To Colin,

Thanks so much for the 11 amazing years of piano lessons, I feel I have learnt a lot in that time and I'm sure I will continue playing.  Thank you for getting me to level I am at now!

From Lula

Thankyou Colin for all the time you've given over the years, Lula has a love of piano, definitely Tschaikovsky!     And we've all enjoyed listening to the lessons!

Kerry & Damian

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  • Laura Brammeld

    Laura Brammeld Tiverton

    Colin has been teaching our son piano for six months now, and we have been thrilled at the progress he's made. Colin has been patient, relaxed, and positive, whilst still managing to consistently offer challenging material and constructive feedback. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a teacher and all round top chap!

    Colin has been teaching our son piano for six months now, and we have been thrilled at the progress he's made.
    Colin has been patient, relaxed, and positive, whilst still managing to consistently offer challenging material and constructive feedback. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a teacher and all round top chap!

  • Patricia Sansom

    Patricia Sansom Tiverton

    As an adult returning to the piano after a very long gap, I have found Colin to b e an inspiration! He has the ability to be so encouraging and builds your confidence in your ability to play . I feel that I'm playing better than I've ever done and this is just the start!

    As an adult returning to the piano after a very long gap, I have found Colin to b e an inspiration! He has the ability to be so encouraging and builds your confidence in your ability to play . I feel that I'm playing better than I've ever done and this is just the start!

  • Crissy

    Crissy Devon

    Colin was amazing, trying to get in contact with him again to learn again! xx:)

    Colin was amazing, trying to get in contact with him again to learn again! xxsmile

  • Emily Morris

    Emily Morris Devon

    Colin has been teaching piano to my teenage daughter Lucy for 2 years now. His teaching style is relaxed and he has certainly inspired Lucy to consider different genres of music. This has definately inspired her and she is incredibly motivated. Her confidence has blossomed due to Colin's re-assuring manner. I would definately recommend Colin to anyone. :)

    Colin has been teaching piano to my teenage daughter Lucy for 2 years now. His teaching style is relaxed and he has certainly inspired Lucy to consider different genres of music. This has definately inspired her and she is incredibly motivated. Her confidence has blossomed due to Colin's re-assuring manner. I would definately recommend Colin to anyone. smile

  • Kerry Layton

    Kerry Layton Devon

    Colin is truly the best piano teacher I have ever come across (and I have come across a few)! He has taught my daughter for the past two and a half years, and she really enjoys her lessons. Colin's kind and gentle manner makes for a relaxed and happy atmosphere to learn in. He is friendly, approachable and gives plenty of praise and encouragement (very important for children, especially). My daughter comes away from her lessons feeling confident about her strengths, yet also clear on where she needs to put extra efforts in. I can't recommend Colin highly enough! Sadly, we are moving away soon, so will no longer have the pleasure of Colin's teaching. I can't see us finding anyone anywhere near as good. A real loss for us....but at least it makes room for someone new to have the pleasure of his teaching! :)

    Colin is truly the best piano teacher I have ever come across (and I have come across a few)! He has taught my daughter for the past two and a half years, and she really enjoys her lessons. Colin's kind and gentle manner makes for a relaxed and happy atmosphere to learn in. He is friendly, approachable and gives plenty of praise and encouragement (very important for children, especially). My daughter comes away from her lessons feeling confident about her strengths, yet also clear on where she needs to put extra efforts in. I can't recommend Colin highly enough! Sadly, we are moving away soon, so will no longer have the pleasure of Colin's teaching. I can't see us finding anyone anywhere near as good. A real loss for us....but at least it makes room for someone new to have the pleasure of his teaching! smile

  • Simon Lum

    Simon Lum Tiverton

    Colin is a gifted and talented piano player as well as a really good teacher. He understands that people learn in different ways and adapts himself to make sure that the pupil is happy. He is a friendly, punctual teacher and I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

    Colin is a gifted and talented piano player as well as a really good teacher. He
    understands that people learn in different ways and adapts himself to make sure
    that the pupil is happy. He is a friendly, punctual teacher and I would definitely
    recommend him to anyone!

  • Brian Finch

    Brian Finch Chawleigh

    I too have lessons from Colin, although I am rather older than his star pupil in the video! Colin is as good at teaching adults as children, encouraging and helping to bring out the best in his students.

    I too have lessons from Colin, although I am rather older than his star pupil in the video! Colin is as good at teaching adults as children, encouraging and helping to bring out the best in his students.

  • Hazel

    Hazel Devon

    I have been having piano lessons with Colin for a couple of years now, I enjoy every one, and look forward to the next. Colin is able to find out what I don't know, and explain it in such an encouraging and kind way. I had piano lessons as a child, got as far as Grade III and then gave up. If only Colin had been around then! I now enjoy playing the piano and am amazed to find myself playing higher grade pieces now.

    I have been having piano lessons with Colin for a couple of years now, I enjoy every one, and look forward to the next. Colin is able to find out what I don't know, and explain it in such an encouraging and kind way. I had piano lessons as a child, got as far as Grade III and then gave up. If only Colin had been around then! I now enjoy playing the piano and am amazed to find myself playing higher grade pieces now.

  • Jane

    Jane Torrington

    Colin is a gifted teacher and wonderful pianist. I gave up playing the piano in my teens and have now (in my mid thirties!) been having regular lessons with Colin for about 2 years. I am not ‘oh so’ far away from taking Grade 8... Colin has had to be very patient with me and gentle in his teaching methods. Always punctual, friendly and re-assuring - I would recommend Colin to anyone considering lessons from complete beginner to advanced.

    Colin is a gifted teacher and wonderful pianist. I gave up playing the piano in my teens and have now (in my mid thirties!) been having regular lessons with Colin for about 2 years. I am not ‘oh so’ far away from taking Grade 8... Colin has had to be very patient with me and gentle in his teaching methods. Always punctual, friendly and re-assuring - I would recommend Colin to anyone considering lessons from complete beginner to advanced.

  • Theresa

    Theresa New Jersey

    I loved learning piano in my own home, on my own instrument, as a youngster. I think it's fabulous that you're willing and able to travel to people's homes. I would love to have you teach me electronic keyboard after teaching another family member piano. Your polite manners teach the proper way to dialogue, and remove all anxiety. Can I hire you to give driving lessons, too? :) Having followed your work on YouTube, and knowing your repertoire to include nearly every style of music, I can only say America's loss is the U.K.'s gain because there's no one I would prefer to study music with more than you, Mr Mitchell.

    I loved learning piano in my own home, on my own instrument, as a youngster. I think it's fabulous that you're willing and able to travel to people's homes. I would love to have you teach me electronic keyboard after teaching another family member piano. Your polite manners teach the proper way to dialogue, and remove all anxiety. Can I hire you to give driving lessons, too? smile Having followed your work on YouTube, and knowing your repertoire to include nearly every style of music, I can only say America's loss is the U.K.'s gain because there's no one I would prefer to study music with more than you, Mr Mitchell.

Dear Colin,

Thank you for everything you have done to build Owen's skills and confidence - we are over the moon with how he got on and feel he can put his previous bad 'music exam' experience behind him.   Very many thanks, Jessica