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Testimonials

What people are saying about Inside Music Schools:
“Thank you so much connecting me with the people at the college tp help me prepare for my audition. What I learned in just two days was invaluable”.

Skyler H.

Student / Frisco, TX

You have done more for me than you can realize, and I can’t thank you enough. I can’t really put it all into words, let alone one email, so I’ll put it like this: Our relationship definitely will not end so abruptly. We’ve got a long way to go.

Mark M.

Student / Yorktown Heights, NY

To say that Steve took the overwhelming task of finding the perfect music school for my daughter from high stress to, “it’s all going to be o.k,” would be an understatement. We had absolutely no idea where to start...Read More

Julie K.

Parent / Gig Harbor, WA

Steve’s thorough knowledge of the world of music education has been invaluable as our son has gone through the process of applying to music colleges. The mock audition and interview were especially worthwhile... Read More

Jeff M.

Parent / Chappaqua, NY

I’m so happy and relieved to say that we finally made the decision to commit to Oklahoma City University!  I know I've said this before, but I really would just like to thank you for all your work and all your help..... Read More

Simon G.

Student / Miami, FL

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the support you’ve given to me and my family. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be where I am now at Holland College in Canada. I am very proud of being..... Read More

Andres U.

Student / Guadalajara, Mexico

Thanks so much Steve. Your help and advice were priceless and it has been a pleasure and an honor working with you. We will most definitely keep you as a part of our family.

Scott F.

Parent / Boca Raton, FL

Our family came from the Ukraine to US in October. In the Ukraine I studied in R.M. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music for 2 years and wanted to continue my education in the US. But I completely wasn’t familiar.... Read More

Genndiy K.

Student / Novelty, OH

It’s hard to put into words how beneficial our time spent together has been for our son. The feedback from you and the teachers you provided was so helpful to determine his areas needing improvement.

Brad H.

Parent / Frisco, TX

“Thanks so much for the wonderful trip itinerary and the mock audition and simulated admissions interview. The meeting gave me an expanded perspective, and the feedback and advice... Read More

James M

Student / Santa Barbara, CA

When I met Steve, I had no idea about the music education system  in the US. I am from a different nation so the education system that I see so far, is very different from the US education system..... Read More

Cem G.

Student / Istanbul, Turkey

When Steve speaks, you listen. When Steve speaks, you learn. Spending time with Steve is like taking mini master classes. There are always bits of wisdom, experience, and knowledge he shares with his quick wit.

Lauren Westendorf

Teacher & Asst. Director of College Guidance / Laurel School, Cleveland, OH

Thank you for the report and recommendations. But, even more important, thank you for helping Tyler focus and develop his thoughts on what he wants to do and the type of programs he wants to pursue in college... Read More

Rebecca L

Parent / Scarsdale, NY

Steve is always at the top of my list when I need information on music education. Not only does he deliver valuable insight of his own, but he always seems to know others who can answer my questions, and has been... Read More

Emile D. Menasche

Editor-in-Chief / Tune Magazine

Steve helped me find colleges that weren’t just strong in music; he helped me find colleges that offered exactly the kind of musical experience I was looking for. Over the course of my college search, Steve put... Read More

Henry G

Student / Rockville, MD

Mr. Lipman has consistently been one of the forward-thinkers in higher education admissions recruiting and creative institutional imaging. The results of his work over the years speak for themselves in a most positive way.

Randy Bell

President / McKee Consulting Associates

Steve was an incredible help throughout the whole college process. He goes above and beyond to be more than just a college counselor. He researched and found a great guitar teacher for me when I was in need... Read More

Zak K

Student / Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Thanks for everything Steve. I was very reluctant to use any sort of college counseling, but I’m eating my words because you were totally worth it.

Ethan C

Student / Nyack, NY

I just wanted to let you know that Dan received acceptance letters from the Hartt School, Berklee, NYU, and Temple! Thanks again for everything.

Frank H

Parent / Ardsley, NY

Steve was instrumental in establishing the business relationship between In Tune Partners and Berklee College of Music. In Tune and Berklee have worked together celebrating high school Jazz educators... Read More

Irwin Kornfeld

CEO / Tune Partners and Westchester Media

Hey Steve. I’m writing to tell you the good news. I got accepted into my first-choice college this week! I want to thank you again for your support and all the help you have given me. It really helped a lot.

Kevin M

Student / Chappaqua, NY

Knowing you and working with you has always been a pleasure. You were there for my son when he wanted to go to Berklee College of Music and you have been there for my clients throughout the years who have... Read More

Trudy Green

Artist Manager / HK Management

Steve is the pulse of what’s going on in music education. As a marketing consultant, he knows how to reach the students and present to them what they need to know. He gets in the trenches with you and can read between... Read More

Rosanne Lana

Executive Director / Lagond Music School

Your comments were so helpful, and make me reflect again — but in a more personal way — about societal and educational structures and pitfalls/expectations for college kids headed into the culture/entertainment sector.

Judith Coe

Associate Professor / Univ. of Colorado Denver

Steve and his staff have been very helpful in not only arranging tours of schools we are interested in, but also securing private meetings with admissions people and department heads. We even got to... Read More

Scott F.

Parent / Boca Raton, FL

Steve Lipman was the secret of success to acceptance at all the top music schools–with scholarships! He provided outstanding individualized attention every step of the way, from compiling a target list of an... Read More

Carol and Lawrence M.

Parents / Yorktown Heights, NY

Mr. Lipman was instrumental in guiding me through the entire college application process. He offered me the tools I needed to succeed in both my audition and interview. Throughout this entire process... Read More

Liesl E.

Student / Warren, MI

Applying to college for music is certainly a huge undertaking. Steve Lipman is an excellent resource to cater to my specific interests and desires. The college process would have been infinitely more difficult without him.

Dan H.

Student / Ardsley, NY

Steve was one of the most important influences at Berklee College of Music in my growth & development as a person and as a talent. He is a consummate professional and deeply caring individual, knowledgable... Read More

Shele Sondheim

President & CEO / CSM Words and Music

Steve helped my dreams of studying contemporary music in the United States become a reality with his extensive knowledge of the higher education system, the application process and what school would... Read More

Kodey B.

Student / Brisbane, Australia

We had amazing results with the support and guidance Steve’s consulting.  We came to Steve with specific needs and they tailored a program that fit our requirements exactly. His knowledge and belief..... Read More

Megan A.

Parent / West Hatford, CT

Steve Lipman is one of the most widely known and highly respected administrators in the music education sphere. His knowledge, experience, and contacts are vast and deep, and he has successfully assisted thousands... Read More

Angela F. F. Davis

Assistant Dean of Students / Berklee College of Music

It would be difficult to find anyone more knowledgeable about the world of contemporary music education and career preparation for professional musicians than Steve Lipman. As long time... Read More

Tom Stein

Professor & Executive/ Berklee College of Music & Global Music

Steve is an expert in higher education, especially admissions, marketing, recruitment, planning, and execution. He also has an eye for excellent graphic advertising. His decisions on ads and graphic design was the best.

Larry Bethune

Vice President / Berklee College of Music

Thanks Steve.  Your help and advice were priceless and it has be a pleasure and an honor working with you.  We will most definitely keep you as part of the family.

Susan F.

Parent / Boca Raton, FL

Steve Lipman consulted with me on ways to advance my existing career in music education. His information and advice were invaluable. I benefited greatly from his vast knowledge of the music education field... Read More

Paul Bangser

Director / Levine School of Music

I am so excited and appreciative of all that you have done and are still doing for me, to help me meet my personal goal of acceptance to Berklee College of Music!  Walking around Berklee with you was amazing... Read More

Avery J.

Student / Orange, CT

Steve is a consummate professional in all areas of popular music education. The depth and extent of what he offers is astounding. Not only is he seemingly connected to everyone in the field; he deftly... Read More

Bob Sinicrope

Director of Jazz Studies / Milton Academy

Steve Lipman has been an invaluable consultant, mentor, and friend in helping my son, Dan, pursue his dream of attending a music conservatory. Steve spent time listening to Dan and gave him detailed information... Read More

Nancy K.

Parent / Ardsley, NY

Working with Steve Lipman for the college application process was the best decision I could have made as a parent. From the very beginning he worked with my daughter and I to create a personalized strategic... Read More

Tracy A.

Parent / Washington DC

Steve has been an incredible asset to our program over the last five years. His advice to me, and to the students directly, has resulted in the placement of many of our musicians in top programs... Read More

Caleb Chapman

President / Chapman Music Institute

I could tell from the first meeting with Steve, as he sat round our dining table, that my 15 year old son was about to start the journey he had always wanted to take - to be a professional musician... Read More

Tom & Hazel G.

Parent / Braintree, MA

Steve and I were high school friends going together to see John Coltrane many times in the jazz clubs of Manhattan. His musical sense combined with the administrative skills he gained at Berklee... Read More

Dave Liebman

Jazz Saxophonist / NEA Jazz Master

Thanks again for all of your guidance. Although our son probably went in a completely different direction than was our initial plan when we first reached out to you, your honest advice was well taken and... Read More

Lisa B.

Parent / Sammamish, WA

Steve and his numerous professional contacts, friends, associates, and fellow alumni, did extensive evaluations of our son’s interview skills, performance capabilities, song writing potential, music technology skills...Read More

Cristy J

Parent / Orange, CT

Steve made my dream of pursuing the right course of higher education a reality. He opened the door to countless opportunities for a successful professional career. Anyone who works with Steve in any capacity is fortunate.

Michele Caniato

Associate Professor and Director / Jazz Studies

Steve - The advice you gave me for the college interviews was extremely helpful. And thanks for all the meetings with professors and students. The meetings gave me an expanded perspective.... Read More

James M

Student / Santa Barbara, CA

“Thank you so much connecting me with the people at the college tp help me prepare for my audition. What I learned in just two days was invaluable”.

Skyler H.

Student / Frisco, TX

You have done more for me than you can realize, and I can’t thank you enough. I can’t really put it all into words, let alone one email, so I’ll put it like this: Our relationship definitely will not end so abruptly. We’ve got a long way to go.

Mark M.

Student / Yorktown Heights, NY

I’m so happy and relieved to say that we finally made the decision to commit to Oklahoma City University!  I know I've said this before, but I really would just like to thank you for all your work and all your help..... Read More

Simon G.

Student / Miami, FL

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the support you’ve given to me and my family. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be where I am now at Holland College in Canada. I am very proud of being..... Read More

Andres U.

Student / Guadalajara, Mexico

Our family came from the Ukraine to US in October. In the Ukraine I studied in R.M. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music for 2 years and wanted to continue my education in the US. But I completely wasn’t familiar.... Read More

Genndiy K.

Student / Novelty, OH

“Thanks so much for the wonderful trip itinerary and the mock audition and simulated admissions interview. The meeting gave me an expanded perspective, and the feedback and advice... Read More

James M

Student / Santa Barbara, CA

When I met Steve, I had no idea about the music education system  in the US. I am from a different nation so the education system that I see so far, is very different from the US education system..... Read More

Cem G.

Student / Istanbul, Turkey

Steve helped me find colleges that weren’t just strong in music; he helped me find colleges that offered exactly the kind of musical experience I was looking for. Over the course of my college search, Steve put... Read More

Henry G

Student / Rockville, MD

Steve was an incredible help throughout the whole college process. He goes above and beyond to be more than just a college counselor. He researched and found a great guitar teacher for me when I was in need... Read More

Zak K

Student / Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Thanks for everything Steve. I was very reluctant to use any sort of college counseling, but I’m eating my words because you were totally worth it.

Ethan C

Student / Nyack, NY

Hey Steve. I’m writing to tell you the good news. I got accepted into my first-choice college this week! I want to thank you again for your support and all the help you have given me. It really helped a lot.

Kevin M

Student / Chappaqua, NY

Mr. Lipman was instrumental in guiding me through the entire college application process. He offered me the tools I needed to succeed in both my audition and interview. Throughout this entire process... Read More

Liesl E.

Student / Warren, MI

Applying to college for music is certainly a huge undertaking. Steve Lipman is an excellent resource to cater to my specific interests and desires. The college process would have been infinitely more difficult without him.

Dan H.

Student / Ardsley, NY

Steve helped my dreams of studying contemporary music in the United States become a reality with his extensive knowledge of the higher education system, the application process and what school would... Read More

Kodey B.

Student / Brisbane, Australia

I am so excited and appreciative of all that you have done and are still doing for me, to help me meet my personal goal of acceptance to Berklee College of Music!  Walking around Berklee with you was amazing... Read More

Avery J.

Student / Orange, CT

Steve - The advice you gave me for the college interviews was extremely helpful. And thanks for all the meetings with professors and students. The meetings gave me an expanded perspective.... Read More

James M

Student / Santa Barbara, CA

To say that Steve took the overwhelming task of finding the perfect music school for my daughter from high stress to, “it’s all going to be o.k,” would be an understatement. We had absolutely no idea where to start...Read More

Julie K.

Parent / Gig Harbor, WA

Steve’s thorough knowledge of the world of music education has been invaluable as our son has gone through the process of applying to music colleges. The mock audition and interview were especially worthwhile... Read More

Jeff M.

Parent / Chappaqua, NY

Thanks so much Steve. Your help and advice were priceless and it has been a pleasure and an honor working with you. We will most definitely keep you as a part of our family.

Scott F.

Parent / Boca Raton, FL

It’s hard to put into words how beneficial our time spent together has been for our son. The feedback from you and the teachers you provided was so helpful to determine his areas needing improvement.

Brad H.

Parent / Frisco, TX

Thank you for the report and recommendations. But, even more important, thank you for helping Tyler focus and develop his thoughts on what he wants to do and the type of programs he wants to pursue in college... Read More

Rebecca L

Parent / Scarsdale, NY

I just wanted to let you know that Dan received acceptance letters from the Hartt School, Berklee, NYU, and Temple! Thanks again for everything.

Frank H

Parent / Ardsley, NY

Steve and his staff have been very helpful in not only arranging tours of schools we are interested in, but also securing private meetings with admissions people and department heads. We even got to... Read More

Scott F.

Parent / Boca Raton, FL

Steve Lipman was the secret of success to acceptance at all the top music schools–with scholarships! He provided outstanding individualized attention every step of the way, from compiling a target list of an... Read More

Carol and Lawrence M.

Parents / Yorktown Heights, NY

We had amazing results with the support and guidance Steve’s consulting.  We came to Steve with specific needs and they tailored a program that fit our requirements exactly. His knowledge and belief..... Read More

Megan A.

Parent / West Hatford, CT

Thanks Steve.  Your help and advice were priceless and it has be a pleasure and an honor working with you.  We will most definitely keep you as part of the family.

Susan F.

Parent / Boca Raton, FL

Steve Lipman has been an invaluable consultant, mentor, and friend in helping my son, Dan, pursue his dream of attending a music conservatory. Steve spent time listening to Dan and gave him detailed information... Read More

Nancy K.

Parent / Ardsley, NY

Working with Steve Lipman for the college application process was the best decision I could have made as a parent. From the very beginning he worked with my daughter and I to create a personalized strategic... Read More

Tracy A.

Parent / Washington DC

I could tell from the first meeting with Steve, as he sat round our dining table, that my 15 year old son was about to start the journey he had always wanted to take - to be a professional musician... Read More

Tom & Hazel G.

Parent / Braintree, MA

Thanks again for all of your guidance. Although our son probably went in a completely different direction than was our initial plan when we first reached out to you, your honest advice was well taken and... Read More

Lisa B.

Parent / Sammamish, WA

Steve and his numerous professional contacts, friends, associates, and fellow alumni, did extensive evaluations of our son’s interview skills, performance capabilities, song writing potential, music technology skills...Read More

Cristy J

Parent / Orange, CT

When Steve speaks, you listen. When Steve speaks, you learn. Spending time with Steve is like taking mini master classes. There are always bits of wisdom, experience, and knowledge he shares with his quick wit.

Lauren Westendorf

Teacher & Asst. Director of College Guidance / Laurel School, Cleveland, OH

Steve is always at the top of my list when I need information on music education. Not only does he deliver valuable insight of his own, but he always seems to know others who can answer my questions, and has been... Read More

Emile D. Menasche

Editor-in-Chief / Tune Magazine

Mr. Lipman has consistently been one of the forward-thinkers in higher education admissions recruiting and creative institutional imaging. The results of his work over the years speak for themselves in a most positive way.

Randy Bell

President / McKee Consulting Associates

Steve was instrumental in establishing the business relationship between In Tune Partners and Berklee College of Music. In Tune and Berklee have worked together celebrating high school Jazz educators... Read More

Irwin Kornfeld

CEO / Tune Partners and Westchester Media

Knowing you and working with you has always been a pleasure. You were there for my son when he wanted to go to Berklee College of Music and you have been there for my clients throughout the years who have... Read More

Trudy Green

Artist Manager / HK Management

Steve is the pulse of what’s going on in music education. As a marketing consultant, he knows how to reach the students and present to them what they need to know. He gets in the trenches with you and can read between... Read More

Rosanne Lana

Executive Director / Lagond Music School

Your comments were so helpful, and make me reflect again — but in a more personal way — about societal and educational structures and pitfalls/expectations for college kids headed into the culture/entertainment sector.

Judith Coe

Associate Professor / Univ. of Colorado Denver

Steve was one of the most important influences at Berklee College of Music in my growth & development as a person and as a talent. He is a consummate professional and deeply caring individual, knowledgable... Read More

Shele Sondheim

President & CEO / CSM Words and Music

Steve Lipman is one of the most widely known and highly respected administrators in the music education sphere. His knowledge, experience, and contacts are vast and deep, and he has successfully assisted thousands... Read More

Angela F. F. Davis

Assistant Dean of Students / Berklee College of Music

It would be difficult to find anyone more knowledgeable about the world of contemporary music education and career preparation for professional musicians than Steve Lipman. As long time... Read More

Tom Stein

Professor & Executive/ Berklee College of Music & Global Music

Steve is an expert in higher education, especially admissions, marketing, recruitment, planning, and execution. He also has an eye for excellent graphic advertising. His decisions on ads and graphic design was the best.

Larry Bethune

Vice President / Berklee College of Music

Steve Lipman consulted with me on ways to advance my existing career in music education. His information and advice were invaluable. I benefited greatly from his vast knowledge of the music education field... Read More

Paul Bangser

Director / Levine School of Music

Steve is a consummate professional in all areas of popular music education. The depth and extent of what he offers is astounding. Not only is he seemingly connected to everyone in the field; he deftly... Read More

Bob Sinicrope

Director of Jazz Studies / Milton Academy

Steve has been an incredible asset to our program over the last five years. His advice to me, and to the students directly, has resulted in the placement of many of our musicians in top programs... Read More

Caleb Chapman

President / Chapman Music Institute

Steve and I were high school friends going together to see John Coltrane many times in the jazz clubs of Manhattan. His musical sense combined with the administrative skills he gained at Berklee... Read More

Dave Liebman

Jazz Saxophonist / NEA Jazz Master

Steve made my dream of pursuing the right course of higher education a reality. He opened the door to countless opportunities for a successful professional career. Anyone who works with Steve in any capacity is fortunate.

Michele Caniato

Associate Professor and Director / Jazz Studies