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Testimonials

FROM PARENTS

 

“Amazing opportunity for young musicians to learn how to play in a band and perform together. Watching these kids get more and more comfortable on stage has been so fun. Steve and his team provides a safe, fun place for these musicians to hang out and be creative together. The band directors are wonderful with the kids and spend countless hours helping them. It's been a great experience for our son who's been with Steve and his team the past 22 months.”

- Bountiful Parent via Facebook, 2018  ★★★★★

 

“My son is loving MusicGarage program and the staff. He joined a few months ago and had progressed so much already.  He loves the rest of the kids too.

- Taylorsville Parent via Facebook, 2018 ★★★★★

 

“We found MusicGarage at the right time in my daughter's music career. You always hear, when one door closes another one opens. This was definitely true in this case. My daughter loves playing in a band setting, the format is perfect for her.  We love Steve and his team!” 

- Millcreek Parent via Yelp!, 2018  ★★★★★

 

“MusicGarage provides a very positive thing for all the kids involved. It provides opportunities to the kids they wouldn't otherwise have. My son looks forward to participating every week. I wish I had a program like this when I was a kid.”

- Taylorsville Parent via Facebook, 2018  ★★★★★

 

“MusicGarage provides an amazing program for young musicians. Kids  perform at all kinds of venues, getting great stage and performing experience. Watching these kids grow in their skills as performers has been so fun to watch. Steve and the teachers truly care about these kids and music and do a great job with them. Our son absolutely loves it.”

- Bountiful Parent via Yelp!, 2017 ★★★★★

 

"We love Steve and his staff!  Over the last 3 years we have seen kids learn different musical styles, make life-long friends and get top notch coaching. They form bands, write music and perform all over Utah on stage, television and radio.  They have also recorded their songs in the studio and have a lot of fun!"

- Park City Parent, 2017

“This a very awesome place, and everybody that is there treats you like family, that is incredible and is so hard to find people & places like this anymore. You need to check out this place !!!”

- Salt Lake City Parent via Facebook 2015  ★★★★★

"Thank you so much for all you do... supporting these kids' passion for music!! And for this incredible opportunity for my kids to express themselves through their love for music and we are so grateful to be a part of this family.  I love it, love it all!"

- Sugar House Parent, 2015

“What an awesome opportunity it was for my boys to attend this camp and improve their skills as musicians and performers! The really learn the ins and outs of being in a band: teamwork, organization skills, and dependability. They also get to perform at the end of the camp for their families, which is an awesome added bonus!”

- Salt Lake City Parent via Facebook 2014  ★★★★★

"My son has been involved in MusicGarage for over a year.  I've been impressed with his playing and performance progress at venues from big festivals to small venues. These kids get great performance opportunities and the staff truly care about the kids...and are very trustworthy. The program has attracted very high quality kids both musically and as people with no "less than desirable" kids at all.  I'm proud that my son has high caliber kids to associate with I believe this stems from Steve's approach. The program is a very safe environment for your kids, where they'll learn valuable skills of working together. Other programs we looked at were as much more expensive and didn't offer as much as Steve offers.

- Draper Parent, 2013

"Thank you so much for all you do and your passion for music that is supporting these kids' passion for music!! And for this incredible opportunity for my kids to express themselves through their love for music and we are so grateful to be a part of this family.  I love it, love it all!"   

- Sugar House Parent, 2013

"Thanks for all you are doing for these kids. I've watched my son excel in his stage presence and musicianship since he has joined your program. I hope it continues in its success."

- Holladay Parent, 2013

"As a parent, I have been extremely pleased with the great work Steve has done as the leader of this program. He is a consummate professional who is not only a talented musician, but an inspiring motivator. I can't say enough nice things about Steve. I sure enjoy working with him."

- Millcreek Parent, 2013

"Steve is an excellent director at MusicGarage.Org. His passion for what he does shows in his detailed knowledge, positive attitude, and strong work ethic."

- Salt Lake City Parent, 2013

"Steve is a fantastic mentor/coach to the kids. He got my daughter to a level I never thought possible as a singer-songwriter and performer. His rates are frankly under market for the results that you can expect. An incredible value/experience/journey....I highly recommend him and MusicGarage.Org!"   

- Salt Lake City Parent, 2011  

"MusicGarage.Org provided my niece with exactly what she needed when she needed it. Her experience at Steve's music programs landed her amazing gigs she could not have gotten otherwise.  Steve is making a HUGE positive impact on young musicians."

- Holladay Uncle, 2011

"My daughter was looking for something to do with her music during summer. This was perfect. A very positive experience, and WOW! what Steve was able to do with these kids in only 2 weeks!  His ability and love of working with kids really shines. We will definitely be doing the next session in Park City in Oct."

- Park City Parent, 2010
 

FROM OUR STUDENTS

"I loved all of the performance experience that I got while I was involved in the program, and I met some amazing musicians and made great friends. I would absolutely recommend MusicGarage.Org to young musicians who want to be more involved in the music scene in Salt Lake City."

- Park City Student, 2017

"Steve’s program was a great experience for me and many other kids. Not only did we get to play great songs with great musicians, but we played so many great gigs at wonderful venues. Such a great experience and I recommend it to anybody who wants to get involved in the music scene."

- Sandy Student, 2016

"I love what MusicGarage does!  My thirteen year-old son learns from top notch band instructors at MusicGarage.  The kids' growth in music skills, respect and camaraderie is heartwarming and fun.  Thanks to the staff, families and Steve Auerbach - whose vision, heart and dedication make it possible."

- Salt Lake City Parent, 2016

"It’s so much more than I realized in the beginning.  My daughter really enjoyed working with a great band of talented kids whose progression during just one summer was really impressive.  I know the kids brought the talent, but Steve and Terence really pulled them together. Thank You!"

- Park City Summer Parent, 2014

“These wonderful people gave me one of the best summers of my life! With amazing mentors and a great crowd of people, it truly is a youth music program that performs.”

- Park City Summer Student via Facebook 2014,  ★★★★★

"MusicGarage.Org staff are fantastic mentors and coaches to the kids. They got my daughter to a level I never thought possible as a singer-songwriter and performer. The rates are frankly under market for the results that you can expect. An incredible value, experience and journey. I highly recommend MusicGarage.Org!"

- Cottonwood Heights Parent, 2014

“MusicGarage.Org gave me a place to belong when I was a middle schooler who didn't 'belong anywhere'. I was free to express myself with a unique and diverse group of kids and staff who helped me to find my creative voice as bandmate and singer-songwriter.  I will cherish my experiences at MusicGarage.Org for the rest of my life!”

- Holladay  Student, 2014

“I can easily say that joining this program was the best decision I have ever made. After 2 years, it not only shaped me into a better musician, it introduced me to amazing people that I still call my best friends even after leaving. The coaches are some of the most supportive and sweetest people I have ever met. This program is an amazing thing, I'm so lucky to have been apart of it.”

- North Ogden Student via Facebook, 2013  ★★★★★

"Steve was a large influence in my growth as a musician. He was always supportive and pushed me forward with an emphasis on humility. Terence is one of the best musicians I have ever encountered. Throughout our years together he offered unique and insightful knowledge to push my musicianship to new levels."

- Sandy Student, 2009

"With Steve and Terence, I learned how to be a well-rounded musician that could enter any professional situation with confidence.  I have been able to work full-time as a guitarist in Utah and it all started with the mentoring of these very knowledgeable teachers. I sure do love them both!"

- Bluffdale Student, 2009

FROM COMMUNITY, VENUES AND PARTNERS

"I have always been very impressed with both the professionalism and musicianship of the Steve's MusicGarage.Org students.  I have had a lot of fun mixing them at Deer Valley Amphitheater, and am looking forward to future gigs."

- Dave Hallock, Audio Engineer, Mountain Town Music, Park City, 2018

“Steve and his team are making a big investment in our most vital natural resource, and it's paying off big time! Our children! Wish I would have had something like this as a child growing up. Steve and his team have proved to be an invaluable resource for local and touring pro-musicians who need a professional space to rehearse or put together a show. Also meets my criteria for spending locally whenever possible.”

- Dan Walker, Musician and Bandleader via Facebook, 2018  ★★★★★

“Steve has amassed an amazingly talented and dedicated bunch of musician-teachers and recording savvy personnel to really open the eyes of our kids. Not only do they learn the proper ways to perform on stage, but they learn that what they garner in the studio will also help them get along with peers, at work, and that when they focus and dedicate, the rewards are immeasurable…”

- Alan Roy Carrington, Musician and Photographer via Facebook, 2018  ★★★★★

"What I admired most from working under Steve and Terence was their ability to share their vast musical knowledge in a way that kept all skill levels and ages engaged and interested. Working with them is like watching a special kind of magic These guys really know how to make it fun, and all the while keep smiling.”

- Secily Saunders - Music Educator, Producer, and Musician, 2016

"Steve Auerbach took the incentive to help make a new youth performance program at the Utah Arts Festival.  Steve coordinated some of the technical requirements and supported the effort by bringing additional equipment  for the benefit the other youth groups (competitors) involved. Steve went above and beyond the call of duty, and the kids perform marvelously.  They certainly exhibit a great deal of professionalism and a high caliber of musicianship. We’ll be happy to have them back at the Arts Festival in the future!"

- Stephen Floor, Utah Arts Festival, Music Coordinator, Salt Lake City, 2016

"Steve is a great guy who works so well with the young musician students he has come in contact with. He inspires the youth to do their best and he gets it from them. He's also a gifted musician who can entertain a group of people."


         - Steve Williams, Jazz Radio Host KUER (retired) and KCPW, 2016

"As a parent, I have been extremely pleased with the great work Steve has done as the leader of this program. He is a consummate professional who is not only a talented musician, but an inspiring motivator. I can't say enough nice things about Steve. I sure enjoy working with him."

- Mike Mower - Deputy Chief of Staff to Utah’s Governor Herbet, 2015

"Steve is an incredible visionary and businessman. I am honored to know him and to have learned from him..."

- Steffon Olsen and His Blue Light Orchestra 2013

"Steve is a brilliant manager with a high level of both artistic and technical expertise as a producer, performer, teacher and audio engineer. Personally and professionally, as an owner of a music venue, I aspire to continue to work directly with Steve on many future collaborations."

- Steven, Venue Operator - Salt Lake City - 2013

"I was such a troubled little monkey when I was a kid, and I sure wish I would've found something like MusicGarage.Org back then for myself! I am so astounded by the kids- not only their amazing talents and fearless energy, but their good manners and their wonderful demeanor in general. I believe that by giving these kids the opportunity to shine via music and express themselves in this productive way it has helped alleviate some of the other stressors in their lives that might otherwise lead them to create more challenges for themselves (too much time to think of ways to cause trouble.  I am so inspired to know that as a community we are continuing to prioritize these skills and qualities in our youth because the effects are so far-reaching. I made it out okay, but it would have been a much easier ride for me if I had something like MusicGarage.Org when I was younger. I am so grateful to get the chance to help make that change."

- Ischa Bee, Musician, Actor, Model - lead singer of the band, via Yelp!  ★★★★★

"Thanks for taking such good care of our crew, band, equipment and tour bus!  The facility is great, staff very helpful and the equipment all work-out just fine for us getting ready for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.  We love you guys and we'll tell our friends and we hope to be back soon!"

- Taking Back Sunday, Warner Bros. Records 2012 (rehearsal client)

"Surveys show that both adult and high school students are excited about the MusicGarage.Org MusicStudio™ classes.  They consistently report having a great experience would highly recommend it to a friend. They rate the instructor as enthusiastic and knowledgeable."    

- Suzanne Hammond, Salt Lake City Community Education, 2012


"The MusicGarage.Org venue is rad! This is some of the best sound Totem & Taboo has EVER had. Thanks Steve Auerbach!"

- Camden Chamberlain, Music & Video Producer (Totem and Taboo, Cavedoll), 2012

"Steve is a highly skilled keyboardist and tasteful performing musician, as well as an incredible educator. Steve particularly impresses me with his communication skills, business acumen and solid judgment. I highly recommend Steve."  

- Joe Judd, Video Producer, 2012

"Steve Auerbach is a cultural powerhouse for this town, and his tireless promotion of music and music education cannot be ignored. MusicGarage.Org not only gives young players a safe place for practice, mentoring and networking, but also serves as a showcase for visual artists as well."  

- Alex Boynton, Artist/Musician, 2012

"I love rehearsing at Steve's MusicGarage.Org studio and have referred everyone I know!!  Thanks again!"

- Leguiya Jordan, Bandleader/Producer 2012

"Steve is brilliant manager with a high level of artistic and technical expertise as a producer, performer, teacher and audio engineer. Personally and professionally...I aspire to continue to work directly with Steve on many future collaborations."

- Steven Spencer, One Mind Studio, 2011

"Not only is Steve Auerbach incredibly dedicated to his team and organization, he is constantly looking for ways to participate in and serve his community. His enthusiasm, professionalism and work ethic come through in all of his efforts."

- Kristen Beck, SLC Downtown Alliance/Farmers Market, 2011

"Steve is a highly motivated music industry professional who I would recommend to any one."

- Brad Chapman, Celebrity Vocal Coach, 2011

"I worked with Steve during his summer camp for teenage musicians. He has an uncanny ability to bring out the best in his students and show them the happy medium between working/practicing hard and having a great time."

- Robert Hyatt, Music Teacher - Park City - 2011