Testimonials – What our students say about us

We asked our students to send us some short testimonials that we could use on our website. Here’s a selection of emails & texts that they have sent so far…

“As soon as he joined the Academy he started to love playing the guitar”

“My son Adam tried to learn guitar twice at school, but could never seem to get any momentum and didn’t always enjoy it. As soon as he joined the Academy he started to love playing the guitar. Mike now teaches my other son Andrew. He is the absolute best, very professional, great with the kids, always flexible – we love him!”

– Emma (Hoole, Chester)

“Makes everything seem simple”

I’ve been taught by two different teachers from the Academy, first Mike and then Stu and they are both incredible. Very clever guys, know all their theory but explain it in ways that make it seem simple. The Academy is brill, keep up the good work guys!

– Phil (Boughton, Chester)

“We used to get headaches from his playing but now he’s enjoyable to listen to!”

Rob has been teaching my son for almost 6 months now and he has gone from being a beginner to a great little player, we used to get headaches from his playing but now he’s enjoyable to listen to! We’re very happy, thank you

– Helen (Ellesmere Port)

“I always look forward to our lessons”

“Mike’s biggest strength is not just that he really knows guitar (electric and acoustic) inside out -it’s crazy what he knows!!- but that he is always teaching me new stuff in fun ways. I always look forward to our lessons and he’s become a good friend as well as a brilliant tutor.”

– Dave (Hoole, Chester)

“Very highly recommended”

“Mike taught me how to play open chords and power chords that I had been struggling with for months. He also explained very clearly the mistakes I’d been making with my posture and technique that had been holding me back. He’s a fantastic tutor and a really nice bloke. Very highly recommended.”

-Peter (Upton, Chester)

“Rob teaches me in interesting ways”

“Rob teaches me in interesting ways, is very easy-going and explains things in wacky, but effective ways. An ace, 5 star teacher.”

– Chris (Helsby, Cheshire)

“Mike is a ‘ten out ten’”

“I bought lessons for my husband who has played on and off for years, I was unsure how it would go because he had so many false dawns in the past, but Mike has been doing this for a long time as he gave Shaun lots of practise tips and had him playing properly in no time. Mike is a ‘ten out of ten’ I’ve lost count of how many times he has helped us out. (Mike now teaches my daughter too, he’s almost part of the family!!!!!!)”

– Caroline (Bache, Chester)

 “I wish I’d joined the Academy sooner”

“I spent months trying to teach myself how to play using the internet and apps and also youtube before admitting defeat and calling Mike. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first but he really knows his stuff and is a great guy. I wish I’d joined the Academy sooner, with his rock band roots and live experience he’s become my allround music guru!”

– Andy (Mickle Trafford)

“My ears are loving what you have taught him today!”

“Just a text to say thankyou, Dave is really impressed with his first lesson, and my ears are loving what you have taught him today! :-)”

– Gill (Waverton, Chester)

“Can’t recommend his academy highly enough”

“Mike is great with kids, very patient and fun, a really nice guy, honestly can’t recommend his guitar academy highly enough.”

-Sam (Lache, Chester)