"Barry has been our son's guitar teacher for 5 years. I often sit and listen to Barry give the lesson and admire his patient and caring manner. He always praises the technique that has been captured and in progress of being mastered. More impressively, he manages to be supportive and not become frustrated even when his student is having a challenge. He often will play along either a rhythm part, a harmony part or a solo once his student has mastered a song. That creates some very special ensemble music with his students. He has taken our little acoustic guitar playing boy and helped him to mature into an electric guitar playing soloist who is playing in one of Barry's student bands. The end-of-year student band concert that Barry puts on featuring all of his students in a real club is a treat we look forward to annually."
- Ben Burko
"Barry Goodz has been teaching my children to play the guitar and ukulele for over five years. His love of teaching and easy-going style is infused into every lesson and has encouraged my kids to love music."
- Judy Hagshi
My son Ryan has had 7 incredible years of guitar with Barry, and is now studying jazz guitar at Vanier College. Ryan is a child who never enjoyed lessons or structure of any kind and has often had difficulty relating to others. With much patience and understanding, Barry was able to transcend all those barriers, relate to Ryan, help Ryan grow as a person and guitarist, and instill a lifelong love of music and guitar. Ryan and I will always remember the the ways Barry went out of his way: studying the requirements for Ryan's school auditions, putting together a band to feature Ryan's Dire Straights solo, and more. Thank you!
"Barry has a unique understanding of how to motivate each student. He gets their individual needs and brings out their strengths. My son has been taking lessons and participating in band for almost 4 years. Under Barry's watch, I have watched his confidence grow exponentially along with his skill and love of music. And my boy plays a mean guitar. "
- Julie Kristof, Mom and future roadie for her son's band