It has been said that wives are indispensable. In my case I thoroughly agree! Sandra is great at organising and making sure everything is done on time and in helping in the general smooth running of things on the days we have lessons scheduled. Moreover, and importantly, she is the constant source of support, encouragement and refreshment that enables me to give quality time to others. She also happens to be my best friend and soul-mate as well as my wife. I asked her: ‘What is it like to be the wife of a Self-Employed Music Tutor?’ Below is her account.

Dr Michael Spacie

What is it like to be the wife of a Self-Employed Music Tutor?

“I went to Mike for piano lessons and met him hoping to take up learning to play the piano but we both happened to be eligible and were in a relationship with each other in less than a month! Actually at the piano, I can only remember getting as far as Middle C! Fortunately at the time Mike had got his business fairly well established, so I knew pretty much what I was taking on.

After first meeting Mike in January 1992, eventually we decided to have a secret elopement to Gretna Green on Mike’s birthday in November 2005 for a civil marriage ceremony over the anvil and a civil blessing of marriage over the anvil and I found myself being called Mrs Spacie! Furthermore, Gretna Green is a great romantic venue and the civil ceremonies were both wonderful and meaningful in spite of it being a cold and very blustery November day in Scotland!

Although Mike is always doing something for someone, he is always there for me and we are very close as a couple. I consider myself greatly enriched and very fortunate and fulfilled to have married someone who is very caring and considerate but that also has a great and wonderful gift of real natural ability to love, both physically and emotionally.

I really enjoy supporting Mike in his successful life as a musician and semi-retired music tutor.”

Mrs Sandra Spacie