One of my ambitions has always been to learn and become adept at playing the piano, but as a teacher I have always used the excuse of being too tired or busy. I made my New Year’s resolution to play the piano and after completing some research I experienced my first lesson with Mike. I am delighted to have discovered a passion for playing the piano. I have really enjoyed the lessons and the challenge of learning a new skill and am determined to continue my development.
I have been surprised how much I enjoy the theory and have found Mike’s knowledge and enthusiasm very encouraging. It is really satisfying and evident that Mike has a desire for all his students to achieve highly and whilst he allows me to work at my own pace, after a few months I will be taking my first music theory exam.
The distraction and enjoyment of learning a new skill has taken my mind off the stresses and routines of school life, and I can reflect on seeing life through the eyes of a pupil. I enjoy practising and playing songs at home and I am really looking forward to being able to perform at school concerts.
In November 2017 under Mike’s tutelage, I gained full marks: 100 marks out of 100, achieving a Distinction for Trinity College London Grade 1 Theory of Music exam. Also, in May 2018, I gained full marks: 100 marks out of 100, achieving a Distinction for Trinity College London Grade 2 Theory of Music exam.
Danielle W. (Primary Teacher)
Dr Michael Spacie writes: Congratulations on achieving two 100% results in succession for Trinity College London Theory of Music exams.