Testimonials

Lessons

‘The boys loved having you as a teacher and they improved greatly over the summer. But the most important thing for me is that they were looking forward to your classes which were full of encouragement, positiveness and enthusiasm. It was a pleasure to have you as their piano teacher and seeing the boys so happy about it.’

Silvia Alcantara, mother of  two young piano pupils

 

‘After not having lessons for a couple of years, I was slightly apprehensive in getting back on track in order to perform at a relative's wedding. Not only that, but I had converted to Jazz singing 5 years prior and needed to re-learn Classical techniques. There was no need to worry though, as from day one I found Eloise to be a wonderful teacher who made me feel at ease and completely comfortable from the get-go.

Her style incorporates many visualising techniques which really help to reinforce her vocal instructions and she mixes up the exercises in order to keep attention and to make the lessons fun. Another fabulous quality Eloise has is that she listens to what you are hoping to gain from the lessons and constantly asks for feedback in order to construct the lessons accordingly.

I really enjoyed the lessons I had with Eloise and was most upset when she moved from central London as it's so hard to find such a friendly and knowledgeable teacher!

Highly recommended and the results from my wedding performance speak volumes.’

Louise Hadley, singing pupil

 

‘Eloise explained and demonstrated ways of improving my technique that were always helpful and effective. I came away from each lesson aware of how I could better control my voice, with noticeably more range and tone over a period that has been sustained.’

Sue Macdiarmid, singing pupil

 

Workshops

‘The pupils were spellbound. Eloise gave a stunning performance - amazing voice, beautiful outfit and totally professional. Staff and pupils felt they had been transported to the opera.’

Ruth Mann, previous Headmistress, Putney Park School

 

‘What a privilege for our children to enjoy such professional quality first hand. For many this was their first taste of opera and they sat mesmerised by the performance. The interactive nature of the workshop kept them involved and they thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the rousing chorus at the end. The content was perfectly pitched for each of the three Key Stages and the follow-up activities were well suited to both the boys and girls. Thank you once again for an outstanding workshop.’

Lynn Bima, Learning Coordinator, Putney Park School

 

‘Thank you for coming to our school in November and taking part in our music week. I have to say that the feedback from children and teachers was most complimentary, many saying how fantastic your workshop was. You conveyed the complex stories with ease and pitched them at just the right level. Some of the girls even expressed a desire to become singers themselves after seeing you in action and, I don’t know whether you noticed, but some of the reception children requested to sit in on the KS2 performance to hear you sing again. Many of the teachers were also deeply moved by your performance of Purcell’s ‘Dido’s lament’, a particular favourite of mine!

Once again, many thanks for joining us here at Grove Park Primary School, we would love for you to return and share more of your talent and knowledge with our children in the future.’

Alex Cornelius, Headteacher, Grove Park Primary School

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