Testimonials

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‘Out of all the piano teachers I have had, by far Quinn was the best, he taught me how to solo which has helped me with my music elective at school, I learnt the most songs I had ever learnt in the time period he was my teacher and he showed me jazz which I felt was the first time I had felt truly passionate about a song I had learnt.

Above all he was really easy to work with, it felt like he was and wasn’t the boss, he would lead me but I had a sense of independence when learning my songs and it was a respectful environment unlike with my other teachers.

Overall he is an amazing teacher who ticks all the boxes when it comes to teaching piano.’
Cody Smyth, age 13

‘Quinn’s piano teaching style is engaging and open-minded. He relates really well to young students, treating them as equals and collaborators. My son was very inspired by his approach.’
Aaron Smyth (Cody’s dad)

‘Quinn Stacpoole has taught myself and my three children piano for the past four years. My children have developed wonderful playing skills, completed several AMEB levels and soaked up jazz and blues music theory.
I have spent the past two years learning jazz theory and improvisation with Quinn, having been trained classically as a child. He is a great teacher, engaging, patient and thorough. I am still a work in progress, but have learnt an amazing amount in these two years.
I would happily recommend Quinn as a piano teacher in both classical and jazz, for children and adults alike.’
James Legge
‘Quinn inspired our son to want to play piano and opened up the world of Jazz to him including improvisation which really encouraged his creativity. He doesn’t teach to a formula and is able to adapt his teaching style to suit the student.’
Therese McNulty

‘I had piano lessons with Quinn for nearly four years.  As an adult starting as a raw beginner I was a bit nervous at starting to learn at an older age.  Quinn was extremely reassuring.  He knew when to push to get me to take risks with my playing- but he also knew when to back off and try again later. He is very good at helping develop the technical skills needed while at the same time being responsive to the musical interests of his students. With Quinn’s help, my technique, knowledge of music and the ability to play more complex pieces kept on improving.   His obvious love for music comes out in his teaching.   I would highly recommend Quinn as a teacher.’
Janine Breadmore
‘Quinn has been teaching piano to my 12 year old son for over a year, Quinn has such a lovely, gentle, nurturing approach, full of passion & dedication he is a true inspiration.My son was always happy to have his lessons, & learnt so much, his confidence grew immensely. Quinn made the lessons fun & encouraged my son in such positive ways. Our family thoroughly enjoyed hearing the wonderful sounds during the lessons, & would highly recommend Quinn.’
Simone Grace