Of 58 reviews, 54 reviewers rated Coffee With Ray 5 Stars! *****
"...Coffee with Ray is a motivating resource about reigniting your passion for teaching, re-engaging your piano students and improving your communication strategies...Immediately engaging, Nick's book will appeal to any teacher who has had moments of thinking: "Why on earth do I do this job?" ... Nick will change your thinking about teaching."- Tim Topham, Educator and Blogger timtopham.com.
"If you're a teacher, coach, parent, or instructor of any sort - I'd recommend you get this book; it's really a quick, enjoyable read. Mr. Ambrosino's manner of writing is personal and grabbing... You'll find yourself hanging on the meetings between the characters and taking notes on the seemingly proverbial utterings that are routinely exchanged in their dialogue, and if you're like me, you'll immediately think of a half-dozen friends or colleagues that would also draw some great inspirations from this simple little coffee shop tale..." Isaac Ramaswamy, English Teacher, Sachem Public School District.
"Coffee With Ray is a must read for teachers and parents. Teaching is an art that supports the positive behaviors of learning. Nick's book is a clear guide to teaching and learning." - Miles Borden (retired educator: teacher, principal, ass't superintendent, et al.)
"Interwoven in the story that reads like a mystery novel are absolute gems of sound teaching and mentoring principles that will enlighten even the most experienced instructor. With great subtlety the author guides us through techniques that come alive through the very likeable characters and leave you wanting more." - James Conner
"As a piano teacher of pre-college as well as college students, I found many inspirational things to ponder and implement in my own teaching, not to mention my life in general...This is a book that you can read quickly, yet I have the feeling you will refer to it many times. I know I will! ... I think this would make a great appreciation gift for any teacher!" - Cynthia Groff
"This book is filled with insights and metaphors that shed light on an approach to delivering information that is brain compatible with the nature of learning. Educators, parents, coaches, and instructors will gain a great deal from reading Coffee With Ray, I know I did..." Michael Hebron PGA Hall of Fame
"Coffee With Ray is an absolute necessity for not just educators, but anyone dealing with children. (Parents!) This book offers invaluable information in such an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand way that you can apply Ray's simplistic wisdom in your everyday life immediately..." - Allison N.
"...If this text was available when I was teaching my Method courses as a Professor. I certainly would have placed it on the required reading list for Education students in all disciplines. A must for all teachers. "- Dr. Bert Konowitz.
"...A must read for anyone entering the field of teaching, or even thinking about teaching. I started the book before bed, and simply couldn't put it down until the last word was read. This book has changed the way I now view teaching, and has given me some valuable tools as inspiration." - Terri Hlubek, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association President and private studio piano teacher