I've been having piano lessons for a couple of months and Tara is a great teacher. I have learned so much and everything is taken at your own pace. I would highly recommend.
Richard F, August '21
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Being retired, I decided that it was 'now or never' to start learning piano. I was nervous having heard so many scary stories about piano teachers my friends had fallen out with when they were children. However an internet acquaintance recommended Tara and I thought I'd give her a go. I had been using a 'teach yourself piano' app for a few months previously, but the limitations of that were becoming apparent.
Our first trial lesson was fun and as far from 'scary teaching' as you can get. The Zoom lessons work so well I can't imagine why anyone would have face-to-face lessons. Outside of Tara's motivational and upbeat lessons, she gives me constructive feedback on recordings of my playing that I submit on an ad hoc basis (via the app she uses). I have got to know other students through her studio chatroom - which is great for feeling part of a learning community. Tara's suggestions for my private practise are easy to find and use on the app, with a good variety of classic and popular music, plus skill strengthening exercises. I also enjoy the 'play along with Tara' recordings she includes to aid learning.
I have only had 6 lessons so far, and am already playing (beginner versions) sheet music of well known classic and popular music. My main recommendation for Tara however comes from my (musician) husband who tells me that since starting lessons with Tara I have gone from being a 'piano key thumper' to playing tunefully and sounding good. I am so excited to finally be achieving a long held dream.
Emma B, August '21
I've been learning ukulele with Tara since January 2021.
Her online lessons are great - I get to learn from the comfort of my own home and she doesn't judge me when I attend lessons sometimes already in my pyjamas!
Tara is a fab motivator, whether it's finding ways to help you complete a piece you're working on/struggling with or finding music that makes you want to practice.
Tara's studio uses a great online app that enables me to chat to her other students, track my practice sessions and get feedback and support between my lessons too.
Vicki P, August '21
Essex, United Kingdom
I recently started piano lessons with TH Music Studio after not taking lessons for 24 years. Tara took time to find out my current skill level, what I feel are my current weaknesses, what I wanted from the lessons and also what my short and medium term goals were.
Tara recommended a method book specifically to progress my knowledge and work on my weaker areas as well as providing additional resources and exercises all of which we have been working on during our weekly online Zoom lessons.
Tara has a very encouraging and positive manner, providing constructive criticism and ways to improve my playing including learning processes, styling and practical tips.
Within a very short space of time, my playing has improved especially around my weaker areas, I have achieved some of my short term goals and am able to play some pieces confidently which I would not have been able to do before our lessons. Most importantly I am throughly enjoying my lessons and loving playing the piano again.