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“As somebody who is being taught by teachers almost every day, I have found Lisa to be a warm and encouraging teacher, excellent on every level, for students of any skill.
“I’m currently taking my Grade 3, and I could not have found a better teacher to lead me through my exam.
“One of the, if not the, best teachers I’ve ever had.”
Sam (aged 13), Herne Hill
Update: Sam passed his Grade 3 with flying colours with a very strong merit. Congratulations Sam and well done on all your hard work!
“I was feeling nervous as it was my first lesson after a long break in playing. But Lisa made me feel comfortable and at ease. She is very helpful, and understood where I need to start so I can build confidence without feeling overwhelmed. She has good knowledge of resources, and I like that she emails session notes so I have a focus for practice. Very happy!”
Anne, Thornton Heath
“Lisa has taught my son the clarinet for a year and a half now, taking him through ABRSM Grades 2, 3 and 4, all of which he passed with distinction. She is an excellent teacher – thorough, thoughtful and conscientious, as well as warm and fun. She communicates well with us too. My son loves his lessons with her and has come on enormously. I would highly recommend her.”
“Lisa has changed my life. As a complete novice to saxophone and not having played music for decades, I was a bit scared of learning how to play a new instrument but Lisa was so positive and encouraging my fears were soon quashed. I love our lessons, she is very thoughtful and knows exactly the challenges I go through as I learn, and more importantly, how to overcome them! I love how she talks about music, she is the perfect mix of passion and expertise. I wish my previous music teachers had been as positive and patient as her!”
“I took up the clarinet when I retired three years ago. Initially I was just interested in learning to play for its own sake, so lessons with my first tutor were pretty unstructured and free-wheeling. After a while, though, I found the lack of structure unsatisfying and I decided I needed the discipline of grades. That’s when I found Lisa who has transformed my both my playing and my motivation. She is an excellent teacher – patient, full of experience and thorough. I’m studying for my Grade 3 currently and have high hopes of great things! I would highly recommend Lisa as a clarinet tutor.”
Note: Since this review was submitted, Jim has passed his Grade 3 with merit and is now working towards his Grade 5. Well done, Jim!
“I have been having lessons with Lisa for a few months. I started from the very beginning, having never held a clarinet before. Lisa is an excellent teacher. She is warm, patient, and sensitive to my need for someone who can help me with my lack of music reading skills. I enjoy lessons with Lisa, and I am happy to have progressed in my playing. Lisa is encouraging, and this has helped me to stay motivated. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her.”
“I am a mature clarinet student who returned to the instrument to play in a small chamber ensemble. My playing level had never been high and so I have been having lessons, both to improve my own playing skills and to become a better group player.
“My progress in all aspects of clarinet proficiency has been considerably enhanced by studying with Lisa and having regular lessons. Her teaching ability and knowledge of the instrument, together with her musical sensitivity, have much enhanced my playing, both in solo and group participation.
“I can highly recommend her as a teacher for all ages, and playing skill levels.”
“My son really enjoys his saxophone lessons with Lisa. She is warm, fun and enthusiastic, and he is making good progress. Lisa understands very well indeed how to engage with young people and get the most out of them. I am sure that this is the start of a long lasting relationship!”