Teaching Testimonials

A word or two from clients.

"I have known Jane for about 7 years and I have worked alongside her professionally. One of the most notable things about Jane is her unfailingly sunny demeanour and zest for life and music-making! My teenage daughter has been learning Saxophone with Jane for 3 years now and Jane is always up-beat, caring, sensitive, accommodating as well as very professional. Teenagers can be very tricky, and my daughter is something of a specialist in this area. however, Jane really finds the best in her and brings it to the fore; she is encouraging, enlivening and of course very knowledgeable and instructive. Jane loves to share her joy of music and is very generous with her spirit!"

Anna Szabo professional violinist

"Jane has helped me to achieve things I never thought I could since starting to learn how to play the flute. My confidence has grown so much and I was delighted to achieve a merit in my grade 1 exam. I really look forward to my weekly lessons"

Amelia Bardsley age 12

"I started the Saxophone with Jane 8 years ago as a late beginner. I was in my fifties and my only ambition was to be able to play a few Jazz tunes. Jane very soon encouraged me to try improvisation and gave me a few simple tools to try it out. I was hooked, I couldn't believe how easy she made it for me, I was playing real Jazz and just wanted more. Nine years later, through Janes constant guidance I play in a band and have a gained musical confidence far beyond my expectations. Jane is very intuitive, she teaches in a way that is informative and encouraging, her lessons are skilfully tailored to your individual needs and ability. She is a wonderful teacher and I am so glad I found her!"

Ann Hynes from Hartfield.

“Jane took our daughter Anna on board at a very traumatic time during her Grade 8 clarinet exam preparations. She immediately struck up an empathy with Anna and made her feel comfortable, confident and relaxed, while teaching her in a friendly, warm and encouraging manner, atmosphere and environment. Jane stretched Anna while filling her at the same time with enthusiasm and motivation. Jane, who is young, vibrant and passionate about her music and teaching, was very much on the same wave-length as Anna, and understood her needs. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Jane as an excellent and highly talented music teacher."

Krys O'Brian radio presenter.

““I first met Jane about 18 months ago when I was an adult complete beginner on the sax. She agreed to teach me and what a transformation she has helped me make…. I’m now in a band rehearsing for our first performance! Jane’s lessons are focussed on my needs and aspirations, they’re hard work but good fun, she communicates clearly what technical points I need to master to progress, and then shows me how to achieve them. In summary, Jane is a fantastic teacher.“

Geoff from Oxted

"My son who is 12 is really enjoying his flute lessons with Jane – he responds well to her positive and encouraging approach and has made huge progress since he started his lessons with her."

Helen from West Sussex

"I have only been studying with Jane for a few months but I have made good progress and really enjoyed the lessons"

Tom age 13

"Jane is an incredible teacher. She is patient and caring, listens to her pupils and encourages them to bring out their best. My son has been learning the saxophone with Jane for four years and she has helped him to prepare pieces for performances and to soar through his grade exams. Moreover, she motivates him to practise, and her calm, confident manner is much appreciated pre-exams! I would not hesitate in recommending Jane."

Grace Dodderidge