Testimonials: Schools

Wallace High School, Lisburn

“This was an outstanding workshop in so many aspects. The value of music tuition was extraordinary and instantly evident to the students. The manner in which Richard made the students think beyond 'pat' answers and deeper from a more holistic viewpoint is a badly needed commodity in our teaching. Many thanks.

David Faslconer, Head of Music and ABRSM examiner

 

St John Fisher High School, Harrogate

“Thank you so much once more for the fabulous day of music you provided yesterday. The four pianists who participated in the Masterclass have each said today how much they got from it and despite being on the spot in front of their peers, how much they enjoyed it. They felt “challenged but supported”. A number of pupils who were in the Masterclass audience said that you had made them listen to music in a more focused way.

Cathy Hindle, Assistant Head

 

Cullompton Community College, Cullompton, Devon

 “Richard Meyrick’s concert was a fabulous mix of classical and world music which got the audience tapping their feet to the rhythm and left them all wanting more. The children were particularly enthralled and very keen to buy Richard’s CDs to take the experience back home to enjoy further. The master classes inspired at primary and secondary level and the whole experience has certainly raised the awareness of the pleasure of live sound and charismatic performance. Thank you.”

Julie Phelan, Head Teacher

Cooper’s Coborn School, Upminster, Essex

Pupils were given excellent feedback and encouragement in how to perform their pieces. Thank you!”

J A Bristow, Director of Music

 

Royal Wootton Bassett School

 “A fantastic event. All our students had a great time and learnt loads. A brilliant opportunity. Thank you.”

S M - Assistant Head Teacher

 Brighton College

 “My children found the Masterclass inspiring. Richard Meyrick is a genius”

Parent

 

Derby High School

“We welcomed students from 6 Derbyshire Comprehensive Schools and, as ever, Richard entertained us with his fabulous pianism and his extraordinary facility with the young participants.

Director of Music

 

The West Park Centre, Leeds

 “An inspirational afternoon - I received very positive feedback from students and school teachers

Alison Blair, Head of Woodwind and Keyboard, Art Forms

 

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

 “Thank you so much for delivering such an inspirational Music Masterclass to our pupils. They were treated to a wonderful experience which will greatly enhance their understanding of their GCSE Music courses.

Mrs Sally Barnes, Curriculum Leader for Music

 

Porthcawl Comprehensive School

 “Absolutely captivating and informative.The students were fascinated by Richard’s playing and tips. Many thanks!”

Head of Music

 

Y Dderwen School Bridgend, South Wales

 “Thank you so much for giving our pupils the opportunity to perform for you today. The students lack so much confidence in their ability and your enthusiasm and honesty gave our pupils a look outside the restricted box. It means a great deal to us to welcome you to our school and for sharing you passion with us. Thank you.”

Andrea, Head of Music

 

Belper School & 6th Form College

“A fantastic event: humour, enthusiasm and great insight for the students present. We are grateful and humbled by the opportunity.”

Mark Fidler, Head of Music

 

Uckfield Community Technology Collegge

 “The students were enchanted by your dynamic style and incredible musicianship. We very much hope you will be able to join us again soon. Warmest regards.”

Robert Wakeling, Director of Music

 

Dover Grammar School for Girls 

“A very lively approach which gave each of our five young pianists food for thought, practice and action both individually and in learning from each other. Also a wonderful chance to hear Richard’s own performances, which will have been an eye/ear opener to them all.”

M E Sherred, Subject Leader for Music

 

St Bede’s School, Redhill, Surrey

“A wonderful masterclass - thank you. Extremely helpful advice to our pianists and encouraging words to reach the next level in their playing. Thanks for the humour in the delivery too - and of course the wonderful performances - always great to hear Richard play.”

J Wood, Assistant Head of Music

 

Staffordshire Performing Arts

“A splendid workshop with young people that inspired and imported great knowledge and wisdom. I spoke with the young people afterwards and they were unanimous in their enjoyment of the session and how much they had learned in such a short space of time. Thank you!!”

Nigel Taylor, Head of Staffordshire Performing Arts

 

Coopers’ Coborn School, Upminster, Essex

“Thank you Richard for coming back to the school to hear our pupils performing today. Really inspiring summing up of their performances. Thank you again.”

J A Bristow, Director of Music

 

Framlingham College, Suffolk

“A very entertaining and constructive evening. Mr Meyrick gets the very best from the participants.”

Martin G Irwin, Parent