REFERENCES - HEAR FROM STUDENTS ABOUT WHY THEY LOVE LEARNING MUSIC AT ENCORE!
The past few years at Encore have definitely been memorable, and easily
Encore is a great music school. It is well organised and has a good venue with lots of carparking. The teachers are very friendly, enthusiastic, and best of all professional musicians. My daughter attends band class at Encore as well as take guitar lessons and she loves it.
My 3 year old daughter loves coming to her Encore School of music classes. The learning environment is fun, relaxed and interactive. Exactly what I was looking for as a parent looking to introduce my daughter to music.
"We're looking forward to class. Bella has been having fun writing, reading and sounding out notes since last class - incredible learning from a fantastic class - thank you!!!" - Jane Copsey, parent of Bella, Encore! Tots music student.
"Thank you for everything. You run a fantastic music school!" - Amy Beliveau
'Catherine has taken me from absolute beginner to sitting Grade 2 Trinity Exams on my flute in just 5 school terms, wow! I love Catherine’s teaching style, working at my pace, encouraging my strengths yet quietly and subtly improving my weaknesses along with being able to laugh with me at my efforts. Sometimes it is difficult for an older adult learner such as me
'I am very impressed with Ryan's progress. I have noticed that whenever Owen has worked with Ryan on a song, he comes home knowing exactly what to do to improve, and then with practice is able to make the song sound the way it should. We are pleased that Ryan has had this opportunity of one-to-one guitar lessons, it has enabled him to go in an individual direction, so thank you.' - Demelza Murrihy-Topp, parent
"Thank you for all you have done for Abby and a special thank you to Owen who has made Abby's lesson times very enjoyable for her." - Vicky Wutzler
"Elisabeth is an amazing talent the students of Encore have been lucky enough to access. Her ability to customize her lessons makes singing achievable to all. Elisabeth listens and is guided by her students but also pushes them just out of their comfort zones in order to achieve some amazing results. I have sung with a number of teachers, but am achieving more with Elisabeth than I ever have before." - Nicole Hamlin
"We love having Daniel as our music teacher, he is patient and caring and is great with kids. He always teachers relevant pieces that keeps engagement high! We always look forward to our guitar lesson every week." - Anna McLauchlan
"I liked Jackson's teaching and laid-back style; it encouraged me rather than stressed me out. He's got a great smile, and I'm comfortable asking him questions and technique styles. He inspires me because he's a great guitarist and very down to earth." - Jasper James
"I find my lessons to be very helpful especially for music theory. Leo is a supportive, helpful, and friendly teacher. He caters the lessons to my needs and preferences and takes into account my interests." - Zoe Stocks
"David is great, as with anyone working with children he is patient but at the same time firm. Jayden thoroughly enjoys his time with David and you can see Jayden is getting better as time goes on. Jayden isn't afraid to ask David something if he is unsure so he is very approachable." - Mark Dickison
"My son has been learning guitar with Daniel for the past 2 years. During this time I have certainly seen great strides in his playing and was proud to see him playing in the recent encore concert. I have found Daniel to be a talented music teacher who takes the time to engage with his students. He is very supportive and patient and see Daniel as a reason behind my son being passionate about his music - including practice. I would fully recommend Daniel as a teacher at any level of guitar knowledge." - Mark Keegan
"I find Liam really great. He can pick up any beat that I want to learn pretty much straight away. And he is very patient, he does not rush me. He always waits until I am comfortable before we move on to the next step. So, he is a good drummer and a good teacher, and this is all I could ask for. I really enjoy our lessons." - Alister Koning
"Alex taught her a lot about technique and range as well as how to use breath when singing. She wants to thank her for the lessons which she thoroughly enjoyed and will take what she was taught into her future singing. Thanks very much, Alex." - Margaret Murphy
"Broghan has been Ciara's piano teacher for several years now. Over that time, Ciara has developed her confidence across a range of different music. Broghan and Ciara have developed a warm rapport and Ciara loves going to her lessons. Broghan is encouraging and patient and works to extend Ciara by introducing her to new pieces that they select together. Ciara says, "Thanks, Broghan, for being such an awesome teacher." - Ginette Johnston
"Leo is a very responsive and thoughtful teacher. As an adult learner I was worried about the kind of music I might be learning to play but Leo has tailored lessons to my ability really well. I always look forward to me lessons and practicing is never a chore!" - Julia Gates
"Eoin is very knowledgable of music. Whenever I have a lesson I come out having learnt something new every time. He teaches guitar in an easy way to interpret and when he teaches me I pick up stuff very fast. He is a friendly good person and I always look forward to having a lesson with Eoin." - Finn Harris
“Eoin is awesome. Having had other guitar teachers over the years I find his style easy to learn from.” - Jeff Harris
"In my opinion, Michael is to be highly credited as a music tutor. He has a wealth of both knowledge and experience and have very good delivery skills, ensuring the student is relaxed building on their skills and also enjoying the lesson. An awesome music teacher." - Simon Dodd
My son Timothy has been attending Tots music since just before he turned one. He's now two and continues to love going to music each week. It's great seeing the kids get more confident with the different instruments they play and learning the actions and words of the songs. All the parents and grandparents seem to enjoy themselves too!"
'We are really impressed with how organised, professional and friendly the team at Encore! School of Music are. It is extremely well run, with great communication through emails, the website and with someone always being available to chat and answer queries in the staff room.
“… the school is very well run and we are all very pleased with how Tyson and AJ are doing. All the children on Sunday that we watched did amazing jobs, all credit due to the staff and teachers running the programmes.” - Vicky Lang, parent
I wanted to say thank you as we are really enjoying the classes so far. Thomas has been talking about them during the week and has been particularly taken with playing the triangle! Thank you for the great class format and it's been great having the smaller group which has really helped him with settling in.
Ruth has been teaching our daughter keyboard for the last year. We are delighted with the high quality teaching and the way in which
'Catherine has helped improve my flute playing in many ways, such as better tone, and better breath control. She is always cheerful and patient. She is an excellent tutor and I really enjoy learning from her'. - Jennifer Ong, aged 11
'Matthew loves band class. It has done wonders for his confidence and has forced him to play by 'feeling' the music. This is a great addition to
I just wanted to let you know how fantastic we think Benny's music teacher is. The kids respond to her so well and she really knows how to engage them. I think most of the parents stay for the class as they enjoy it so much!" - Sue Garrett
"The lessons, teachers and overall experience with Encore! has been great. Thank you again for all of your encouragement in my goals to learn the fiddle." - Fergus Jack-Hinton
"Faith is a great teacher, she is really nice. She has helped me get better at playing the pano and taught me many things that I didn't know... Faith is patient with me and explains things to me." - Jordan Wilson
'Sophie is very much enjoying her lessons with Broghan, thank you. We very much appreciate the wonderful service your provide and your staff are lovely.' - Cheryl Cameron, parent
"Jackson is a very good teacher - he's good at explaining things and he knows what music I like so finds songs to teach that I will enjoy learning. He's pretty laid back and patient which is great for me as it means the lessons aren't stressful." - Ollie Lau-Young
"Joseph tells me Elisabeth is inspiring and really thinks about extra detail in his perfomances. From our point of view, he really loves his sessions with Elisabeth and looks forward to them each week. After meeting her I can see she is the perfect teacher for him." - Susan Millmow
"Grace is a lovely young lady, who is a very patient and encouraging teacher to her students." - Marie Warrington
"We're absolutely happy with Grace's teaching, she is lovely person, very calm and encouraging. Artem loves his lessons with Grace! Thank you for all your hard work to keep us happy with the timetable and for all timely updates! Thank you for the wonderful Christmas Concert: It was a joy to see and listen to so many talented students! A huge thank you to all teachers who share their talent, knowldge and experience with kids and help them to achieve great results." .
Nathan has really enjoyed his lessons with David. He has a great manner and Nathan is improving and enjoying his music. David sets achievable goals each week for Nathan, trying to instil how to practice correctly so he can tackle harder pieces.
"Abbey has never stuck to anything like she has stuck with singing which is definitely a credit to her teachers and the positive environment Encore provides. We have never had a Saturday where she hasnt wanted to go. Its been so good for her confidence and this has spilled over into other things she attempts." - Heather
"I am so pleased and happy with how he is teaching her......His technique and the way he teaches Ameira is absolutely fantastic. Ameira is learning more not just how to read notes but also how the hands should press the keyboard, it's like sometimes going back to basic but in an advance level, sort of like that. It's just getting better and better and hopefully this will last as Ameira progresses into much difficult level." - Farah
'My sons have taken piano/keyboard, guitar and band lessons from Encore! in the last two years. The teachers are amazing and even when a reliever is used, the level of teaching remains just as high. Encore! really works with you to find the best way of teaching for your child. They also understand the demands of a busy family and work with you to find times that suit your schedule. I recommend Encore to anyone, regardless of age or level of expertise'.
My son has been with Encore for nearly 4 years now and during that time his piano skills have excelled. The teachers are well trained, patient and make lessons enjoyable. I have also had the pleasure of using their expertise when I decided to try my hand at playing the Saxophone again. I also did Music Theory and passed my exam with flying colours. Encore are flexible with lesson times and you can do has little or as much as you wish with no pressure. They offer a wide range of instruments to learn and even give you the option of playing with a band. There is also the Christmas concert to join in with and gain valuable experience if you wish. I would certainly recommend the Encore Team to anyone. - Marie Stuckey, parent
I can't begin to tell you how much Gia and I enjoy the classes. Gia absolutely
I have found Rachel to be a great teacher with an invaluable in-depth knowledge of music at many levels. Rachel is an expert piano teacher and has helped me prepare for my grade 8 piano exams. Rachel at every point has corrected and 'tuned' my playing at the finest level.
As a theory teacher, Mark is excellent. Classes are interactive, and he caters his teaching style to the student, giving each of us in the class the attention we need. This way we're all able to learn at our own pace. He's very knowledgeable of what he's teaching which makes learning theory all that much easier and fun. Also in the time he substituted for me as a singing
'I have really enjoyed guitar lessons with Eoin, he has taught me a lot of stuff this term.'
Eoin is a great guitar teacher because he makes learning guitar fun and easy. He is friendly and easy to understand. Despite having learnt the guitar for a number of years, Eoin always has new songs and skills to teach. I really enjoy his lessons - Jessica Seow, aged 14
'I have really enjoyed my lessons at Encore School of Music - it has been an enjoyable experience for me. The tutors are friendly and patient! Fern was awesome to deal with - great communication! I would recommend this school to everyone!' - Susana Faifai
"Nathan has really enjoyed his music with David. The times I have sat in on the lessons I find David to be well organised, has a lovely manner with Nathan, always looks for something positive but is still firm enough and corrects Nathan. I have been pleased with Nathan progress and happy he is undertaking his theory." - Kate Webber
"Jackson Kyle is such a positive and encouraging teacher who instills real belief and confidence in his students, and really develops their playing potential. Esther loves her lessons with Jackson and his choice of contemporary and challenging songs." - Stephanie Lampen-Smith
"Steve - You have expanded my knowledge of, and my ability to play, something that I feel is really big in my life, and something that is important to me. The drums. Because of your help, I can now call myself a drummer- and that means a great deal. You have taught me so much over the years, and I feel like you have done a lot for me. You have my thanks in abundance for all of this. It is safe to say that you are one of my greatest influences, and that I will continue on as a drummer. Thank you. Seriously. Thank you."- Kent Whitaker
"Thank you so much, Encore has instilled the love of music since Sonia was a tiny 2.5 years old!" - Candice Eva
"Bonnie absolutely ADORES the classes by the way. Such a lovely Saturday outing for us all." - Jane Armstrong
"Please accept our heart felt thanks to Encore through out all those years that you have supported Eric with his interest to learn to play guitar. We will always be very grateful to Encore especially to you and Eoin for all your supports." - Erick Salandanan
"Daniel has been a great ukulele tutor, able to tap into my son's particular interests in music and tailor the lessons in a way that motivates him. Daniel is patient, talented and fun. He has connected with my son as an individual and encouraged a genuine interest in music." - Heather Kirkwood
"...I decided that, after years of wondering if I could learn to play a musical instrument I should do it, I enrolled for Ukulele lessons.
"I am taking this opportunity to say Big Thank You to the whole team and especially Andrea Eliza’s teacher. She is good example of talent, enthusiasm and love for children." - Yana Kogan