Music Lessons

Judy Insley is well-respected and highly in demand as a music instructor of acoustic instruments such as guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo and ukulele.  Her easy-going, positive, and enthusiastic style provides her students with the motivation to reach their highest musical potential.

Quotes:

"Judy is such an asset to our lesson studio here at the Detroit Violin Company. She has a wonderful ability to teach students at all skill levels; from the serious student wishing a career in music, the backyard musician wishing to share music with friends and family, and the quiet musician wishing to play only for themselves. She inspires all of her students to grow as musicians."

Kristen Williams
String Restoration, Repair and Sales
Detroit Violin Company - North
Waterford, MI


"I look forward to every session.  Judy is very caring and has lots of patience."  - Glenda G., Age 67 -  5-String Banjo Student

"Judy makes us want to play our best because of her positive, professional style of teaching.  With her calm, gentle demeaneor, she finds the right way to instruct that keeps us feeling motivated.  We both highly recommend her to anyone of any age wanting to learn to play the guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo.  She is simply the best." - Jim and Robin B., Age 50+  - Guitar and Ukulele Students

"Lessons with Judy are great!!  She manages to make them fun as well as a good learning experience.  She helped me change my point of view about notes, rests, and all music in [general].  Judy has taken me from some music-loving kid and turned me into an artist who loves music and anything to do with it.  She is not only a teacher, but a friend to me and all of her students.  I'm happy to say that Judy is the BEST.  She is positively awesome!"
Hailey B., Age 13 - Guitar and Ukulele Student

"I really appreciate your kindness and patience with [my daughters].  They are blessed to have such a wonderful teacher!" - Julie W., mother of guitar students Jordan (Age 14) and Jenna (Age 10)

"You've helped me get to a place with music that I never thought I'd be capable of.  For that, I can't thank you enough.  Taking lessons with you was one of the best decisions I've made." - Andrew S., Age 28 - Mandolin Student