Pupils’ Comments

Rachel makes sure I understand completely before we move onto the next step, which gives me huge confidence in my understanding of music.

Loren, aged 13

Rachel is calm, fair and attentive. She recommends excellent books and studies to support the exam material. Rachel radiates professionalism and understands the pull on time of our young people and can work around our busy schedules.

Lisa, mother of Aurelia, aged 8

Teaching adults is always challenging, but Rachel’s approach, patience and perseverance helps keep the learner moving forward. Her approach achieves a balance between not treating the adult learner like a child, yet also realising that this may be the first time they have picked up a musical instrument.

Muhammad, aged 34

Audience Comments

This was a dramatic passionate performance with real character, the last movement was brilliant, forceful and both lyrical and jazzy.

David Smith, Royal College of Music Juror