First Testimonial:- I last sang ‘properly’ in the school choir over 40 years ago and as retirement approached I decided that choral singing is something I would really like to do again. I had been attending the rehearsals of a large choral society, but kept putting off auditioning for full membership because the thought of singing on my own in front of anyone, and particularly sight reading, filled me with terror. I found Mike when searching the web for sight reading lessons, and he has been brilliant at patiently encouraging me, boosting my confidence, and teaching me basic vocal techniques. I really look forward to my lessons with Mike, and feel that I am making progress every time. The lessons are fun but rigorous, underpinned by Mike’s wealth of musical knowledge. Recently I passed the sight reading test for the choral society! Although I was still very nervous, I know that I would never have got to that point without Mike’s teaching.
Second Testimonial:- I started off having singing/sight reading lessons with Mike, which I thoroughly enjoyed and which made me far more confident. I am now taking music theory lessons, and feel I am making good progress – thanks to Mike’s patience and expertise. He is able to explain quite complex issues very clearly, and also gives you additional information which makes music theory really interesting. Lessons with Mike are fun, and I always come away feeling I have learnt a lot.
Professor Sarah Blandy (Professor of Law: University of Sheffield)