Read what our happy clients have to say about their music lessons
Thanks to Peter, my sister (11) and I (13) passed the ABRSM grade 5 theory exam only after a short amount of time because of the way he teaches. Peter makes it very easy (and fun!) to understand difficult things. Since then, I have been learning the drums with him for two years and now I am already playing grade 8 pieces! He owns many different kinds of instruments, and sometimes I learn how to play a professional xylophone, which has 4 octaves, the vibraphone and pedal timpani. I'm hoping to do grade 8 Percussion next year. Peter is friendly, kind and a helpful teacher, so I am always looking forward to the next lesson.
I started going to Peter's at the age of 6 and he has helped me develop a passion for playing the piano.
He is always very calm, patient and encourages me to be the best that I can be. He makes playing the piano enjoyable as well as challenging. I'm about to take my Grade 5 Piano exam. My sister (who is learning the drum kit) and I couldn't ask for a better teacher
Both my son and daughter have studied under Peter, for singing and piano tuition. His consistent enthusiasm, patience and incredible skill in fostering and growing musical skill and competences make him an exceptional teacher. He works hard without pressuring his students to succeed in getting the best from them. I always recommend him as a teacher for not only young people but also adults.
My name is Amanda, mother to Mark who is now 14 years old. Mark started learning how to play piano on the day he turned six years. We count ourselves blessed to have Peter teaching and sharing his music passion with our son. With Peter's inspiration, Mark achieved top marks for all his piano exams. Now doing grade 8 piano and he loves Piano so much.
Peter, we cannot thank you enough. Thank you for sharing your love of music with Mark. You are an amazing teacher; passionate, hardworking, encouraging and inspiring! Best Piano Teacher on the planet
I have been studying with Peter for the past 3 years. When I began with him I was a novice; lacking in both experience and confidence. I have now attained both Grade 5 in singing and theory and Grade 3 in piano. Peter's approach in lessons, makes me feel totally at ease whether singing or playing and he has been fantastic guiding me through exams and offering enthusiastic assistance for public performance I have always found Peter a dedicated tutor with a light touch. While he insists on drawing the best from his pupils he also has a great sense of humour which enhances his teaching.
Clare at "All Music" is a lovely violin and viola teacher. She has taught me violin over the last 3 years, and my sister Alice the viola for 2 years. I am preparing for my Grade 4 Violin exam, and my sister is taking her Grade 5 Viola exam in November. Clare knows how to make learning music interesting.
Pete has been teaching my 6-year-old daughter piano for 5 weeks. In her first lesson, he got her reading music and playing tunes despite her having no previous instrumental experience. A talented and creative musician himself, he encourages a child to learn and discover at a steady pace, while steering them towards clear goals. It's a testament to Pete's teaching abilities that my daughter looks forward to her weekly lessons. I couldn't be happier in recommending him as a music teacher.
Peter is an excellent teacher and has been teaching my son since he was 5 (now 8), currently ready to take his grade 3 Piano exam in November.
Peter has shown to be very patient with children and gives a great level of encouragement to promote practice and learning.
I have been having piano tuition for over two years with Peter Barrett at 'All Music'. Peter's teaching style comes highly recommended by me. He is patient and it's very rewarding being taught by him. He stretches my ability to improve at a comfortable pace and always happy to spend extra time on both theory and playing skills I need extra support with.
Peter has taught our son and now daughter for the past 6 years. We can not recommend him highly enough. He has been fantastic with both children, and they both look forward to these lessons on a weekly basis. He has guided our son through to grade 4 in both singing and piano by the age of 12, making it enjoyable and fun. We are confident our daughter will do as well under Peter's guidance.
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Absolutely fantastic teacher! Very thorough and also extremely knowledgeable. We love Peter, he's such a wonderful person too. My son has drum lessons and I have piano lessons and we absolutely love him! Incredible all round. Highly recommend!!! My son has only been having lessons for not even a year and he's such a good drummer!!!! Even if I am biased.
I can't recommend All Music highly enough. I learnt piano with Peter from the age of 7 until my teens, and last year my own 7 year old daughter began lessons with him too. Peter is a fantastic teacher: inspiring, encouraging, patient, and he knows how to keep the lessons fun! I would thoroughly recommend All Music to anyone looking for tuition.
Highly recommended music teacher. Have known now for a number of years, originally through Peter teaching my son, took him from nothing to grade 8 percussion, grade 7 trumpet in a very short time due to the way he teaches and the motivation he gives the students. Have since started lessons myself. In the past 2 and a half years Peter has got me through grades 4, 5 and 6 percussion and his teaching led me to a distinction in my grade 5 theory. Lessons are always hard work, but extremely enjoyable too. Thoroughly recommended service.
Peter has taught all my 3 children since 2009. The eldest, Philip, learned piano to grade 8 (and also clarinet and saxophone to grade 8 with John Chappell). My middle child, Felix, learned drum kit and jazz trumpet with Peter (both to grade 5), and (the youngest) my daughter, Ilinca, is learning with Peter and taking her grade 5 piano in November. Thanks to Peter's expert tuition, Ilinca is now a Music scholar at Kings School specialising in diploma standard tuned percussion pieces. She also writes and performs her own songs at the piano. We are so grateful to have found Peter's music school. Learning there has been a great experience for both pupils and their parents.
Nicci has been my cello teacher for the last 6 years. I am preparing for my Grade 6 cello exam, having achieved a Distinction at Grade 5. She is an amazing teacher who also teaches my dad the double bass. We both love our lessons and always look forward to her classes at All Music Whitstable and sometimes online when dad can't take me to the lesson because he's busy with work.
Peter has been teaching me the trumpet for the past 3 years. I chose to learn a musical instrument relatively late in life, having only played the recorder as a child, and I started my lessons not being able to read a single note of music. The trumpet is not the easiest of instruments to learn, however, Peter is a skilled musician with an evident skill for teaching music. He has been patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. We adapted throughout lockdown and I have been continuing with a weekly lesson over zoom which has worked brilliantly. I'd recommend Peter to anyone wishing to learn an instrument, whatever their age and skill level.
John Chappell is a brilliant saxophone and clarinet teacher. I have spent the last 5 years learning with him. He is humorous and positive at all times, and he knows how to stimulate his pupils. I'm looking forward to taking my Grade 8 Saxophone exam thanks to John's inspiring tuition at "ALL MUSIC (WHITSTABLE)". I always feel that I'm learning a great deal every week, whilst having loads of fun in the process!!!
Christine has taught me the flute for nearly 2 years at "All Music Whitstable". She is very patient and has taught me how to read music and play to Grade 2 level. I really enjoy her lessons.