"Richard is a superb teacher. From being a complete beginner, he taught me through to grade 8 in both guitar and music theory, which allowed me to progress to study music at university. The greatest asset to Richard's lessons is the work he puts in outside of lesson time. Richard encouraged me to perform in public from a young age, and later provided me with the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to perform a masterclass on fingerstyle guitar. On top of this, Richard also provided me with a job teaching guitar towards the end of our lessons together. It is because of the lessons Richard provided that I now enjoy working as a musician. Thank you!"
"I came to Richard with just one goal, to get into university playing music and not only did he deliver on my goal but he spent every minute of our lesson giving me ideas, skills and guidance that gave me the ability to get distinctions in all but one of the 6 exams I took.
His honesty and ability to cater to your own personal learning style and pace is an incredible talent.
I never hesitate to recommend Richard to anyone who is interested."
"I started having lessons with Richard about 3 years ago. I was nearly 60 and didn't know a single note on the guitar. I am now up to grade 5 standard. Richard has a lot of patience and his lessons are fun and each week I improve and learn something new. I would recommend Richard as a tutor without reservation."
"A year ago our 6 year old daughter, out of the blue, asked if Santa might bring her a guitar.....well he did and a couple of months later we decided it would be a good idea to get some professional lessons. We fully expected it to be a passing phase and for the guitar to end up as a dust collector. Thankfully we discovered Richard and now, 9 months on, our now 7 year old is about to sit her first guitar exam. We would highly recommend him as a teacher. Lessons are fun, engaging and develop at a good pace."
Helena and Amelia Douglas
"I never thought I would be able to play the guitar. With Richard as my tutor I am finally doing it. If I can't do something, he finds another way round the problem for me. Brilliant teacher."
"Every lesson brings improvement in my playing."
"Richard is a fantastic teacher who has taught me from the age of 7. I am now 13 and enjoy every lesson. Richard involves me in many things and is always there to help out on anything big or small. If you are not sure you just ask and Richard will give you the answers. I have passed exams with distinction thanks to Richard's hard work. I would certainly recommend Richard as a tutor. He is a very hard worker, brilliant teacher and a great friend."
"Richard Silvester has worked with the children at Rokeby Park over the past two years, teaching guitar and music .He is a very talented young man, and has shown a keen interest in making the most of the children's abilities. I recommend him very highly."
Headteacher Rokeby Park
"Richard provided guitar tuition in my school for two years and I was very impressed by his musical ability and the way in which his enthusiasm for guitar playing was passed on to the children.
The children all did very well. Richard worked both in small groups and individually, with some pupils making exceptional progress.
Evening concerts for parents encouraged the children to show off their guitar skills and Richard was always there to encourage and support them.
Richard was reliable, trustworthy and punctual. He was always pleasant and courteous towards everyone.
I was sorry to lose Richard as I was pleased with his music tuition here and with the progress his pupils made."
Mrs H N Wright
Sidmouth Primary School
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Hull And Beverley