what my Students say...

Student testimonials

'We could not recommend Jason highly enough, grace has grown in confidence since she began her lessons with Jason. Her love of piano has grown and that stems from Jason’s gentle and encouraging fun way in which he teaches, from preparing to exams to learning fun pieces. Nothing is a problem, grace skips with a smile out of her lessons!'
Parent
Grace (10)
'Jason is an amazing teacher. My daughter used to be in a different school and she was in preparatory for two years and her progress was very slow. With Jason, she was able to accelerate hastily with very remarkable outcome. From preparatory she was able to accelerate to third grade in just over a year and she even joined and won in a competition with Jason's persuasion. Jason brings out the best in his student and help them develop their talents remarkably. He is also a very supportive teacher, he even accompanied our daughter on the day of her exam when she was nervous. Jason is just simply amazing!'
Parent
Ailish (12)
'Jason是位优秀非常出色的钢琴老师,我的女儿从2020年一月份开始正式学琴,到现在有三个多月。我感觉进步真的很大。谢谢Jason给她很大的帮助,Jason非常的有耐心,知道如何可以让孩子从零基础学起,也可以对于每个等级的小朋友和每个小朋友遇到的不同问题制定学琴计划。我能让我的女儿在Jason这里学琴我觉得是我做的非常正确的选择'
Parent
Coco (6)
'Jason started teaching my 5 year old daughter, Emily, to play piano in September 2019. Within a few short months, she has made amazing progress and can now play grade 2 level pieces! He is a superb teacher who is particularly good at explaining things to young children in a very imaginative way and bringing out the best of their ability. I am so happy that we found Jason to guide Emily on her musical journey and couldn’t recommend him highly enough.'
Parent
Emily (5)
‘I’m so happy we found Jason. Despite only seeing my son once a week, he’s been able to keep him practising during the week as well’
Parent
Charlie (11)
‘Lyla absolutely loves her lessons with Jason. He makes it ‘fun’ for her and she really enjoys playing piano. Couldn’t be more pleased’
Parent
Lyla (12)
‘I just got my LC results and I’m delighted. Jason’s help for the practical made a huge difference. Our rehearsals were always so productive and on the day our performance was the best it ever was!’
Violinist
Anna (19)
'Taking lessons with Jason has given David the confidence to perform. He recently entered his school talent competition and made it to the final! Jason's support and encouragement really meant a lot.'
Parent
David (10)
‘Jason is a great teacher! I like his technique of teaching. He finds the way to work with your level, and he also looks for different ways to transmit the information. He makes sure you understand, and that you are motivated. Thank you very much! I feel I have advanced a lot since my first class, and I'm looking forward to keep learning!’
Adult Student
Shane
'Thought I'd try something new this year, started piano. My lessons with Jason are so fun and productive, wish I had started sooner'
Adult Student
Tom
'Jason是我家老二的钢琴启蒙老师,他对小孩子非常有耐心,循循善诱,让孩子爱上了钢琴,在跟随他一年半后,七岁的老二在英皇理论考试中考得了满分的优异成绩,并以高分通过英皇一级考试,今年老二又获得音乐比赛8岁以下组第一名,这和Jason的辅导是分不开的。老大对钢琴的热情不是太高,这让我有些担心,就请了Jason做辅导,在短短的半年内老大就以90多分的高分通过了她自己音乐学院的过级考试,并在学院钢琴竞赛内获得理想的名次;更可喜的是,她现在每天都会自觉练琴,让音乐变成孩子生命中的一部分,又何尝不是我们这些琴童父母最美好的愿望!不管您或您家的孩子正准备开启钢琴学习之路,或者在学习钢琴的过程中遇到了一些烦恼,我都建议您先和Jason谈一谈,我相信他将是您理想的选择.'
Jane
Parent
'Jason isn't just a very talented pianist, he's also an amazing teacher and great motivator. He encouraged our daughter to take part in her first piano competition, even though we weren't so confident ourselves. She won second place! Which she wouldn't have if it hadn't been for his experience and dedication (extra hours on early Saturday mornings and a lot of patience). We can't recommend him enough.'
Parent
Beatriz (9)
'Jason is a knowledgeable, energetic and fun teacher with fantastic techniques and at the same time instills a lifelong appreciation of music to his students. He is extremely professional and responsive yet warm in his communication style. I would certainly recommend him to any one who has always wanted to learn piano. He has given our daughter the confidence to Move forward with her exams. She looks forward to and enjoys every lesson in her musical journey with Jason’s guidance.'
Parent
Savannah (9)
‘Jacob has always liked music. Over summer Jason taught him some pieces and Jacob has been fiddling away ever since!’
Parent
Jacob (7)
‘I really enjoy my piano lessons. Jason keeps me motivated and I make good progress. He has great tips that have helped me with my Junior Cert practical’
Cellist
Ben (16)
‘Jason is just so patient and encouraging. If I'm struggling with something, he gives me different exercises to help me with it. He's an awesome instructor and I am really enjoying our lessons.’
Adult Student
David
'Sarah now loves the piano and looks forward to her weekly lesson, I am delighted!'
Parent
Sarah (6)
‘This summer Eve picked up so many new things, we were most impressed when she played the moonlight sonata for us one day. Thank you Jason!’
Parent
Eve (13)
‘Jason is very patient and an excellent teacher. He provides a good structure that helps my developing my skills. It's great working with him.’
Adult Student
Jeff
‘Jason has been awesome. I have been taking lessons for the past year, and my lesson days are my best days of the week. He has balanced playing songs I practice with improvising and figuring out chords from songs we listen to at the lesson.’
Adult Student
Carl
'Jason is a superb teacher! He is kind and patient yet pushes you to practice and reach your potential. I’d highly recommended lessons with him if you’re a beginner or even advanced because he is so talented.'
Adult Student
John
'On the path of becoming a musician, what matters and defines true success in the end, is following your own inner identity in music and walking your own journey. Jason is the kind of teacher that helps you write your own story. And this is not a common characteristic among all music educators. The world abounds with talented people who get overwhelmed and disheartened too early because they are forced into standard learning methods that don't suit them, the music that doesn't resonate with them or get traumatized by being pushed into performances they're not ready for. They go on living their lives believing music wasn't their path. Jason makes an effort to understand who his students are as musicians, figures out what works for them as individuals, and guides them through different twists and turns on the road of becoming the pianist they are within.'
Adult Student
Farnoosh
'我是一个钢琴爱好者,自学钢琴一段时间进步比较缓慢所以决定找一名钢琴老师。通过朋友的介绍我认识了Jason。他给我上第一节课的时候我就感觉到了他对钢琴教学方面的专业程度,我给他弹了我自学的几首曲子,他仅仅几句话便点出了我的不足,然后通过视奏给我示范了乐句的处理,一节课间我便感觉受益匪浅。Jason的课和我之前认知中的钢琴课很不一样,他非常幽默风趣,我不懂乐理,他常在钢琴课中为我普及乐理知识,一些不易懂的地方他也会用比喻的方法帮我理解,和他上课给我的感觉就是愉悦,每次都有收获。和他学习了半年时间,我的进步非常的大,从之前的一点一点读谱自己学着弹一些简单的曲子到现在已经开始弹奏贝多芬月光奏鸣曲的第三乐章,这都离不开Jason的悉心教导.'
Student
Guan Yu (19)
‘Jason’s lessons are great. Challenging yet encouraging, always has a simple solution for difficult passages. He’s showed me with practise I can get anything done’
Adult Student
Simon
‘Keeping Melanie interested in piano when she has horse riding, art, and so many other things is quite a difficult thing to do. Jason has managed to make piano enjoyable for Melanie and she even practises during the week now!’
Parent
Melanie (10)
‘I am very delighted to finally pick up piano and want to learn. Jason, you have inspired this old lady to not only want to learn more but also tell my friends how easy and fun you made my experience, thanks again’
Adult Student
Doreen
‘Jason accompanied my Leaving Cert exam. He was amazing, I was delighted coming out of my music practical!’
Singer
Oliver (18)
‘My daughter enjoys very much learning with Jason, he is an encouraging, charismatic and patient teacher who makes fun to learn for his students, clearly he love his job!! Thank you Jason!’
Parent
Taylor (9)
What Top Pianists Say...

Personal testimonials

“You caught the maestoso character of the opening very well and the Polonaise rhythm was well captured with a convincing flamboyance and authority. Very good voicing of chords with a strong feeling for the line and phrase shape, and the texture never got too thick. The various musical ideas that followed were vividly characterised. Staccatos were particularly effective with a strong sense of rhythmic purpose and very good voicing of RH chords- also the most reflective section that followed – very expressive with lovely tone quality and very sensitive shaping of the musical line. The ending was played with lots of flair and panache and very effective! Overall, technically armed, musically aware, and played with lots of conviction. An enjoyable performance. Well done!”
Mary Lennon 2018
Chopin
“You conveyed a real sense of enjoyment. This responded well to your energetic and colourful passion. Very confident and enjoyable. Superbly controlled. Powerful sound without ever banging. Terrific!”
Andrew Ball 2016
Kabalevsky
“A strong and convincing performance with a high regard for matters of musical detail throughout. Each of the movements in this performance held its place within the overall scheme leading to a strong performance of maturity and conviction.”
Robert C Richman & Linda Nottingham 2019
Prokofiev
“Lovely crisp articulation and great energy. Brilliant and full of verve. Lovely musicianship allied to a sound technique. Much enjoyed!”
Ashley Wass 2017
Beethoven
“Light and characterful melodic detail. Very good overall sense of fluidity and colour. Well done!”
Paul Jones 2016
Haydn, Janacek
“Expressively shaped playing with effective use of colour and a sense of atmosphere created. Lots of good details and interpretive ideas. Well done!”
Catherine Riley 2015
Bach, Janacek, Rachmaninov
“Much great technical work in place – tremendous concentration and sense of performance!”
Padraic O'Cuinneagain 2014
Chopin
“Good stylistic awareness. Lovely control of the passagework, obviously displaying your love of the piece. Well played”
Leon Mc Cauley 2014
Mendelssohn, Debussy, Sinding
“Very enjoyable playing – your pleasure in playing is infectious”
Philip Martin 2011
Gillock, Casella
“Beautiful sonority and rich voices with good rubatos and dynamic sensitivity.”
Could Not Decipher Signature 2019
Quitter, Lalo
“This was an impressive performance capturing a wide range of performance styles which displayed many elements of contrast. There was a high degree of technical assurance which helped ensure a very convincing recital overall.”
Robert C Richman & Linda Nottingham 2019
LTCL Distinction Program
“This was an impressive performance showing considerable pianistic virtuosity and flair and conveying the drama in this music effectively. You produced rich sonorities and coped with the considerable technical demands with ease. Much to really enjoy!”
Fali Pavri 2018
Chopin
“The virtuosic aspects of the music were delivered with aplomb. Rubato was suitably applied whilst maintaining essential elements of the dance. There was a high degree of precision throughout and the playing was heightened by an effective control of dynamic shaping. A thoroughly convincing performance overall!”
Robert C Richman & Linda Nottingham 2019
Chopin
“I enjoy your clear articulation and you cope admirably with the most technical challenges.”
Reamonn Keary 2017
Beethoven
“A very successful performance with a degree of polish to be commended!”
Roy Holmes
Haydn
‘Jacob has always liked music. Over summer Jason taught him some pieces and Jacob has been fiddling away ever since!’
Parent
Jacob (7)
“Really thoughtful musical involvement”
Neil Roxburgh 2014
Beethoven, Messiaen Chopin
“An impressive and enormously enjoyable performance, always musical, alert to details and well protected.”
Timothy Ravenscroft 2015
Poulenc
“Tremendous Energy and rhythmic drive”
Andrew Ball 2013
Debussy
“What a terrific piece – you really pulled this off with spirit and concentration throughout”
Philip Martin 2011
Ravel, Lutoslawski
“Some excellent ‘three dimensional’ moments. A finely chiselled conception of the music with lots of well executed detail.”
Could Not Decipher Signature 2017
Beethoven
“The prelude was beautifully fluent with a great deal of subtle expressions, and the ending appropriately broad in effect. The fugue had a majestic quality, and the close was magical!”
Could Not Decipher Signature 2016
Bach
“Exceptional playing of the highest calibre. Your range of tone and sensitivity to all phrasing was always clear throughout this fine, fine recital. Good luck for continued success!”
Neil Roxburgh 2016
Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schuman
“A special performance – bravissimo!”
Could Not Decipher Signature 2015
Poulenc
“A high degree of dexterity and clarity of touch helped capture a suitably idiomatic style. Good levels of contrast were established between the various episodes of the work. All performance details were observed and suitably applied to help produce musically rounded phrases. There was a clear sense of engagement with the music and a resulting sensitive level of communication was achieved.”
Robert C Richman & Linda Nottingham 2019
Mozart
'我是一个钢琴爱好者,自学钢琴一段时间进步比较缓慢所以决定找一名钢琴老师。通过朋友的介绍我认识了Jason。他给我上第一节课的时候我就感觉到了他对钢琴教学方面的专业程度,我给他弹了我自学的几首曲子,他仅仅几句话便点出了我的不足,然后通过视奏给我示范了乐句的处理,一节课间我便感觉受益匪浅。Jason的课和我之前认知中的钢琴课很不一样,他非常幽默风趣,我不懂乐理,他常在钢琴课中为我普及乐理知识,一些不易懂的地方他也会用比喻的方法帮我理解,和他上课给我的感觉就是愉悦,每次都有收获。和他学习了半年时间,我的进步非常的大,从之前的一点一点读谱自己学着弹一些简单的曲子到现在已经开始弹奏贝多芬月光奏鸣曲的第三乐章,这都离不开Jason的悉心教导.'
Student
Guan Yu (19)
“A convincing blend of musical styles was achieved here. A reliably consistent left-hand figuration was maintained to support glittering passagework in the right hand. There was much delicacy of touch achieved, resulting in a poised and polished performance.”
Robert C Richman & Linda Nottingham 2019
Barber
“Lively and spirited at a good tempo. Lots to enjoy in this performance.”
Paul Jones 2016
Kabalevsky
“Very commanding performance that showed a good vision of the overall structure of the Rachmaninov. Well done!”
Padraic O'Cuinneagain 2015
Rachmaninov
“Excellent sound and dynamic range. Secure and well performed.”
Gabriela Mayer 2014
Sinding
“Grieg showed us your warmer poetic side – lovely imaginative tone, beautifully flowing phrasing – a wonderful flowing quality that I really enjoyed”
John Lenehan 2013
Grieg
“The Sinding was played with evident relish in its romantic sweep and flow. Altogether a warm and communicative reading. It was a most enjoyable performance.”
Could Not Decipher Signature 2014
Sinding
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