After a year of lessons I achieved a piano practical exam. I expressed an interest in singing and Mike suggested trying a singing lesson. I thought this was a great idea as I’ve always wanted to be able to sing as well as play piano!
My first singing lesson went very well and Mike took me through the basic stages of singing technique including some vocal exercises.
As with my piano lessons, Mike is very patient, relaxed and helps me achieve my full potential with singing. The lessons are really enjoyable as Mike not only teaches the knowledge you need but ensures the songs and repertoire are varied and all the while pushing my abilities to a higher standard than I ever thought I could reach!
Being a working Mum with two children, I sometimes get very little time to practice but Mike is totally understanding of this and just encourages me to practice whenever I get the opportunity. His encouragement is to enjoy singing or playing the piano at your own pace with steady but real and lasting progress.
Even after only a few lessons, I begun to notice a great improvement in my voice and tone and I know how to ‘breathe’ properly while singing and to ‘place the voice’ with projection and appropriate resonance etc.
Mike is an extremely talented, patient, caring and knowledgeable teacher who is very committed to helping every student achieve their dreams and ambitions. Not only that, but to also just enjoy their musical abilities to the full!
Nicola Jenkinson (Clerical Assistant)