Listed below are our current and past partnerships. If you would like to establish a future partnership, please contact us.
• Bethany Lodge
• Community Living York South
• Family Services York Region
• Hospice King Aurora
• Kerry's Place Autism Services
• Langstaff Square Care Community
• Marquee Theatrical Productions
• Memory and Company
• Meta Centre
• New Leaf
• Oak Ridges Retirement Community by Signature
• Sunrise Senior Living
• The Able Network
• Vita Community Living Services
• York Region Children's Aid Society
In the past 8 months Hailey has visited our home weekly to work with our two sons Sam and Max. Hailey is punctual, friendly, enthusiastic and professional in her approach to bringing music therapy to Sam and Max. Our sons always enjoy their session. Sam is 3½ years old. He has Lennox Gestaut syndrome, a form of childhood epilepsy, which is usually accompanied with attention deficit. The goal for Sam is to increase eye contact, ability to attend and encourage communication through songs, gestures and movement. Our son Max is 1½ years old. The goal for Max is to encourage his emerging language skills as he is quickly learning new words and phrases. As a result of music therapy both boys are learning to sit during circle time, take short breaks and also to take turns; all very important when they begin their formal schooling. The hour goes by quickly and is a combination of songs and sensory activities (eg: bouncing on a ball or swinging in a parachute.) The development of both boys is both measurable and rewarding to see. I recommend Hailey as a music therapist and music therapy as a modality to help young children with their cognitive development. It is in essence “developmental fun”!
Our daughter has been taking private lessons with Hailey for just over a year, and in this short amount of time, we have noticed great improvements in her singing, vocal range and her ability to sing with confidence! Hailey is very knowledgeable about all styles of music and adapts her lessons accordingly. Hailey is a warm and intelligent young woman and makes every lesson for our daughter relaxed, fun and very informative. Her academic background in the teaching of singing combined with her talent as a singer, makes her a wonderful ‘find’ for any student. Her knowledge and experience of both the theory and practice of singing makes her an invaluably inspiring and expert mentor and coach. We would have no hesitation to recommend Hailey Reiss to anyone looking for a singing teacher, no matter what level of singer they may be! Continued Success Hailey!!
- Joe and Gloria
Hailey has been fantastic with my son. My son is 8 years old and he is very shy and nervous around people that he is unfamiliar with. We started piano lessons with a different teacher before Hailey and for two months she could not make any progress with my son. He just watched, and listened, but didn't want to put his fingers on the piano. That's why we had to find another teacher. Hailey has been engaged with my son since the first day she taught him. She sets this friendly, relaxing tone while she's teaching and my son is not afraid of trying new things with her. She's a patient, kind and funny teacher. She knows how to cheer my son up when he is frustrated with his mistakes, and with her help, my son has developed a real love for music. He practices piano every day and he is much more confident in his abilities and has made a lot of progress overall. We really appreciate Hailey's help and we all love her.
Hailey has been teaching our 6 year old daughter to play piano for the last year. We really appreciate Hailey’s age-appropriate approach with our daughter—introducing games to help her learn the notes and sticker incentives for practicing—and for her patience in dealing with a limited attention span. Working with Hailey, Rowan is learning to play the piano and most importantly to like to play the piano—something the rigid techniques of other instructors didn’t foster. We would highly recommend Hailey as a piano teacher for young children.
Hailey has been teaching our daughter, Yasmine, for a couple of years now and we couldn’t be more pleased. With Hailey’s guidance and direction Yasmine has advanced her skills dramatically. I credit Hailey for her keen sense of understanding with regard to how to engage my daughter and retain her interest early on. Music is my daughter’s passion and Hailey has taught her not only specific techniques and music theory, but has encouraged her personal creativity. Hailey is a wonderful coach, I know firsthand how well she directs, instructs, inspires, and motivates a student. I must also mention her high degree of compassion, flexibility, and humor. She has that rare knack of imparting to a student the qualities of music appreciation, the joy of learning, and the drive and desire to progress. I would highly recommend Hailey Reiss as a teacher to anyone interested in discovering music.
I have been a flute student of Hailey's for a year. She assisted me in preparing for my university auditions. I found her coaching to be invaluable in my preparation and was a significant factor in my being accepted to the university music program of my choice.
- B. Pucca