Below are a selection of reviews from current and past students and their parents. I hope these reviews give you further insight into my teaching style and method.
Our 5-year-old son Joshua has been learning to play the piano with Jonathan for three terms. In that time he has gone from no knowledge in playing piano, to confidently beginning to play two handed pieces, reading and composing music. We have been blessed to see our son’s confidence and enthusiasm grow each week as he learns more about music and the piano. We appreciate Jonathan’s warm teaching style and the pace of learning and progress our son experiences. Jonathan’s weekly email after each session helps us to gage Joshua’s progress as well as ensure that we know how to support his practicing during the week. We have recommended Jonathan’s classes to our friends and recommend him to other parents.
My daughter Emily thoroughly enjoys her piano lessons with Jonathan. His materials and teaching style are very creative and have really captured her attention. The weekly goals give her an ongoing sense of achievement and she loves the opportunity to write her own songs. She thoroughly enjoyed performing to the school in her concert and it was neat to see her gain the confidence to do that over such a short time.
When I compare what Emily is learning to my own childhood piano tuition which was very traditional and exam based, Jonathan’s teaching is giving her a much broader and creative experience which I think will enhance not only her piano playing but her general musical appreciation.
Ellen has learnt to compose and play music and is thoroughly enjoying it. Jonathan is an excellent teacher and Ellen looks forward to her lessons and practises every day. The Go Piano approach to music is at the childrens’ level of interest and ability and they respond so well to it. Ellen is so enjoying her piano and for that I am very grateful. It can be very hard to keep young people interested and achieving and Jonathan is doing exactly that. Thanks Jonathan – you’re great!
Vinamra has been learning to play piano from Jonathan for 3 years now. It’s such a pleasure to watch her play! Thanks to Jonathan’s effort her interest in music is growing deeper. I really appreciate your passion for music and I can clearly see that you pass this on to your students too. Vinamra enjoys watching your dropbox videos and I personally think its a very good idea for her watch you play the same music bit she is learning in class to make it sound perfect. Thanks for all your efforts .