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We decided to move my son from school group lessons to private tuition several years ago.  In that time my son has progressed massively and passed his grades.  Simon is patient but seems to know how far to push my son to get higher standards for himself.  


Simon is an excellent tutor!

D Wing
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Simon is a very experienced tutor who loves teaching. Both my children have classes with him for guitar and drums and they love him and the lessons. Simon takes the time to connect meaningfully with his students. He is caring and compassionate, but also very professional and very well organized.

R Velanu
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Our now 7 year old son has been learning drums with Simon for just over 2 years. He loves his lessons with Simon - Simon is friendly, fun - especially important for a young learner! - and has found ways to motivate and engage him that are just right for his level and personality. 

K Jones 
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Simon has been my son’s drumming tutor for over five years and in that time he has always been reliable, flexible, encouraging and honest in his review and future direction of my son’s progress. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a music tutor - you won’t be disappointed!


My son has been coming to Simon for quite a few years, first for guitar lessons and now for drumming. Simon has a really good rapport with the students he works with and is highly knowledgeable on all aspects of music playing and teaching.

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"Simon is an AMAZING music tutor. Over the last few years he has tutored both my daughter and son in guitar and drums. Over the recent period he has continued with online lessons meaning the situation did not affect my Sons progress. I would highly recommend him to anybody who is looking for a music tutor .. the lessons are of quality and are good value price wise. My daughter has now gone of to Uni but my son loves his lessons and finds them engaging!"

S Webb
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J Dickson

Simon teaches both of my sons, one on the drums and one guitar. They started with him when they were 7 and 9 and they instantly loved their lessons. He is extremely good at coaching them through the inevitable frustrations of learning an instrument and manages to inspire and challenge them. I thoroughly recommend him.

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T  Dawson

"Simon has been teaching my children electric guitar and bass for the past year. His musical knowledge and teaching ability is first class. He explains things very clearly and patiently and as a result his students make excellent progress. Highly recommended."

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J Dale

"We highly recommend White Dog Music! Simon is knowledgeable, professional and great with his clients, young and old! Our son looks forward to his lesson every week. Not only is this because he loves playing the instrument but mainly due to Simon’s relaxed, friendly and enthusiastic teaching! Thank you Simon!"

C Daly

‘As a somewhat ‘older’ learner I was pleased to find Simon happy and willing to take me on. I have been learning drums with him for 18 months now and he has always been flexible, knowledgable and encouraging. With his help I have progressed further than I thought possible. He is always ready with a good tip on how to improve technique and makes lessons enjoyable and fun!’

C Trill

'I would highly recommend Simon.  He is a great teacher who is clearly dedicated to teaching music and sharing his expertise.  He is reliable, flexible and friendly.  He has taught my son from starting out playing drums to taking Grade 7 and 8 in the very near future.'

D Masters

"My son loves his guitar lessons with Simon, he started as a complete beginner and is now an accomplished player. Simon keeps him engaged and has really encouraged his love of playing and to always push a bit harder. I wholeheartedly recommend Simon if you are looking for a music teacher."

A Thomas

"Simon has endless patience with his students - he’s very adaptable and responsive when there is something particular they want to try, and his positive energy is infectious."

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P James

Simon has been teaching my son guitar for many years. He has been a great mentor to him and has a vast knowledge of music. Simon is supportive, approachable and always responds quickly to emails/texts. Thanks largely to Simon, my son is soon to take his grade 6 guitar exam and is going to study at the ACM college in Guildford. Simon is very professional and organised and I would recommend him without hesitation.

W Martin

Simon is easy going and gives us our boys confidence in what they are doing, both our boys have Aspergers and are very comfortable in his presence.

A Elgar

Simon is patient, knowledgable and inspiring. He makes lessons interesting and tailors his lessons to the individual.

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