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Cameron is a really great teacher and I enjoy my lessons with him each week a lot. This year he has let me try a wide variety of pieces, which has been a lot of fun. He has been encouraging and helpful as well, and helped a lot for the grade 3 piano exam I sat in November 2017, helping me to achieve 141/150. This took me to the ABRSM High Scorers Concert which was a great experience, and wouldn’t have been possible without him. He has also let me pick up my own pieces out of practice time which has been fun. He has been an awesome teacher and I am looking forward to this year!
Elijah (age 11)

Student

Ruth has a lot of patient teaching my 7 yrs old girl. If it wasn’t because they are moving, we would love to carry on with them. Highly recommended

Boon

Cameron has been our son’s teacher for about 3 years. During that time we have consistently found Cameron’s teaching to be of an excellent standard. He is warm, engaging, and encouraging in his manner with our son. Using his wide range of experiences, he has inspired our son in his exploration of music, both in playing the piano and theory, in addition to other areas such as composition. He consistently listens to what our son expresses an interest in and provides opportunities to pursue those areas / pieces also. He navigates a great balance between encouraging our son to strive to do his best (for example when preparing for an exam) and enjoying music for its’ own sake. We are very happy with the results of Cameron’s teaching also, with our son achieving a very high grade in his recent exam, as well as all the time developing his love and passion for music. Cameron is very approachable, communicating easily and effectively with us as parents, and is always keen to work as a partnership between student, teacher and parent. We have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Cameron as a piano teacher.
Claire

Parent

Sounds Good Music programme has been a great and comforting education for me over the past year. Under Ruth’s tutoring, I’ve found myself constantly acknowledging the improvement in my performance. My weekly lessons are both valued and enjoyable, each and every session.
Shani

Student

I started with Cameron this year after 50+ years without touching a piano. He was encouraging, critical in a positive, helpful way, and opened up nuances in music that I had never appreciated before. So much so, that I’m tempted to drive from Auckland’s North Shore to Hamilton to continue lessons with him. Thank you Cameron, for a year of great progress and immense enjoyment.

Brett

Thanks Cameron for teaching all my children (three of them). They are really enjoying going to the lessons and practising at home. Cameron is a really professional music teacher and great with kids as well as adult students. One of my children is a university student who really enjoys learning the piano from Cameron. Cameron teaches them individually at their own levels and really encourages them.  He gives them rewards and has a music concert to encourage them to love music. Learning piano is great and fun to do!
Emma

Parent

I started theory lessons with Ruth and Cameron at the beginning of the first term this year. I hadn’t done any official music theory until then, but had some music background with my violin and piano study. With their help, I was able to sit my grade 5 theory in June, and achieved a great result. They were really helpful at explaining things I found confusing, and had a good balance of concentrated teaching time as well as a few games and activities too. I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting help with music theory!

Jenny

I would like to highly recommend Cameron and Ruth to anyone who is looking for a music teacher for your children.
Cameron is absolutely passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. Both Cameron and Ruth are very kind and patient with all students, encourages them and coaxes the very best effort from each and every one.
My daughter first had piano lessons from Ruth and then from Cameron since Ruth went on maternity leave. My daughter really enjoyed taking piano lessons from both of them.
I have noticed a great development of my daughter’s piano skills and knowledge last couple of years and now she is showing a great interest to continue learning piano.

Chamila

Cameron not only teaches, but inspires his students’ interest at music as well, which is more important than learning a musical instrument itself. My 8yo daughter said ‘Cameron really knows how to teach’ after her first lesson. 😄😄

Tingting

Parent

Amber is enjoying her lessons with Cameron and has come a long way in 18 months. The decision to do one on one lessons as opposed to group sessions elsewhere was definitely the right one. I would definitely recommend Cameron as a tutor to anyone wanting to learn piano.
Lisa

Parent

My two kids have been going to Cameron for 2 years and they really enjoy the music lessons. Cameron’s lessons are well planned and engaging. He is a thoughtful teacher who helps students learn through fun. He is able to adjust the lessons to cater for individual needs.

Cameron also offers music theory – exam revision classes. He has helped my oldest son to prepare for his Grade 5 ABRSM music theory exam.  Cameron ensured that all important topics were covered and he went the extra mile designing online tests to challenge my kid. It was very helpful and we’re pleased with the excellent exam results.

I have no hesitation in recommending Cameron as a music teacher to other parents/students.

Elaine

Parent

Cameron became my piano teacher in June 2017. My desire to learn came from experience of our children taking piano lessons 25 years ago, having an unused piano at home and because of the emotional response I have to music pieces I like – I wanted to understand the theory and practice of why I have this response to music. I find in Cameron’s teaching skill the right mix of the academic and the joy of music.

Along with his patient instruction, Cameron encourages my desire to find the joy in the music by playing pieces as they should be played and challenging me to hear to subtleties and nuances that gives them their style or make them joyful, or sad, or pretty, or whatever the characteristic is that makes them what they are. Cameron is a good academic teacher of theory and his marking style is instructive but fair.

On a personal note, Cameron’s lessons are welcoming and open experiences, full of encouragement to ask questions and to overcome deficiencies or problems. In my case, he has many of these to overcome, and it is a testament to his skill as a teacher that I would highly recommend him as a piano tutor.

Warren

Student

My two kids have been going to Cameron for 2 years and they really enjoy the music lessons. Cameron’s lessons are well planned and engaging. He is a thoughtful teacher who helps students learn through fun. He is able to adjust the lessons to cater for individual needs. Cameron also offers music theory – exam revision classes. He has helped my oldest son to prepare for his Grade 5 ABRSM music theory exam. Cameron ensured that all important topics were covered and he went the extra mile designing online tests to challenge my kid. It was very helpful and we’re pleased with the excellent exam results.

I have no hesitation in recommending Cameron as a music teacher to other parents/students.

Ellie

Cameron is a great teacher and my son absolutely loved his sessions!
Inbal

Parent