Drewton's Farm Shop    April 2019

Thank you to you and your band for giving us such wonderful music. You were very much appreciated by one and all. Looking forward to hearing you again when the new Drewton venue opens.

Thanks again

Marcia Spicer

70th Birthday Party      March 2019

Well done to both of you. You made my birthday extra special! What a wonderful mixture of styles - everything from Bach to The Beatles to Bacharach. Fantastic!!

25th Wedding Anniversary   January 2019

Just to say a big thankyou to you. Sarah and I were delighted by your choice of music and were amazed at the piece which we commissioned Kieran to write. It was just perfect.

All the very best....

Richard & Sarah  


"Kate’s pupils all make such a good sound”
Derek Chivers, Director of Music, The Mount School, York.
"I have known Kate as a Clarinet/Saxophone teacher at Bootham School for 12 years. During this time, she has always shown herself to be a committed, hard-working teacher who genuinely has the best interest of her students at heart. She prepares them thoroughly and consistently well for exams and performances. She is always ready to help out and I value her contributions.”
Paul Feehan, Director of Music, Bootham School, York. 

 "A rare find  -  a true expert in both Clarinet and Saxophone Teaching”
Derek Chivers, Director of Music, The Mount School, York.
"Kate has taught for us for many years. She brings to her teaching an expert knowledge of the clarinet and its repertoire. Students respond to her informal yet careful approach, learning the importance of good practice and effective presentation. I am very happy to recommend Kate to anyone for clarinet lessons." 
Chris Bartram, Senior Lecturer in Music, York St John University, York."
"An experienced and highly accomplished player and teacher”
Derek Chivers, Director of Music, The Mount School, York.

"Amy wouldn’t be where she is today without the support of Kate and Kieran in her musical endeavours”
Dr Robert Fletcher, Lecturer in Biology, York University.
(Ex-pupil Amy now runs her own Music teaching business) 
 "Thank you for all the great saxophone lessons I’ve had. They’ve been great fun!”
Georgia Tindale, Bootham School.
"Thank you for supporting Bethan with her GCSE performance this week. She had some good feedback from her class Music teacher, so we’re hoping for a good result!”
Ruth Blake (Mother of Bethan). Ruth achieved 46/50 for her solo & ensemble performances.
"I first began to learn to play the Saxophone with Kate four years ago. She somehow kept me going and miraculously taught me the rudiments of the task while simultaneously ensuring that I enjoyed the process. I love playing the Saxophone. Thanks Kate!”
Elaine Brittain (Dance Teacher)
"Kate offers very comfortable lessons at whatever pace is necessary. She has been a very good Clarinet teacher over the years and has brought me on from an absolute beginner to Grade 5 in a good amount of time. She is good at teaching and over time, a new song will be perfected with good advice and practice! I have her to thank for all the fun I have had with my Clarinet and the doors it has opened for me.”
Grace Farnworth (age 15) 
"Kate is a reliable and professional musician and teacher. My Clarinet lessons with her were always fun, informative and I made great progress to diploma level under her tuition. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.
Amy Harker - York St. John University graduate. (Amy received a 1st for her final recital)
"I always enjoy my lessons with Kate. She is a fun teacher and there’s always a good variety of exam pieces and fun pieces! I have made lots of progress on the Clarinet since Kate has taught me!”
Jennifer King (13 yrs old)
"Kate has been my Sax teacher for many years. She is encouraging and patient and musically very knowledgeable. As I am a mature pupil, all of these qualities have served me well.”
Dr Peter Morrall, Healthcare Sociologist, University of Leeds
(Peter is my longest-standing student – having had lessons for almost 20 years.)

"Thank you very much for being a great Saxophone teacher for me for the past 7 years! I’ve really enjoyed having lessons with you and being involved in Saxophone Group while at The Mount, and I’m very happy to have not only achieved Grade 8, but also to have improved my confidence in playing, and my general knowledge about music. I’m very grateful for all the opportunities being able to play the saxophone will bring me. I will really miss my lessons when I leave!" 
Charlotte Stockton, The Mount School, York
"Dear Mrs White,
Thank you so much for teaching me how to play the Saxophone – it has been very rewarding! I have enjoyed music lessons with you so much and it is sad to leave.
I hope that whoever takes over playing Tenor Saxophone in Sax group enjoys it as much as I have!!
Many thanks once more." 
Louise (Pupil 2006-13!!)

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