Dr. Newbrough is a great artist, amazing teacher and an extraordinary person.
As an artist and teacher, each of his lesson is inspirational and eye-opening. He intuitively and rationally approaches music. Each change he suggests has a logical reason and the suggestion brings music to an artistic level. Dr. Newbrough expects his students to play like an artist and find their own styles. Regardless of his high expectations, after each of his lesson, I would feel like I can play like an artist because he offers what students need to achieve the goal. Dr. Newbrough has emphasized that good techniques are tools to realize the sound in pianist’s mind. He helps students to do that as he is great at explaining musicality and technique in words. Students do not have to worry about “what if I cannot work hard on the piano” because studying with Dr. Newbrough naturally makes students work hard with great inspiration and joy of music... Read the entire review here
— Linlin (X Huang), 2011, Japan
I had the privilege of studying with Dr. William Newbrough for 2 years, while pursuing a Master of Arts at Houghton College. I can't say enough how lucky I have been to meet such an outstanding pianist and wonderful teacher, and I consider him one of the most influential persons in my musical career. Dr. Newbrough is a teacher of rare gifts. Besides his vast knowledge and mastery of piano repertoire, he takes care of every musical and technical aspect, with an approach that combines scrupulousness and joy at the same time. From a technical standpoint, Dr. Newbrough not only identifies issues with the rigor and the professionalism of the great teachers, but he offers countless different ways to fix them, and yet, he is able to transform the technical... Read the entire review here.
— Fabio Menchetti, 2019, Italy-USA
Incredibly skilled musician and a truly caring professor. As other students have said on this site, he expects a lot of his students but he does everything he can to help them succeed and succeeding in his classes gives one a great sense of satisfaction.
— Student, 2013
Dr. Newbrough is an astounding pianist with excellent teaching abilities. He is extremely difficult to please, but if you work hard, he will reward you. He is very adept at finding ways to improve each individual in their own abilities, while establishing proper techniques. He pushes his students very hard, all the while with a caring heart.
— Student, 2011
Dr. Newbrough is BRILLIANT! It is an honor to study with him. He is a wonderful teacher who enjoys what he does, cares about his students, and exhibits a true love for music. He sometimes frustrates students with his very high expectations, but he get results!
— Student, 2004