of all my 7 year old is having fun learning!"
I have taken piano lessons from JD for a year and a half. As an older adult who had never had formal lessons before I was nervous at first. But JD immediately put me at ease and I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons. He is patient and allows me to progress at my own speed. JD has taught me a great deal about music theory, piano technic, and genres of music I had not learned about before. JD is an accomplished musician on many levels but his passion is jazz and that really comes through in his teaching style. -Evelyn G.
J.D. has been teaching my daughter the piano for the last three years. After having a bad experience with an extremely high strung piano teacher, J.D. was a nice change with his laid back yet professional teaching style. My daughter was nervous at first but soon realized that J.D. was a great teacher, and she enjoys her weekly classes and has learned a lot. We have also really appreciated and looked forward to the holiday concerts J.D. plans each year. It's nice to have a showcase of what was learned over the last several months. I would recommend J.D. to new clients/students and believe he provides a great experience for learning how to play the piano! -Tom D.
"JD was the ceremony musician for a wedding I was coordinating this past weekend. He did an amazing job! He was on time, flexible with the program, not to mention everyone loved his voice/music. I would recommend JD to future wedding couples for sure!"
-Natalie W, Owner of Ginger Bee Events and Planning
"I've played several gigs for JD Dorland of JD Dorland Music, from restaurants and coffee shops to private parties and corporate events. He is always a pleasure to deal with, highly professional, and a very talented performer. JD possesses not only a high level of musicianship, but an amazing singing voice that makes me forget I'm at work!" -Dylan D.
"JD was fantastic. He is a skilled performer and everyone loved his music. He is easy to work with and we hope to work with him again in the near future" -Jack E.
JD is awesome, very passionate and loves to sing. I have been watching him perform for almost 3 years now. His keyboard talent is very impressive! -Julie S.
We had JD and his band play for our wedding and we loved it!! His voice and the music was exactly what we wanted. We got married 5 years ago and I still have people comment on how much they loved the live music we had and ask who we had play for us. Thanks JD! -Christina L.
I hired JD for a corporate holiday party and he delivered. Perfect blend of festive atmosphere without being overbearing. He was very professional and having his music in the background made for a very successful event. His playing was both classic and creative. All of our professional tenants really enjoyed the party and I would not hesitate to hire him again. I would highly recommend him for any occasion... this guy gets it.--Don H.
"I highly recommend JD. He has played for several of our Events including Christmas and we've never been disappointed!"--Mary A.