Rob "Philippa is one of very few teachers who can teach the whole range of ages and abilities - from beginners to Diploma standard, and all with complete confidence and understanding."
Amanda "We would like to thank you for all your dedication and hard work you have shown Alice over the past twelve years. Alice has grown up with you and you have taught her perseverance and discipline. We have enjoyed the many concerts over the years and have kept all the programmes. Wishing you all the very best for the future."
Lizanne "It has been an enlightening journey and the best thing I have ever done for myself. You are wonderfully kind, patient, challenging, encouraging, and so calm in the midst of my anxious moments. You are the best teacher I have ever had, for anything. All the lessons you taught me, whether they were to do with piano technique or about our minds and personalities will stay with me. I know that you will impact many more lives in years to come, and I hope that you will receive as much joy as you give to others."
Samantha "Thank you for such a lovely time in renewing my pleasure in playing the piano"
Kathryn "Just to let you know that I came 1st in both festival classes, with 2 certificates and a trophy. Thanks for everything"
Roy "I observed her teaching to be nothing short of inspirational"
Karen "I feel compelled to write to you to let you know how much I enjoyed the concert. You seem to pick really fun up-to-date music which catches the children's (and parents') imagination"
Caroline "It is lovely that you welcome all abilities and get them enthusiastic"
Fran "How have you done it? Is it a magic wand, a secret potion, or just good teaching!?"
Sally "You were always kind and encouraging when her self-esteem wasn't high. If there was a teacher's award for making a difference you would win it"
Robert "What you did requires so much more than just training or experience - they pick up from your innate musicianship, natural teaching ability and ability to communicate. Your standing ovation was richly deserved"
Grace "Thank you so much for being such an influence and an inspiration to my children. All that chinwag and jabber along the way, particularly at the school gate and coffee mornings have pointed to one truth, that you are indeed special to know"
Freddie "Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything over the last 7 years. I am so pleased with what I have achieved with your help, whether that was reaching Grade 8 or winning the Young Musician of the Year. It's sad to see the end of the lessons after all these years!"
Laura "Thank you very much for teaching me to play the piano. I have really appreciated all your help and expertise over these 9 years!"
Debbie "You have taught my daughters to the highest possible standard. They have appreciated being taught by an exceptional teacher. For me to watch and listen to Hannah play for pure pleasure is a great gift that you have given to her."
Rosemary "It's better than any medication! Thank you for being the best piano teacher, ever so patient and understanding."
Susan "After 18 months I am still enjoying every moment sat at the piano - thanks for being such an inspirational teacher!" "Thought you'd like to know that I always come away from my lesson invigorated and excited about the next week's pieces - thank you!"
Linda "Thank you for providing such a wonderfully supportive learning environment. Each week when the girls come back home from their lessons they are excited, enthusiastic and energised about what they are learning. They often go straight to the piano when they get home. It's lovely to see them so engaged with music. Thank you for all you do to inspire them."
Rebecca "I am really enjoying piano, I love love love it."
Anne-Marie "Thank you so much for all your amazing teaching over the last 8 years. You have given Tom an amazing gift."
Claire "Thank you for another really interesting and helpful session today - you make all the learning so manageable and enjoyable." "Thank you for being such an inspiring, encouraging, motivating and caring teacher. I have hugely enjoyed learning with you and always look forward to my lessons as my creative and musical 'unwind' in a busy life."
Charlotte "A massive thank you for your help with everything so far. Two years ago there's no way I would have even dreamed of doing the Diploma let alone getting a Distinction at Grade 8 which is all down to your encouragement and enthusiasm."
Kate "I have been impressed and delighted with the balanced and interesting lessons Olivia has had from you. She has really enjoyed the variety of activities and also the reward system you have. The practice has been varied and always given her enough to do without it feeling a chore."
Denise "Working with Philippa was always a joy and a learning experience. Her organisational skills were admired by all. Performances were always imaginative, natural and child orientated, nurturing the girls' talents as well as giving them a lifelong love of all things musical."
Amanda "We can't thank you enough for all you have done for Annabel; she gets so much pleasure from playing, particularly performing and it is lovely for her to be developing a skill which she will have for the whole of her life."
Ian "I feel like I've achieved more with you in a few weeks than I did in 2 years with my previous teacher!"
Cameron "Thank you so much for helping me learn piano and achieve all my grades. These past years have been absolutely wonderful and I know I will keep the skills I have learnt with me for the rest of my life. Thank you again for being such an inspirational teacher."
Annette "Just thought you ought to know of the impact you had on Steffi in her lesson today. She came out buzzing! She said she wished she could have three hours of music twice a week with you and how much she loved music! She can't stop smiling! Thank you for making her so happy and giving her such a love of music. xx" "They have awarded Steffi a music scholarship. Apparently she had the highest score on all the supporting tests and they were hugely impressed with her playing. Thank you so much for your wonderful teaching. You are the best!"
Alison "Thank you for your patience and understanding. I never thought I'd be able to play the piano and am delighted to have played some lovely pieces. My fondest time has been playing duets with you."
Steffi "Thank you for helping me get scholarships to my schools. You are by far the best teacher and I shall miss you."
Mehernaz "It's amazing how many people have motivated me to be who I am today but I have to say you inspired me the most as a very young child."
Jenny "Not only have you given her such a strong base to build on but the fabulous memories of you guiding both girls and my mum through the joy of music will stay with me for a very very long time. No words can ever express my thanks for that."
Brian "Thank you for many years of fantastic lessons. You always made the lessons interesting and inspired me to continue on past my original goal of Grade 5. Sorry to lose you."
Claire "Just wanted to say what a terrific term of teaching I've had with you. I feel I am lucky enough to be at a music conservatoire, learning all this technique, history and interpretation. But also how to teach a wide range of pupils and making music enjoyable for them all. xx" "You have prepared me so thoroughly for the Diploma, giving me the confidence I need to approach it well, in the best possible way. But, more long-lastingly, I have learnt so much that is helping me already as a teacher and a pianist and will supply inspiration and ideas for my future teaching and playing. Above all, I have so much enjoyed my lessons with you! See you soon!"
Sally "I am tremendously grateful for everything I have learnt from you over the years. I have learnt so much about piano technique and teaching and this has transformed my teaching (and results). "