"My daughter has been having piano lessons with Emma for a year and it has been lovely watching her confidence and music Skills grow. Emma is so patient and encouraging, my daughter feels happy, relaxed and looks forward to her lessons. During Covid, Emma has been able to maintain her weekly lessons over zoom and these have been hugely successful." - R.R. Oct 2020
"We have been using Blue Mic Music for 3 years and cannot recommend Sasha highly enough! Sasha has a such a fresh approach to teaching and encourages the children to plays whichever style suits them best. Not every child remains motivated or indeed interested to keep on playing if the ABRSM syllabus is the only option. Likewise, some children have no interest in sitting exams whatsoever. Sasha is passionate about encouraging an enjoyable interest in playing and would rather that each pupil is keen to play rather than feel it is a chore and inevitably give up completely. Suffice to say, the options that she presents and offers, ensure that every style and taste is catered for. ABRSM, Rockschool, current chart music, whatever the individual child is interested in - Sasha covers it! It is so refreshing to have a young and engaging piano teacher who brings a wealth experience and encouragement with her to our house every week." - J.C. Dec 2020
"My daughter has made extraordinary progress with Sasha in her singing lessons; she feels challenged to push herself whilst being supported enough to feel really confident in her abilities. Sasha has a fantastic, positive and can-do approach and immediately adopted a remote learning platform when it was appropriate to do so, this minimised interruptions and gave my daughter an important sense of continuity at a time when life felt very different and uncertain." - H.Y. Jan 2021
"We went to the Henley Show in the summer of 2016 and came home with a piano from Sasha’s dad, and the promise of piano lessons for Ione and Struan from Sasha herself. We haven’t looked back – four years on both the kids are working their way through the grades and always look forward to Sasha’s lesson on Tuesday evening. Many thanks !! " - R.H. Jan 2021
"My 12 year old son has been learning the piano with Sasha since he was 8 years old. He loves his lessons, he loves Sasha and he has kept a love of the piano. Sasha is fun, full of energy, keeps it interesting and fast paced so that young boys can focus. The flexibility shown over lockdown has been fabulous and Sasha has kept up the momentum and progress. She has given my son a gift which we will be forever grateful. :)" - S.N.
"I wholeheartedly recommend Sasha at Blue Mic Music. Everyone knows that music is good for the soul, but her relaxed, warm and playful approach make it accessible to the less musically gifted among us. My lessons with Sasha gave me the confidence to join a choir, which I love, and my daughter finishes her weekly lessons with Sasha energised and buzzing!" - N.B.
"The difference in Eleanor’s ability, confidence and willingness to practice has rocketed. It was a last-ditch attempt at lessons and it certainly has worked. The combination of Sasha’s enthusiasm and playing of pop songs has enabled Eleanor to move on in Leaps and bounds." - M.G. 2020
''My 9 year old started playing the piano with Blue Mic Music at school. He has LOVED it from the first lesson. We are a non musical family and my son is reading music and playing songs that he loves already with no help from us other than us enthusiastically listening to him learn. He loves Sasha’s kindness, her praise and reward system and general non-stuffiness. It has released a love of music in my son that more traditional techniques definitely would not have done.'' - SN - Oct 2018
''It is a breath of fresh air to have someone so talented, enthusiastic and encouraging who listens to what you want to get out of your music and your lessons and works with you to achieve your own personal goals'' - BP - Sept 18
''I have always wanted to learn piano but it's only now in my 40s I have the time and finance to do so. Sasha's group classes are a revelation. Affordable, friendly and well run classes, Sasha is an approachable teacher who allows you to learn at your own pace whatever your level and ability. She's there on hand if you need one to one, but also acknowledges when you just need space to practise the piece you are on, alone for a time. It's the perfect learning environment and provides me with the dedicated time each week to focus on practicing. I am always astonished at how fast 90 minutes flies past! Thank you Sasha!'' - CA - Sept 2018
''“Molly had an absolute ball at the Blue Mic Music Summer Club. Loved the opportunity to meet new friends, learn to play new instruments and to explore & develop her interest in music. I really enjoyed the opportunity to come to the last 15 minutes of each session to see/hear what had been learnt each day. All staff/teachers involved had such enthusiasm and really got involved with all students, which was lovely to see. Such a fab idea for a summer club and will definitely be booking again for the next school holidays. Sincere thanks to Sasha and her team!” - TP - Aug 2018
''My children had the most wonderful time and experience at holiday club this year. They didn’t know anything about music or playing an instrument before their visit, but they both absolutely loved it. They still talk about ‘Music Club’ and they both actively play the keyboard we have in the house. We have even starting learning to play ‘Frozen’ and ‘This is me’. It was a great opportunity for them to be involved in Music Club this year.'' - D - Aug 2018
''My son has taken up piano lessons via school with Blue Mic music and he really enjoys them. Emma has really connected with him and made him feel at ease and he wants to keep going ! Thank you'' - SS - July 2018
" Sasha has been giving piano lessons to our 6-year-old son and myself for over a year now. Her personalised approach to each student is a hallmark that makes her the best teacher for us. She was able to engage with the child using letters/numbers/sounds and encourage his efforts rather than results. She instilled in him valuable lessons of consistency, perseverance and optimism that surely he will use them in other aspects of his life in the future. I am amazed how much music theory knowledge can 6-year-old retain and understand with Sasha’s approach.
Similarly, with myself going back to practising piano after many years, she was instrumental in bringing up my confidence level and nurturing ‘can do’ attitude by encouraging gently ‘chipping away’ to hard pieces. My whole life I had a dream to learn the ‘Moonlight Sonata’ by Beethoven and she helped me achieve my goal literally within months and move on to new dreams that I could not have imagine were possible before I met Sasha.
We both look forward to continuing our lessons with Sasha in the future and highly recommend her to any child or adult who wants to learn to play piano but hesitates feeling overwhelmed - Sasha breaks it down and makes it an easy and fun process. "
AQ - Jan 2017
" Sasha is a truly inspirational and unique singing teacher, who has built up a fantastic rapport with our 10 year old daughter, who cannot wait until Friday for her singing lesson, which is the highlight of her week! Thank you so much Sasha! "
NP - Jan 2017
" Sasha is an extraordinarily gifted teacher with huge amounts of energy, enthusiasm and positivity. We have 4 children between 5 and going on 10, all with a markedly different mentality. Sasha is superb at working out the best approach to learning for each child. The result is a great passion to learn the piano. They all want to practice and improve without us parents having to remind them. Perfect!!! "
SW - Sept 2015
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