Scarlett is really happy with Ben – great choice – she is already improving
beyond recognition. Thank you.
Gaby Zein, Parent
You've done something amazing to those girls! Last night Rae composed and
wrote lyrics for her first song, and Mabel was jamming in an abstract style!
They're very taken with you, a treat to see. Thanks.
Julie Stockley, Parent
Ben is absolutely wonderful, and he is one of our most respected teachers. I
think he will be a great inspiration for Thomas. He is an extremely determined
and well organised individual, who is not only a professional pianist but also a
Sofia Wilde, former Education Manager & Music Teacher, The Music House for Children
Ben is great. He has managed to inspire Fraser and suddenly (and at last)
Fraser is wanting to play every day! Fantastic.
Amy Barclay, Parent
It was only Jemima's second lesson but she had already mastered her hand
position, and was happily jumping around the keyboard at octave intervals ...
Jemima proudly played 'Hot Cross Buns' ... rhythm was being reinforced with
clapping and rhymes.
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Benjamin has a natural and sensitive musicality, and an intrinsic ease at
the piano ... he has very special gifts which would make him an outstanding teacher.
Philip Fowke, Concert Pianist, Senior Fellow - Trinity College of Music
I rate Ben Shepherd very highly indeed. He is a serious musician, totally open
and committed to whatever he does. He has a natural and gentle presence, which children
will appreciate. He takes health and well-being responsibly, has a professional
attitude ... He will be a patient and considerate teacher and I recommend him highly.
Paul Chapman, Professor, Trinity College of Music
Kimberly tells me that you were an hour early to your session with Mrs
Fletcher on Tuesday, due to your concern with time and the weather
situation ... I'd just like to say thanks for this. I think it shows great
commitment and total professionalism that you were prepared to leave
enough time to make sure their session would not be affected; this is
precisely what I admire and need from our professors.
Robert Emery, Creative Director, The Arts Academy