ThumbTack Customer Feedback Feb 15, 2020
There are teachers and there are Masters. Jim O. is a Master. No matter your level or age, Jim will work in his unique way to find, mold and enlighten the music genie inside you. I am an accomplished musician, but after working with Jim a very short time I realize it is as if I've been seeing in black and white. He has opened my eyes, ears and heart to Color, If you are seeking to grow musically in ANY way, stop your search. You have arrived 😉
Square Customer Feedback Nov 16, 2019
Regarding Environment, Other, Professionalism, Quality, Timeliness:
Experience exceeded all expectations. Thank you !
Posted On Facebook Sept 12, 2019
My 5 year old won 2 free classes at Sound Reason Music Studio. She had SO much fun with Jim O! She didn't have a particular instrument in mind, so he let her try out lots of different instruments. I'm not sure which of them enjoyed it more! His love and excitement for music radiates from him and inspires everyone around him! We'll definitely be back for more lessons!
From A Young Student At Christmas 2018
Jamie Beisell, Former Student, Music Tech Of Minneapolis
You were head of the keyboard department at Music Tech. I must say that you are one of the most influential and inspiring people in my life. Very cool dude!
Mike Kovacs, Music Teacher, New York City
A few years ago, I was placed in a composition class at Music Tech in Minneapolis. Within 10 minutes, everything I had learned about Music and composition from Rutgers University was upturned. Jim Oestereich's breath of knowledge, combined with his almost shamanistic teaching skill, changed my view on all I was taught. There is no other teacher with the knowledge, compassion, and understanding that I have ever met. I have seen him work with other students, as well as with the handicapped, and had my reality forever shifted. He's a teacher who can explain the basics to anyone of any age willing to learn, all the way to the most intricate and complicated Music Theory. Since being his pupil, I have set my standards according to what he has shown me and never looked back. There are people that call themselves teachers and are not teachers. There are people who call themselves teachers who try to teach. And then there is Jim Oestereich, the person to whom all teachers are measured against. Period.