“Helen is a terrific teacher who makes clarinet and flute lessons fun and enjoyable. She has supported and encouraged our daughters (aged 10 and 12) over the last three years and helped them make great progress and grow in confidence. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her!”
– Emma and Steven


“I am a retired Primary School teacher who has taken up learning the clarinet. I have been having lessons with Helen for three years and she has proven to be an excellent and very competent teacher. She makes the lesson fun, is encouraging, clear in her explanations and has a very positive approach. I am thoroughly enjoying my lessons and am making noticeable progress, thanks to Helen’s enthusiasm and patience. I thoroughly recommend her as a clarinet teacher.”
– Marilyn

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“I’ve been having clarinet lessons with Helen for about 8 months now, and have loved every minute of it! Although I’ve played other instruments in the past, Helen’s enthusiasm for the clarinet is infectious and I really feel I’ve found my ‘perfect’ instrument.
Her lessons are fun, adaptive and progressive – the highlight of my week! – Gill


“I have been having clarinet lessons from Helen for just over a year and I can’t sing her praises enough. She is very patient, very encouraging and motivating. Her lessons are fun (we laugh a lot!) and I’ve been surprised at how quickly I’m improving (even my other half can recognise the tunes I’m playing!). It is very easy to be swept along with Helen’s enthusiasm for music. Being taught by her is a real pleasure and I have no hesitation in recommending her to other budding clarinettists!” – Jan

“Helen has taught my 11 year old son to play the clarinet for a year now. From day one she has been a caring, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher, who has taken him from complete beginner to taking his ABRSM Grade 2 exam within the space of a year. Her enthusiasm for the instrument, and music in general, has been infectious, and as a result my son loves playing and performing. She is always willing to give extra support, help  and advice to both my son and myself, and even travelled a great distance to give him extra preparation in the run up to his exam. I would happily recommend Helen to anyone looking for a woodwind teacher.” – Claire


“I would like to express my thanks to you for taking me on as a flute student while I was here in the UK. I found you to be unfailingly polite and patient, and you certainly helped me to improve my timing and rhythm. I will certainly carry on with the exercises you taught me and I look forward to asking you to take me on as a student when I return to the UK.” – Greg