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James (student)

An excellent teacher, with extensive knowledge and practical expertise. From helping with my compositions (resulting in an A in A-Level music), to more individualised tutoring through South West Music School, I highly recommend Jim.

Jonathan (student)


I was introduced to Jim through the Faculty of Music at Falmouth University. I am a complete novice, and Jim's introduction to Grade 1 Music Theory was clear, methodical, and above all, comprehensible. I have now moved onto Grade 2 Music Theory, and just as before, he is mentoring me at my own pace. Jim entertains any and all questions I ask him, and finds creative yet easily understandable ways to explain abstract concepts. If patience and persistence are the hallmarks of a good teacher, then Jim is truly masterful!

Richard (student)

I have been a student of Jim’s for many years. He is excellent for both new and experienced players. He is patient and knowledgeable and willing to put in time and effort to move students’ skills onwards. I came to Jim after years of not getting very far. I have now improved so much that I can play some grade 7 piano pieces and have decided to move into my ABRSM grade 5 this year. He is really supportive and supplements my practical lessons with theory where needed which I find very useful. He tailors lessons to my interests and is always looking for new ways to help me make progress.

Hans Zimmer (film composer)


I love your work...All my best, -Hz-


Steven Isserlis CBE (cellist)


Very impressive work.


Suzi Digby OBE (choral director)


You are a profoundly special composer.

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