Testimonials from my piano students
Genene is a wonderful teacher. She understands extremely well what her students' strengths and weaknesses are, and is able to create engaging lessons that are tailored to each of her pupils needs. She is a great motivator and knows how to captivate students with lessons they are interested in, but also push them to go the extra mile and face the more challenging aspects of their musical development. I highly recommend her as a teacher, pianist and musical scholar.
My daughter has had a number of other piano teachers but Genene is the one who has really motivated and inspired her. They are covering a range of styles, and doing some challenging pieces, and her playing is now a joy to listen to. I wish I'd had a teacher like this... Exceptional.
I have been taking piano lessons from Genene for several years. As someone who is well and truly up in years (70s), I can say that she is as warm and wise a music person as anyone could ever wish to meet. Her lessons are always bespoke and tailored to the individual needs of her students. She has a remarkable range of music influences, from the obvious classical formality of exercises and piece-learning for exams, to straight pop/rock/blues, to the most far-out atonal jazz – and much more! A musical education with Genene is as near a boundary-free experience as I, at least, can imagine. More, she has highly attuned perceptions and insights that enable her to discern in her students possibilities and potentialities of which they themselves might as yet be unaware. For anyone considering learning piano –I could recommend no one more highly. A truly exceptional human being.
My 12 year old son enjoys learning and playing the piano very much and we have Genene to thank for that! He particularly loves being able to record his own songs in the studio. It's a lovely practice space, Genene encourages creativity and has an inspiring teaching style. I would highly recommend her lessons to anyone wanting to learn the piano.
Helen Rawlinson and Nigel Piper
Genene taught me for 11 years, and I gained such a wide range of skills, not only in classical piano and theory, but she provided a creative outlet outside of my school studies, where I was able to learn jazz, drums, and compose my own songs. The lessons were engaging and challenging and I thoroughly enjoyed them! Genene tailors the lesson to suit the student, and she identifies and nurtures more specific interests within this. Highly highly recommend!
Genene doesn't push children through exam hoops; she seeks to develop in them a lifelong talent & love of the keyboard. She's superb. I've also been impressed by the varied flavour of lessons - from classical to jazz to blues, and from learning exam pieces to more playful extemporising and composition work.
Philippa Thomas. BBC News reader
Genene is a brilliant and fun teacher, great for all ages and stages. Myself and my daughter have been taking lessons for over a year now and have come on leaps and bounds thanks to her patient and inspirational teaching. Genene provides all the classical discipline to progress but also brilliant opportunities for improvisation and composition which make the lessons stimulating and fun.
Finally, thank you for all the inspiration you have given her so far – she adores your lessons
Sam Taylor. Editor The Lady Magazine
And thanks for all your amazingwork with Jack. He is lucky to have such a great teacher.
Mike Cayton BMus, ARCM, Musical Director
Fantastic teacher, very creative and hard working, Genene also composes lovely music that is available for her students to play! She is a complete musician who delivers high quality, fun and inspiring lessons to her students.
Having always wanted to learn to play music I found Genene a few months ago and started lessons with her. I have found her to be a very creative, innovative and inspiring teacher. I'm learning so much and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Genene, she's great!
I've been a student of Genene for 6 months and really enjoy my lessons with her. I hadn't played for 20 years, and catching up has been great. She helps you learn what you want, but can teach a range of styles of music, which is very fun. Beautiful piano too.