First Testimonial:- As an adult beginner, I felt very apprehensive before my first lesson, but Michael quickly put me at ease. He has a positive, supportive teaching style as well as a clear enthusiasm for his subject which he passes on to his students. I am pleasantly surprised by the progress I have made and am glad that I finally decided to begin piano lessons.
In addition to my Grade 2 Practical Piano exam success with 76 marks out of 100, I have achieved Grade 4 London College of Music (awarded by the University of West London) Theory of Music exam with 96 marks gaining a Distinction. And, I have also achieved Grade 5 London College of Music (awarded by the University of West London) Theory of Music exam with 99 marks gaining a Distinction.
I have achieved Trinity College London Grade 6 Theory of Music exam with an excellent 94 marks out of 100 gaining a Distinction. In addition, Trinity College London Grade 7 Theory of Music exam with 93 marks out of 100 gaining a Distinction, and also 92 marks out of 100 gaining a Distinction for Trinity College London Grade 8 Theory of Music exam which was taken on Saturday 6th May 2017.
Second Testimonial:- I started taking piano and music theory lessons with Mike as a nervous adult beginner and I am so glad that I finally decided to do so. Mike put me at ease and is always patient and understanding. The lessons are interesting and well-taught, with expert subject knowledge. Mike’s teaching is flexible and responsive; he tries different approaches if I am not able to grasp something, and sets the right amount of homework or practice. I have achieved 92 per cent on the Trinity College London Grade 8 Theory of Music examination. The careful way in which Mike prepared me for this played a large part in my success. I am now concentrating on piano study where, again, I am making progress thanks to Mike’s excellent tuition.
I fully recommend Mike. I’m certainly delighted that I decided to pursue something which I had wanted to do for a long time.
Dr Suzanne P. (University Teacher)