testimonials


Guitar, bass, drum, keys, vocal and uke lessons are fun at The Musical Box – but don't take our word for it… read below and click here to see some of the teachers and students videos in lessons!

 
We spoke to a customer today who had just had an intro lesson at Stratford upon Avon studio who's comment on exiting the lesson was " Brilliant, Jack's the man for me!"
SH 7.11.2017
 
My son and husband have been having drum lessons for the last year. They have both made fantastic progress thanks to the superb teaching! It is also a cool place hang out. I love having the chance to make myself a cuppa and chill out using the free WiFi or reading a magazine whilst the boys have their lesson. I would definitely recommend The Musical Box ( in fact I already have!). Elspeth. 14.09.17
 
My daughter absolutely loved her singing and drum lessons at The Musical Box. The teachers are all amazing. We loved how supportive everyone was. Emma the vocal coach thoroughly supported Olivia through the audition process to Drama School with huge success. I cannot recommend The Musical Box enough.
Sam Barnett-Legh 13.9.17
 
I have been attending the Musical Box for drum and piano lessons. Very friendly place with excellent teachers, who make you most welcome and are extremely experienced with the instruments that they teach. If you have always wanted to take up a musical instrument, then this is the place for you!
Ed Pearce - 13.9.17
 
A welcoming and relaxed studio environment and most important, inspiring teachers with a flexible approach who really understand their students and want them to love their music-making.
Helen -8.9.17

 

They have the best teachers here for children as well as adults (it's never too late to learn), a great range of lessons and a great atmosphere - staff are always friendly and helpful.. which makes for learning fun. So pleased I discovered TMB - thank you!
DC- 8.09.17
 
Set in the beautiful countryside just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon, this music school offers fantastic tuition and brilliant facilities. Everybody is so welcoming and friendly. A great project to get involved in both as a student, wanting to learn an instrument or vocals, or as a tutor!
Brad - Singing teacher 12.09.17
 
Brilliant school with enthusiastic and talented musicians. Our son loves every lesson and comes out full of passion for the drums. Cannot recommend The Musical Box highly enough!
DP - 11.09.2017
 
Brilliant music school for all ages. My sons learnt guitar, keyboard and drums over several years and I was inspired to take up guitar myself ... the inspiring teachers have proved it's never too late to learn something new! Great set up and location with plenty of parking and even room for parents to wait for their children in comfort while making themselves a cup of tea or coffee!
CS - 4.09.17
 

Hi, My daughter said when we left on Monday that it was her best lesson so far. She really did come out with more confidence. See you next week xx
SJ - 18.05.17

 

At TMB we have been in the process of doing our annual teacher appraisals 2017. I have only analysed one teachers client reports so far and this is what clients have said - I am very proud of this...... this is what TMB is ALL about!!

  • My child absolutely loves her teacher.
  • Our TMB teacher always challenges my child
  • The progress from when we started lessons to now; 2 years later, is massive!
  • The office staff always try to help when I need to change.
  • Easy to contact TMB by phone or email
  • I am 100% happy with everything – NO NEED TO IMPROVE
  • My child is always upbeat after lessons
  • Since starting lessons 3 months ago, we can already see more confidence and hear a much better tone.
  • Impressed with the facilities
  • Tim is very approachable and friendly
  • Paula is very efficient
  • I have seen an improvement in the selection of biscuits since last year so I am very happy.
  • My singing lessons are the highlight of my week!!

15.5.17 

 

From a parent on the phone-

"Joey is just such as lovely person who is full of useful information that flows out of him at every lesson. He is so welcoming and my son just adores coming to the studio and spending an hour learning bass with Joey!"

HWB - 4/517

From one of the heads of music at a school we work in said this this week - 

"The school secretary was very complimentary about The Musical Box, particularly Emma; the vocal teacher, who was described as very professional when working at the school. Emma also seems to know how the school runs so can find students and be in the right place at the right time. She is also always very pleasant."    Aww..... thanks -
SB - Deddington School
7.3.17

From a students mum when they moved abroad - "My son enjoyed his lessons a lot. He would always shout ‘Yay!’ when he found out it was a Wednesday and I would say  ‘Why are you so happy that it is Wednesday?’ and he would say, ‘Because on Wednesday I have a guitar lesson with Scott!’ Please pass on our thanks to Scott and we wish you all the best with the future of the Musical Box.
ES - 16.01.17

'Rose loves singing with Emma and I have seen a great improvement in her tunefulness and she sings now confidently' 
11.01.17
 
Alex has been marvellous for my son, and given him so much. We've watched him grow in confidence under his tuition;  he enjoyed his lessons with him, he is a great role model and we can't praise him enough.
JT - 20.12.16
 
Such a lovely comment from the Headteacher at Ettington School last week regarding our guitar and keyboard lessons in school this term.
"I've had some positive comments from parents, so well done TMB!'
Mr Johnson - 13.12.16 
 
Ref - Piano lessons at TMB - Henry’s approach and enthusiasm has been a genuine life-changer for my son and set him on his musical path. We all have so much to thank him for.
Chris - 05.12.16
 
 
Comment this week from a students parent- "Teacher changes are sometimes unsettling but all the teachers at TMB are wonderful and since Rachel started, my son has shown nothing but enthusiasm. He loved his last teacher but he equally loves the new one and is still learning lots!"
Anonymous 24.11.16
 
 
Just a quick note to thank you so much for the tuition that you have been giving our son. Listening to him practice over the past couple of months or so has been such a pleasure. Having spent a lot of time (and money) over the past 2 years on lessons elsewhere (and being very dubious as to the benefit that resulted) I was getting concerned BUT since taking lessons with you, your guidance has produced such great results.
I genuinely felt that my son ought to "give up" with the lack of evident progress, enjoyment or purpose.  However, he wanted to carry on.  He knows his own mind, if he doesn't want to do something, he tells us.  Rugby got the bullet, football he loves.  With drums he does have a genuine interest and therefore we really wanted to give it every chance to see some progress, 
but his school teacher seemed to get nothing out of him.  
By comparison, listening to him now is an absolute joy, and he revels in the fact that we obviously enjoy listening to him so much.  Thank you so much for your input to date which seems to us to have made all the difference.
Simon P - 17.10.16
 

 

"Loving this place! At the age of 50 (!!) I decided to stop messing around with the guitar and take it seriously (mid-life crisis??? Whatever!!!) Anyway it's been great so far. Scott is a brilliant teacher. You can only get so far with YouTube, DVDs and books. You 100% need a 1 to1 teacher if you want to take it seriously. My fingers are sore from practising...but it's very rewarding."

Iain D - 19.7.16

 

This is from one of our teachers! 

Paula, I wanted to let you know about an amazing lesson that happened at Stratford High school last week. I met with Oliver, and we had a great breakthrough. He matched pitch with the piano more than he ever has before, managed to get through all of the warm ups I threw his way, AND he prepared a new piece that was sung SO well. Oliver left absolutely elated by the success he felt during this lesson.

I am still elated myself, from everything!

Emma x 09.05.16

Awwwwwww. Emma - you are amazing and so is OLIVER - Massive congrats Oliver. You should feel so proud of yourself..... singing isn't easy, no musical instrument is.... it takes hard work and perseverance.... and you did both! Well Done from TMB xxxx

 

 
My son really enjoyed his music lesson. You were both exceptionally kind and experienced and offered him a connection with music as a fun interactive activity to be enjoyed.
He is studying music GCSE so is keen to develop his music skills. So we would like to forward his school details to you in the hope that Cherwell school will consider having you over. We look forward with interest and hope.
You really are so much more than a music lesson and offer the creativity, dynamic and fun that is absent from his school lessons.
Thank you very much
ST- 27.4.16

 
Matt, I would like to thank you for all your hard work and patience with me over the last few months. I am so grateful for all the tutoring I have had with TMB staff and want you to know that I will continue tinkling away at home with the knowledge that I have gained from you. Many many thanks for enabling me to at least be able to play something recognisable, which I never thought would happen. With very best wishes to you for continued success."
J x  16.03.16
 
 
J loved Saturday band and would like to continue. So much so that he has looked up 3 songs as Paula suggested he choose something and send it to her. We were really impressed. Paula was super and really kind. 
Great fun. Thanks...
Janie 14.03.16

 

I just wanted to let you know that Olivia really loved her lesson tonight with the new singing teacher Emma, she came home so excited she hasn't stopped singing all night !!!!

Sam - 08.12.15

 

Singing teacher Holly was a real hit with her pupils this week, thank you TMB. Students went home 'BUZZING' ".

Thanks Dormer House School - 18.9.15

 

Just wanted to say thanks so much for the consistancy you have provided our pupils over the last acedemic year. This is something we have struggled with in the past when using other music providers so it has been great for our students to receive the consistancy you have provided. Thanks TMB

Henley School 10.9.15

 

Hi there, just wanted to say thanks for sorting out the band on Saturday. I think they really enjoyed it and the guests were well impressed!
Maybe now they've have had the taste of it they will want to do it again some time? We can have them headlining at "Dornstock" before too long!!

Sarah 18/5/15

 

Dear Tim, Paula & Guy,

Just wanted to say that the band were great and we were so impressed with them all. Cant wait for the next gig!

Lisa & Nick x   19/5/15

 

C Peake - 9.04.15

 

Tim, It was great to meet you and Henry yesterday - and my daughter really enjoyed her lesson. She talked all the way home about treble clefs and bass clefs and how she had learned 3 notes, then practised as soon as she got back home, so if enthusiasm is anything to go by we might have a promising future with the piano.

S Hodgson 29.04.15

 

So, needless to say, we would like to continue for the whole 8 week blockMy son is loving the lessons from you guys and wants to become a singer/songwriter!

A Lucero - 13.04.15

 

Sofia is growing in confidence every lesson and Bryony is carefully choosing songs that will challenge her in the right ways. Bryony is friendly, gives good feedback and is obviously tuned in to Sofia's particular strengths and weaknesses. Thanks TMB.

Julie 14.3.2015

 

Once again I'll say how amazing the whole experience at TMB has been - The facilities are top notch and Mark is absolutely awesome. Very patient (he has to be with me!), motivational and its always fun. In particular, when I unexpectedly had to start my new course he went above and beyond to be accommodating. I'm already learning some songs for the summer party! Bring on the sun.

Ollie B - 1.3.15

 

The Musical Box have been providing tuition in guitar, bass, drums, piano/keys and (most recently) singing at Stratford-upon-Avon School since 2011, with some group workshops supplied as required. We have at least one of their experienced and hugely enthusiastic teachers in nearly every day of the school week, all of who have gained superb results from our students, both in terms of grades achieved and engagement with instrument lessons. The service and communication from their administrative team has been similarly impressive, working with our staff members to ensure seamless tuition from week-to-week, term-to-term and year-to-year – not an easy task in a school of this size.

Regarding quality provision of musical instrument and vocal tuition in a school environment, I cannot recommend The Musical Box highly enough.

 

My son really likes drumming and so we will have to rethink about cricket (which he also likes)...We think Alex is a really good teacher and both my boys really enjoy his lessons.

Bridgetown Parent - 08/01/2015

 

Dear All, My son's been really into the keyboard over the holidays. I'd like to say he's practiced diligently (!) but he's certainly been playing the carol service piece and other party pieces with increased enthusiasm. Thanks

Bridgetown Parent - 07/01/2015

 

Paula, Thanks for the Christmas Party yesterday, we had a lot of fun  Looking forward to the next set of lessons with Mark! Really enjoying it! 

Ollie - Fritwell - 15.12.2014

 

Our singing teacher is Bryony from The Musical Box LTD - you should contact Paula asap as I know they're getting booked up already. I cannot recommend their teachers highly enough as they've been getting superb results from our students.

Mr D - Stratford-Upon-Avon School - 5/12/14

 

Both Siena and Adam had a very enthusiastic and great response to your rock session at Bicester Studio today – thanks!

SE - 31.10.2014

 

The teaching I have received from Adam has been exceptionally super. He is very patient with me and he is excellent at building up my confidence in piano playing.

Vickie Loh - 28/10/14

 

My daughter really enjoyed her piano lesson this week and I thought Henry was brilliant. Long gone are the days of boring music lessons with an ancient teacher - I remember my own school experiences! Thanks Musical Box

Mrs Smith - 13/10/14

 

We really enjoyed the Summer party and student performances yesterday and were most impressed not only by the school and facilities but even more so by the manner and calibre of the teachers. It was evident in the relaxed performances by the students. You could just see they were having a ball! Thanks for the invitation Love to you all

Ivor and Julie - 11/08/2014

 

Just finished my second course of drum lessons and wanted to say a big thank you to Tim for all the encouragement and tuition, as well as the laughs! If you're thinking of having a go at learning to play an instrument, then I would highly recommend The Musical Box. I've always wanted to try it but never had the courage - thank you for helping me to try something new that has given me a sense of achievement and much enjoyment. Just need to keep practising!

Jayne Mottram - Aug 14

 

TMB is an awesome place to have music lessons!! I've been having drum lessons for the past few months and I'm really glad that I found TMB online. Not only does each lesson really help to improve my technique and my ability, they are also really good fun! I've been learning different skills and techniques at the same time as learning songs; this is an exciting way to learn as I can play along to some of my favorite songs! I now actually look forward to Mondays because of my drum lessons!

Hannah - May 14

 

Our son George has been learning electric guitar with Guy since the New Year and boy is he doing well!! Guy has him practising his chords and grade pieces, but also doing really cool things like F1 theme tune, James Bond, James Blunt, Smoke on the Water.....the list goes on. We are both really jealous that our 10 year old is officially cooler than we are......he loves practising, he finds it really fun and can't wait for each weeks lesson. What ever you are doing it works!! Thank you. 

Wendy - May 14

 

TMB has been keeping a passion for music alive in our house for over 5 years. Anyone who can get a pair of horizontal teenage boys to practise without nagging deserves rich praise - a true testament to Henry and his incredible enthusiasm and talent. Can't thank you enough.  

J. May 06/05/14

 

My daughter has been having lessons at The Musical Box for a couple of years now.  She started off learning electric guitar, but has enjoyed them so much, she's now learning drums and keyboards too. She gets so much out of her music lessons - they help her to de stress and unwind after school, and the teachers at TMB make the lessons enjoyable and fun. She practices all her instruments because she is inspired by the music choices the teachers make for her. Thank you Musical Box - 5 big stars to all.

Mrs M Graham-Martin - May 2014

 

Our 10 year old has been having piano lessons with Henry for three years and loves it. He gets to play a beautiful baby grand every week and, alongside working through the grades, he always has a pop song on the go (so far he has learned ‘feelin’ good’, ‘Rolling in the Deep’, Sweet Child of Mine’, ‘Grenade’ and ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ and is about to tackle ‘Honky Tonk Woman’). Sometimes they both let rip as a duet with Henry providing extra twiddles on the keyboard and singing. This is Henry’s magical ingredient: it’s not all hard slog with just grades as distant rewards; Henry’s cool, they have a wail of a time and my son has some ‘show-off’ pieces to impress whoever comes to the house.
Chrissy Wainwright - May 2014

 

Hi Paula,
Thank you for yesterday at your Bicester studios. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere was just perfect and standard of music superb as always. All the teachers are a great bunch of characters. Your sons are scrumptious as well. So much fun!

Tracey Wild - 16/12/2013

 

You were utterly BRILLIANT last Thursday - thank you so much for making the evening so great - without you all it wouldn't have been half as much fun. Great music; utterly toe tapping (and fun to see Max too)

Best thanks to you all,

Juliet x
Juliet Carron - Kitebrook House - Halloween Hog Roast organiser - Oct 31st 2013

 


'After your lesson my sister Becky could not stop tapping on things. Soooooo annoying… thanks Tim'
 


We love our music lessons here. Tim is a great teacher – always positive and enthusiastic. I feel exhilarated after my hour's lesson. At 42 I felt a bit of an idiot taking up the drums, with my 13 year old daughter – but it's been one of the best things I've ever done.
 


Mike is also really cool, with an infectious enthusiasm which keeps Lauren motivated. Thank you Musical Box.
Love the Rowleys x


"Drums are really cool,
I play them after school,
I love rocking out
To play, to scream and shout,
When I'm older I know
I'm gonna turn pro."


(anonymously written in our guest book)

testimonials


Guitar, bass, drum, keys, vocal and uke lessons are fun at The Musical Box – but don't take our word for it… read below and click here to see some of the teachers and students videos in lessons!

 
We spoke to a customer today who had just had an intro lesson at Stratford upon Avon studio who's comment on exiting the lesson was " Brilliant, Jack's the man for me!"
SH 7.11.2017
 
My son and husband have been having drum lessons for the last year. They have both made fantastic progress thanks to the superb teaching! It is also a cool place hang out. I love having the chance to make myself a cuppa and chill out using the free WiFi or reading a magazine whilst the boys have their lesson. I would definitely recommend The Musical Box ( in fact I already have!). Elspeth. 14.09.17
 
My daughter absolutely loved her singing and drum lessons at The Musical Box. The teachers are all amazing. We loved how supportive everyone was. Emma the vocal coach thoroughly supported Olivia through the audition process to Drama School with huge success. I cannot recommend The Musical Box enough.
Sam Barnett-Legh 13.9.17
 
I have been attending the Musical Box for drum and piano lessons. Very friendly place with excellent teachers, who make you most welcome and are extremely experienced with the instruments that they teach. If you have always wanted to take up a musical instrument, then this is the place for you!
Ed Pearce - 13.9.17
 
A welcoming and relaxed studio environment and most important, inspiring teachers with a flexible approach who really understand their students and want them to love their music-making.
Helen -8.9.17

 

They have the best teachers here for children as well as adults (it's never too late to learn), a great range of lessons and a great atmosphere - staff are always friendly and helpful.. which makes for learning fun. So pleased I discovered TMB - thank you!
DC- 8.09.17
 
Set in the beautiful countryside just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon, this music school offers fantastic tuition and brilliant facilities. Everybody is so welcoming and friendly. A great project to get involved in both as a student, wanting to learn an instrument or vocals, or as a tutor!
Brad - Singing teacher 12.09.17
 
Brilliant school with enthusiastic and talented musicians. Our son loves every lesson and comes out full of passion for the drums. Cannot recommend The Musical Box highly enough!
DP - 11.09.2017
 
Brilliant music school for all ages. My sons learnt guitar, keyboard and drums over several years and I was inspired to take up guitar myself ... the inspiring teachers have proved it's never too late to learn something new! Great set up and location with plenty of parking and even room for parents to wait for their children in comfort while making themselves a cup of tea or coffee!
CS - 4.09.17
 

Hi, My daughter said when we left on Monday that it was her best lesson so far. She really did come out with more confidence. See you next week xx
SJ - 18.05.17

 

At TMB we have been in the process of doing our annual teacher appraisals 2017. I have only analysed one teachers client reports so far and this is what clients have said - I am very proud of this...... this is what TMB is ALL about!!

  • My child absolutely loves her teacher.
  • Our TMB teacher always challenges my child
  • The progress from when we started lessons to now; 2 years later, is massive!
  • The office staff always try to help when I need to change.
  • Easy to contact TMB by phone or email
  • I am 100% happy with everything – NO NEED TO IMPROVE
  • My child is always upbeat after lessons
  • Since starting lessons 3 months ago, we can already see more confidence and hear a much better tone.
  • Impressed with the facilities
  • Tim is very approachable and friendly
  • Paula is very efficient
  • I have seen an improvement in the selection of biscuits since last year so I am very happy.
  • My singing lessons are the highlight of my week!!

15.5.17 

 

From a parent on the phone-

"Joey is just such as lovely person who is full of useful information that flows out of him at every lesson. He is so welcoming and my son just adores coming to the studio and spending an hour learning bass with Joey!"

HWB - 4/517

From one of the heads of music at a school we work in said this this week - 

"The school secretary was very complimentary about The Musical Box, particularly Emma; the vocal teacher, who was described as very professional when working at the school. Emma also seems to know how the school runs so can find students and be in the right place at the right time. She is also always very pleasant."    Aww..... thanks -
SB - Deddington School
7.3.17

From a students mum when they moved abroad - "My son enjoyed his lessons a lot. He would always shout ‘Yay!’ when he found out it was a Wednesday and I would say  ‘Why are you so happy that it is Wednesday?’ and he would say, ‘Because on Wednesday I have a guitar lesson with Scott!’ Please pass on our thanks to Scott and we wish you all the best with the future of the Musical Box.
ES - 16.01.17

'Rose loves singing with Emma and I have seen a great improvement in her tunefulness and she sings now confidently' 
11.01.17
 
Alex has been marvellous for my son, and given him so much. We've watched him grow in confidence under his tuition;  he enjoyed his lessons with him, he is a great role model and we can't praise him enough.
JT - 20.12.16
 
Such a lovely comment from the Headteacher at Ettington School last week regarding our guitar and keyboard lessons in school this term.
"I've had some positive comments from parents, so well done TMB!'
Mr Johnson - 13.12.16 
 
Ref - Piano lessons at TMB - Henry’s approach and enthusiasm has been a genuine life-changer for my son and set him on his musical path. We all have so much to thank him for.
Chris - 05.12.16
 
 
Comment this week from a students parent- "Teacher changes are sometimes unsettling but all the teachers at TMB are wonderful and since Rachel started, my son has shown nothing but enthusiasm. He loved his last teacher but he equally loves the new one and is still learning lots!"
Anonymous 24.11.16
 
 
Just a quick note to thank you so much for the tuition that you have been giving our son. Listening to him practice over the past couple of months or so has been such a pleasure. Having spent a lot of time (and money) over the past 2 years on lessons elsewhere (and being very dubious as to the benefit that resulted) I was getting concerned BUT since taking lessons with you, your guidance has produced such great results.
I genuinely felt that my son ought to "give up" with the lack of evident progress, enjoyment or purpose.  However, he wanted to carry on.  He knows his own mind, if he doesn't want to do something, he tells us.  Rugby got the bullet, football he loves.  With drums he does have a genuine interest and therefore we really wanted to give it every chance to see some progress, 
but his school teacher seemed to get nothing out of him.  
By comparison, listening to him now is an absolute joy, and he revels in the fact that we obviously enjoy listening to him so much.  Thank you so much for your input to date which seems to us to have made all the difference.
Simon P - 17.10.16
 

 

"Loving this place! At the age of 50 (!!) I decided to stop messing around with the guitar and take it seriously (mid-life crisis??? Whatever!!!) Anyway it's been great so far. Scott is a brilliant teacher. You can only get so far with YouTube, DVDs and books. You 100% need a 1 to1 teacher if you want to take it seriously. My fingers are sore from practising...but it's very rewarding."

Iain D - 19.7.16

 

This is from one of our teachers! 

Paula, I wanted to let you know about an amazing lesson that happened at Stratford High school last week. I met with Oliver, and we had a great breakthrough. He matched pitch with the piano more than he ever has before, managed to get through all of the warm ups I threw his way, AND he prepared a new piece that was sung SO well. Oliver left absolutely elated by the success he felt during this lesson.

I am still elated myself, from everything!

Emma x 09.05.16

Awwwwwww. Emma - you are amazing and so is OLIVER - Massive congrats Oliver. You should feel so proud of yourself..... singing isn't easy, no musical instrument is.... it takes hard work and perseverance.... and you did both! Well Done from TMB xxxx

 

 
My son really enjoyed his music lesson. You were both exceptionally kind and experienced and offered him a connection with music as a fun interactive activity to be enjoyed.
He is studying music GCSE so is keen to develop his music skills. So we would like to forward his school details to you in the hope that Cherwell school will consider having you over. We look forward with interest and hope.
You really are so much more than a music lesson and offer the creativity, dynamic and fun that is absent from his school lessons.
Thank you very much
ST- 27.4.16

 
Matt, I would like to thank you for all your hard work and patience with me over the last few months. I am so grateful for all the tutoring I have had with TMB staff and want you to know that I will continue tinkling away at home with the knowledge that I have gained from you. Many many thanks for enabling me to at least be able to play something recognisable, which I never thought would happen. With very best wishes to you for continued success."
J x  16.03.16
 
 
J loved Saturday band and would like to continue. So much so that he has looked up 3 songs as Paula suggested he choose something and send it to her. We were really impressed. Paula was super and really kind. 
Great fun. Thanks...
Janie 14.03.16

 

I just wanted to let you know that Olivia really loved her lesson tonight with the new singing teacher Emma, she came home so excited she hasn't stopped singing all night !!!!

Sam - 08.12.15

 

Singing teacher Holly was a real hit with her pupils this week, thank you TMB. Students went home 'BUZZING' ".

Thanks Dormer House School - 18.9.15

 

Just wanted to say thanks so much for the consistancy you have provided our pupils over the last acedemic year. This is something we have struggled with in the past when using other music providers so it has been great for our students to receive the consistancy you have provided. Thanks TMB

Henley School 10.9.15

 

Hi there, just wanted to say thanks for sorting out the band on Saturday. I think they really enjoyed it and the guests were well impressed!
Maybe now they've have had the taste of it they will want to do it again some time? We can have them headlining at "Dornstock" before too long!!

Sarah 18/5/15

 

Dear Tim, Paula & Guy,

Just wanted to say that the band were great and we were so impressed with them all. Cant wait for the next gig!

Lisa & Nick x   19/5/15

 

C Peake - 9.04.15

 

Tim, It was great to meet you and Henry yesterday - and my daughter really enjoyed her lesson. She talked all the way home about treble clefs and bass clefs and how she had learned 3 notes, then practised as soon as she got back home, so if enthusiasm is anything to go by we might have a promising future with the piano.

S Hodgson 29.04.15

 

So, needless to say, we would like to continue for the whole 8 week blockMy son is loving the lessons from you guys and wants to become a singer/songwriter!

A Lucero - 13.04.15

 

Sofia is growing in confidence every lesson and Bryony is carefully choosing songs that will challenge her in the right ways. Bryony is friendly, gives good feedback and is obviously tuned in to Sofia's particular strengths and weaknesses. Thanks TMB.

Julie 14.3.2015

 

Once again I'll say how amazing the whole experience at TMB has been - The facilities are top notch and Mark is absolutely awesome. Very patient (he has to be with me!), motivational and its always fun. In particular, when I unexpectedly had to start my new course he went above and beyond to be accommodating. I'm already learning some songs for the summer party! Bring on the sun.

Ollie B - 1.3.15

 

The Musical Box have been providing tuition in guitar, bass, drums, piano/keys and (most recently) singing at Stratford-upon-Avon School since 2011, with some group workshops supplied as required. We have at least one of their experienced and hugely enthusiastic teachers in nearly every day of the school week, all of who have gained superb results from our students, both in terms of grades achieved and engagement with instrument lessons. The service and communication from their administrative team has been similarly impressive, working with our staff members to ensure seamless tuition from week-to-week, term-to-term and year-to-year – not an easy task in a school of this size.

Regarding quality provision of musical instrument and vocal tuition in a school environment, I cannot recommend The Musical Box highly enough.

 

My son really likes drumming and so we will have to rethink about cricket (which he also likes)...We think Alex is a really good teacher and both my boys really enjoy his lessons.

Bridgetown Parent - 08/01/2015

 

Dear All, My son's been really into the keyboard over the holidays. I'd like to say he's practiced diligently (!) but he's certainly been playing the carol service piece and other party pieces with increased enthusiasm. Thanks

Bridgetown Parent - 07/01/2015

 

Paula, Thanks for the Christmas Party yesterday, we had a lot of fun  Looking forward to the next set of lessons with Mark! Really enjoying it! 

Ollie - Fritwell - 15.12.2014

 

Our singing teacher is Bryony from The Musical Box LTD - you should contact Paula asap as I know they're getting booked up already. I cannot recommend their teachers highly enough as they've been getting superb results from our students.

Mr D - Stratford-Upon-Avon School - 5/12/14

 

Both Siena and Adam had a very enthusiastic and great response to your rock session at Bicester Studio today – thanks!

SE - 31.10.2014

 

The teaching I have received from Adam has been exceptionally super. He is very patient with me and he is excellent at building up my confidence in piano playing.

Vickie Loh - 28/10/14

 

My daughter really enjoyed her piano lesson this week and I thought Henry was brilliant. Long gone are the days of boring music lessons with an ancient teacher - I remember my own school experiences! Thanks Musical Box

Mrs Smith - 13/10/14

 

We really enjoyed the Summer party and student performances yesterday and were most impressed not only by the school and facilities but even more so by the manner and calibre of the teachers. It was evident in the relaxed performances by the students. You could just see they were having a ball! Thanks for the invitation Love to you all

Ivor and Julie - 11/08/2014

 

Just finished my second course of drum lessons and wanted to say a big thank you to Tim for all the encouragement and tuition, as well as the laughs! If you're thinking of having a go at learning to play an instrument, then I would highly recommend The Musical Box. I've always wanted to try it but never had the courage - thank you for helping me to try something new that has given me a sense of achievement and much enjoyment. Just need to keep practising!

Jayne Mottram - Aug 14

 

TMB is an awesome place to have music lessons!! I've been having drum lessons for the past few months and I'm really glad that I found TMB online. Not only does each lesson really help to improve my technique and my ability, they are also really good fun! I've been learning different skills and techniques at the same time as learning songs; this is an exciting way to learn as I can play along to some of my favorite songs! I now actually look forward to Mondays because of my drum lessons!

Hannah - May 14

 

Our son George has been learning electric guitar with Guy since the New Year and boy is he doing well!! Guy has him practising his chords and grade pieces, but also doing really cool things like F1 theme tune, James Bond, James Blunt, Smoke on the Water.....the list goes on. We are both really jealous that our 10 year old is officially cooler than we are......he loves practising, he finds it really fun and can't wait for each weeks lesson. What ever you are doing it works!! Thank you. 

Wendy - May 14

 

TMB has been keeping a passion for music alive in our house for over 5 years. Anyone who can get a pair of horizontal teenage boys to practise without nagging deserves rich praise - a true testament to Henry and his incredible enthusiasm and talent. Can't thank you enough.  

J. May 06/05/14

 

My daughter has been having lessons at The Musical Box for a couple of years now.  She started off learning electric guitar, but has enjoyed them so much, she's now learning drums and keyboards too. She gets so much out of her music lessons - they help her to de stress and unwind after school, and the teachers at TMB make the lessons enjoyable and fun. She practices all her instruments because she is inspired by the music choices the teachers make for her. Thank you Musical Box - 5 big stars to all.

Mrs M Graham-Martin - May 2014

 

Our 10 year old has been having piano lessons with Henry for three years and loves it. He gets to play a beautiful baby grand every week and, alongside working through the grades, he always has a pop song on the go (so far he has learned ‘feelin’ good’, ‘Rolling in the Deep’, Sweet Child of Mine’, ‘Grenade’ and ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ and is about to tackle ‘Honky Tonk Woman’). Sometimes they both let rip as a duet with Henry providing extra twiddles on the keyboard and singing. This is Henry’s magical ingredient: it’s not all hard slog with just grades as distant rewards; Henry’s cool, they have a wail of a time and my son has some ‘show-off’ pieces to impress whoever comes to the house.
Chrissy Wainwright - May 2014

 

Hi Paula,
Thank you for yesterday at your Bicester studios. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere was just perfect and standard of music superb as always. All the teachers are a great bunch of characters. Your sons are scrumptious as well. So much fun!

Tracey Wild - 16/12/2013

 

You were utterly BRILLIANT last Thursday - thank you so much for making the evening so great - without you all it wouldn't have been half as much fun. Great music; utterly toe tapping (and fun to see Max too)

Best thanks to you all,

Juliet x
Juliet Carron - Kitebrook House - Halloween Hog Roast organiser - Oct 31st 2013

 


'After your lesson my sister Becky could not stop tapping on things. Soooooo annoying… thanks Tim'
 


We love our music lessons here. Tim is a great teacher – always positive and enthusiastic. I feel exhilarated after my hour's lesson. At 42 I felt a bit of an idiot taking up the drums, with my 13 year old daughter – but it's been one of the best things I've ever done.
 


Mike is also really cool, with an infectious enthusiasm which keeps Lauren motivated. Thank you Musical Box.
Love the Rowleys x


"Drums are really cool,
I play them after school,
I love rocking out
To play, to scream and shout,
When I'm older I know
I'm gonna turn pro."


(anonymously written in our guest book)

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