August 21, 2017

Testimonials

Debating whether to take up lessons? It can be daunting learning a new skill at any age, however it need not be with the right teacher. My pupils are the best people to ask about piano lessons. Here’s what some of them have to say…

“I chose Mat as my piano teacher on the recommendation of a work colleague whose wife and daughter were doing really well. Having started learning in my mid 50’s, I was quite nervous about how much progress I would make. Mat is just great, friendly, funny, instructive and supportive. When I’m stuck or struggling, he can always find a different way to help me along. He himself seems to be able to play anything and everything which in itself is quite inspiring. Just passed ABRSM grade 2, so I’m starting to feel like a real piano player now! Never thought I’d progress so well in a short time.” – Mike Teale

“Matt’s qualities as a piano teacher are many but for me I can say two things have progressed since having lessons. Firstly he persauded me to study for my Grade 8 exam and secondly through positive encouragement and great tuition got me through it with a merit pass. Thanks Matt, you’re a first rate piano teacher.” – Rob Yorke.

“Thanks to Matt’s expert, endlessly patient and friendly tuition over the past year, I’ve finally been able to play some of my favourite Chopin nocturnes to a standard I couldn’t have reached on my own. I’ve always strugged with reading music but Matt has skillfully address my weaknesses and focussed on practical guidance that I could really relate to.” Fran Oliver.

I began taking piano lessons with Matthew several years ago and they are always a delight. We cover classical music as well as blues and jazz and my favourite, the standards of Gershwin, and we tackle all of these topics both reading sheet music as well as from listening and learning chords and improvisation. Against my better judgment, Matthew persauded me to prepare for the ABRSM exams and with his guisance I studied for and passed from grade 5 through to grade 8.” – Mary Green