Testimonials

"Tom has taught at our school for 13 years and has an excellent rapport with all of his students. He can teach whatever style they are interested in from classical to pop to jazz. A love of the piano is shared with all."  Sue Hodgson, Head of Music, Gosforth East Middle School

 

 

 

 

 

 

''I've been having lessons with Tom for just over a year and I've nothing but the highest praise for him. He has a friendly relaxed manner which quickly puts me at ease but he is also determined that I should be the best that I can be. I was a total beginner interested mainly in Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock; he has allowed me to concentrate on those areas without neglecting the skills necessary to develop as a pianist. I have no hesitation in recommending him to students of all levels.'' Terry, adult pupil 

"A fantastic teacher."  Eve, Grade 8 pupil & music degree student

Tom was the accompanist for our inaugural recital in December 2015. He helped us with a rhythmic world premiere, and tackled our Messiah excerpts with swift fingers and aplomb. He also enhanced our community singing by magically improvising accompaniments around the carols. We certainly hope he’ll be back for our subsequent recitals and concerts.”  Dr Cheryl Camm, The Bridge Singers, Felton, Northumberland, February 2016

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"Tom has taken me from beginner to beyond Grade 8, developing me and encouraging me as a musician. His in depth knowledge of practise techniques has helped me vastly, and he makes lessons enjoyable and productive. He is  great teacher and exceptional player in many different styles."  Catherine, Grade 8 pupil

"Tom is a very patient and encouraging teacher. He uses a variety of teaching methods which make lessons fun and informative. I always look forward to his piano lessons."  Shona, adult pupil

"Tom is an extremely talented and accomplished pianist. He created a truly magical atmosphere at our ceremony which we will always cherish. Many of our guests commented on how his music brought our ceremony and drinks reception to life. Nothing was too much trouble and he took all of our ideas on board and added his own special touches; he was a delight to work with from start to finish. We would highly recommend him."  Laura Pilkington, wedding client

"I was fortunate to hear Tom giving some recitals while he was studying last year.   He is a very accomplished pianist and a joy to listen to.
He also teaches two of my grandchildren piano and has such a good rapor with children.   The lessons are very well structured but also fun for the children.  They really enjoy them and are progressing well.”
  Aileen Cunningham, Morpeth Music Society