About Me

Hello, I’m the Piano Lesson Girl of Piano Lesson Girl.net.

Piano Lesson GirlThis is my online instrument review site and music store. My goal is to provide you with a safe and easy way to shop. I will also share some interesting facts and opinions with you in my reviews.

My Review of the Casio PX-130 Digital Stage Piano
My Review of the LJ Hutchen Bb Clarinet with Hardshell Case
My Review of the LJ Hutchen Silver C Flute with Hardshell Case
My Review of the LJ Hutchen Eb Alto Saxophone
My Review of the LJ Hutchen Bb Trumpet
My Review of the Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar
My Review of the Yamaha YPT-230 Premium Keyboard
My Review of the Best Top Headphones
My Review of a USB Microphone
My Review Of The Snark SN-1 Guitar Tuner
My Review of the Cecilio Electric Violin

I also take the time to provide you with definitions and how certain features can be used on your instrument.

Whether you are a teacher, student or someone interested in learning on your own, you will find what you need through this website and my affiliate partners.

Although, the piano/keyboard is my (piano) forte, I have taken many hours to review other instruments and equipment as well. I am updating and adding reviews often (school comes first). Let me know if there is a specific review that I can help out with.

You may wonder why I would take the time to write these reviews. Well, it’s simple. I don’t want you to end up with a piece of junk. I’ve seen plenty of junk. I have been playing the piano for over 11 years and I’m only 15. That’s right, since age 4. I’ve also been giving lessons for over 4 years. So, I do realize that if you buy a subpar keyboard that you may not play it more than a couple of times. I want you to have the best reasonably priced keyboard you can. I also want you to enjoy the wonderful gift of music and that starts with having the right instrument.

Of course, I’m hoping that if you find my reviews helpful, you will put me on your toolbar and go through my site for any Amazon purchase :) You can help me with my goal of becoming the top affiliate for Amazon. Hey, a girls gotta be able to pay for college! I forgot to mention a Ph.D also. As a side note, you will notice several places on this site have an Amazon Search Box. This can be used to search ANY product that Amazon offers. If you happen to be one of the awesome, wonderful, brilliant shoppers that use “Dakota’s Search Box Of Dreams” to make your purchases, I applaud you and they should name a flavor of ice cream after you. It looks like this:

Thanks ahead of time. Okay, back to business.

I reviewed the following keyboard myself, I looked at customer reviews, and spoke with people who have had these. I don’t listen to what the manufacturer writes in the ad, cause duh, who’s gonna say someone else has a better product? I listen to the consumers. I listen to actual customers (like you). I look at the good and the bad and then make my recommendations. You can trust that I did my best for you.

This video is me singing with the Northwest Indiana Symphony in June 2010. I was one of the few winners of the competition! It was a great experience. I was able to sing in front of 300 people. Do I look nervous? That was so long ago, when I was young :) Okay, it was only last year.

Enjoy the travels on your musical journey!

Best Regards,
~Piano Lesson Girl

5 Responses to About Me

  1. I absolutely love your site, Dakota! I’m so inspired by your talent, innovation and drive, especially at such a young age! =) I played piano for years when I was younger — my parents still have my original upright piano in our living room at home in Vancouver, and your videos have me itching to play again. I’ll get a chance to when I head back in December! I’d be embarrassed to post any videos up though because I’m not that good at it. =P

    Excited to stay in touch and help you and your website grow! =) Hugs!

  2. Dakota says:

    Thanks Sam!
    I don’t know about talent, innovation, and drive, but you are right about the young age part! ;) Sometimes my parents have to prod me to work on an article or something website related, but I have been trying to get the innovation and drive part down. =) I didn’t know that you played! That is so cool, I’m sure you’ll feel like a pro again, once you have the chance to sit down and refresh your memory. I think it’s like riding a bike, once you’ve played, you’ll always remember how, at least to some degree. You should definitely send me a video through e-mail or something, I’m interested to know just how “not good” you are. ;) =) Thank you for the nice words, though.

    I’m excited to stay in touch as well, and excited for any help or input you offer with the website! Thanks for being so awesome! Hugs! =)

  3. Adrienne says:

    Hey Dakota,

    Glad you left this link on my site. I know nothing about pianos so my comments would probably not do you much good I’m afraid.

    Glad to see that Samantha stopped by, she’s a wonderful lovely young lady as well. Seems like you both have some things in common. Okay, so I can play a few songs on the piano but I can’t read music. I play by ear. I was also in the band in junior high and played the flute. I remember when I got first chair seven weeks in a row. That was a BIG deal back then and we are talking a long time ago too.

    Of all the things I wish I could do, sing is one of them so here you are at such a young age so musically talented. You have such a beautiful voice that I could listen to you sing all day long.

    So what do you want to do when you grow up? You said you want to attend college and get your Ph.D. in what? I’d be curious to know what direction you’d like to go. Hope it has something to do with music.

    Thanks for stopping by my site. You are such a special young lady and so glad we have met. I wish you the best, have a wonderful day.

    Adrienne

  4. Dakota says:

    Hey Adrienne,

    I’m so sorry for my late response, I haven’t checked my site for comments in so long!

    I’m glad you came and commented! Thank you so much! Yes, Samantha is a lovely young lady, and I’m so glad I met her (virtually, anyway).

    Well, being able to play by ear is a talent all in itself. If you also knew how to read music, that would be another plus, but many musicians would love to be able to play by ear! One of my (many) aunts also played first chair flute. I love the sweet sound of the music, it seems like such a difficult instrument!

    Thank you for the compliment. My parents tell me stories about when I was younger, attempting to sing and failing miserably. I used to sing quite a bit, but according to my parents, I really had no noticeable vocal ability until I was a bit older, about 10. My parents put me in voice lessons – not with the thought that I’d be an opera singer, but with the thought that it couldn’t hurt anything, and it might even help. But I guess with a wonderful teacher I turned out alright. ;) =)

    About college….well….I decided that I have time to decide. I am still e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y undecided, but I’m not going to stress about it until my Junior year, I figure about then I should start seriously considering what college, what to major in, etc. Of course I will be attending a college, but I’m not sure where yet. I know that I am minoring in music, and possibly having a double minor…music and ASL. For my major I might be doing something in one of the sciences, but that would include math, which isn’t a top thing on my list. =)

    You’re welcome, and thank you. I am definitely glad we have met as well.
    Thanks for your kindness, and awesome site!

    ~Dakota

  5. Mouh says:

    Hi Dakota,

    Just like Adrienne, I have nothing to say about pianos even though my first gift ever was a red piano. :) I knew how to play one song but I can’t play it now. I didn’t manage to learn it because I had other passions.

    I am really amazed you’re following your heart and starting this blog about your passion at a very young age. I am really inspired by that. I have no doubt you’ll be a huge success. I REALLY believe that.

    I watched two of your videos on YouTube. I watched these:

    Pachelbel Canon performed by Piano Lesson Girl
    Prelude in C by Bach performed by Piano Lesson Girl

    I LOVE both of them especially the first video. You’re such an awesome artist!

    Keep up the good work!
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