Testimonials From Students Past and Present
These are just some of the lovely testimonials which pupils, and parents, have very kindly given. I am very grateful to them for permitting me to share here.
In the words of my Piano, Music Theory and Music Theatre pupils:
I have known Catherine since I was eight, and I cannot begin to express how much she means to me. Catherine is more than just a teacher: as well as guiding me through to achieve grade 8 piano, she is also a mentor and a friend who continuously offers her support. I used to dread any kind of public performance, but now I can quite comfortably sing on stage and my confidence has increased vastly.
– Sumyu, Piano student
You are an amazing & supportive teacher :o) thank you so much for all yr encouragement. I now have my DipLCM!
– Jayne, Music Theatre
Thank you so much you’ve been an awesome teacher!!!!!!
– Hannah, Grade 5 Music Theory
Words will never be able to express how glad I am that I was introduced to Catherine Harrison. She is truly an incredible teacher. Since starting piano lessons with Catherine I have grown in confidence, had an amazingly fun time during lessons and made some truly special friends who share a passion for music and the arts. Catherine is so enthusiastic and passionate, both as a teacher and a person and she knows how to get the best out of her students. She is an extremely talented musician and is an inspiration to all of her students. Her exam results speak for themselves. If you are thinking of developing a new skill or want to progress your musical talents I would encourage you to contact Catherine as soon as possible. You won’t regret it.
– Rachel, Piano
I have worked with Catherine for the past three years on our charity band Soundwall (which has raised over £13k for charity since 2011) and I came to her last year for one to one singing lessons. At the time, I was working at a retail job in which I was aiming to be promoted to a supervisory role as a result of giving up on my real ambitions. The singing lessons were initially just for me recreationally as I love to sing. But Catherine believed in me, definitely more than I believed in myself, and she encouraged/ordered me to apply for an arts course. We’ve worked hard on monologues and songs and I have managed to secure an unconditional offer to study dance and drama and I have since been a dancer in a music video and I played Buckingham in an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III which played at Theatr Clwyd and the Edinburgh Fringe.
– Louis, Music Theatre
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Piano lessons: The king of instruments, the piano is at the heart of much of both classical and popular genres. We offer popular and classical style piano lessons, to diploma level. We place emphasis on notation and musical form.
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Music theory: A sound understanding of theory will enhance any musician's credentials. All our classical piano and singing students are encouraged to study for and sit ABRSM Grade V Theory, once they are working towards intermediate practical exams. We offer intensive tuition for this exam, and for LCM Popular Music Theory (in which Grade VII is required for those applying to LIPA, for BAHons Music).