Archives: Testimonials

Andrew Hewat

Music is my passion and it is what I studied at university, completing my BMus majoring in Jazz Performance in 2012. I have been playing drums for over 15 years but have always had an interest and desire to learn guitar. Having a degree in music and also having a presence within the local music scene, I sought to find myself a tutor who had the theoretical knowledge and performing ability to a level I could trust and benefit from most. Seeing Maciek’s versatility as a player and level of musicianship as well as recommendations from other musicians convinced …

Steve O’Donell

I’d been looking for a new teacher for sometime now as I have felt stuck or plateau’d and had found it difficult to find one that not only was a great player and versatile, but was also a good communicator and able to translate actions on the fretboard into understandable parts and push me to new levels; I found myself stuck in a musical rut and needed a boost to move on and after meeting with Maciek the first time, I felt I had found that teacher. He is able to strip back concepts into workable practices and understandings …

Nicky Moran – Itinerant Gospel musician

I wanted to learn to play electric guitar from a person who I had seen masterfully playing in a band, to gain inspiration and technique from someone already doing it. I understood some music theory but lacked know-how to put the puzzle together eg. of adding flavour, interest, lead breaks and harmony parts to songs, rather than just the rhythm chords. Learning new chord patterns and scales were really helpful, improved hand positioning with good technique was demonstrated in such a way I could grasp and retain them. (No more tennis elbow) Maciek interviewed me to gain an understanding …