I am an adult, completely new to the piano and have been having lessons with Matt for about 2 months now. For anyone considering taking up the piano as an adult, but are not sure if it is right for them or if they will be able to fit it around a very busy schedule, please let me assure you that it is well worth making that first appointment. You will never look back.
Matt is very understanding of the pressures that full time jobs can bring, does not insist on rigid term time arrangements and will provide flexibility to you as needed. Whilst all important points for a busy professional adult, what is far more important is how wonderful the whole experience is.
Matt is a wonderful teacher, whose enthusiasm for teaching is clear from the moment you first meet him. He is very patient and seems to take great delights in your achievements however small. He is a very personable man and I can honestly say that I look forward to my lesson with him every week. Those people who may be worried about being embarrassed need not worry. You are made to feel very at ease.
In meeting Matt and by taking the plunge I have found a new hobby and a new way to relax from the pressures of modern day life. I may never be amazing on the piano, but I am pleased with my progress, enjoy (nearly) every minute spent at the piano and love my time that I spend with Matt who, incidentally, is a truly wonderful pianist.
So, to those reading this review, I commend you all to give it a go! I hope you enjoy as much as I do.