"Dr. Toni James shares her vast entrepreneurial skill sets with students" -Dr. Marian Liebowitz, Professor Emeritus of Music, San Diego State University 

"Her virtuosity and vast knowledge mean there is no style of music she can't teach" -Masters student in piano performance (anon.)

"Great mentorship goes beyond acquiring musical, practical and professional skill sets.  When she volunteers to help students with extra-curricular projects, she is not doing it to make a statement; she is doing it to make a difference" -Kevin Hernandez, Artistic and Executive Director San Diego Guitar Festival

"She is that rare combination of brilliant pianist and sensitive teacher" -Dr. Donna Brink Fox, Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs Eastman School of Music

"Developed and implemented high-impact educational practices that improved student access and success"

                                                                          - San Diego State University 2018 Exceptional Service Award


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Toni is a member of Doyenne Duo