Student Testimonials


Esther and Alex, students (2015)


Student Testimonials

“Maria taught drumkit/percussion at Hagley Farm Primary School in Tasmania for two years.  Her students ranged in age from nine to twelve years of age and worked with Maria in a one-on-one 30-minute lesson. At all times Maria demonstrated that she was reliable and committed to her students.  She was always on time and would communicate with the school if she was unable to attend.  Her students enjoyed her lessons and had developed a good rapport with Maria.  They learnt not only the rudiments of drum playing but were also encouraged to learn to read percussion music as well.  The students were impressed by Maria’s level of skill as a drummer as well! It is because of these strong qualities as a teacher that I would strongly recommend Maria to anyone looking for a drum tutor.”

Cherie Partridge, Head of Music, Hagley Farm Primary School (TAS)

“Since beginning lessons with Maria in 2012, my 6-year-old son, Thomas, has been exposed to excellent teaching that has seen him improve remarkably with his drumming skills.  The most amazing transition we have seen is with his confidence and coordination as a drummer and this has extended to all other aspects of his life.  Maria’s holistic approach to learning music, drum kit and performing has paid dividends for us.”

 Damien Jones, Parent 

“I have learnt so much in such little time. Relaxed lessons, comfortable environment and a lot of knowledge about music and the drum kit.  If it wasn’t because of Maria, I wouldn’t be at the level that I am at now. I am so glad I was given Maria as my teacher.”

Joel Barker, Student

“Our son Jay wanted to learn a second instrument and chose drums. We as parents couldn’t be happier with Maria as progress and enthusiasm have surpassed all our expectations. He tells us his lessons are relaxed and fun, and that lessons focus on all aspects of music, as well as being able to “jam” within a few months. We fully endorse Maria as a professional music teacher and highly recommend her tuition.”

Rose Lentini, Parent 

“Maria provides easy to understand instructions, even for a beginner! As well as that, she is patient and her friendly manner makes you feel at ease. This made Maria the perfect teacher for me, as well as her excellent drum skills/knowledge and flexibility with lesson times.

Shari Cummings, Student