Testimonials 2020 – 2024

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7th January 2023

Tony is a great guitar teacher, he is patient and explains things well. He has done a great job throughout covid teaching via zoom (which can have its challenges) but it is working well for my daughter and she enjoys her lessons. The showcases are great for building confidence in the students and Tony is very enthusiastic in everything he does. I would highly recommend Maestros & Masters Academy

Gillian W (parent)


1st March 2022

A few years ago, I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands and really struggled to get the strength and fine motor skills back in my hands.

It was suggested to me that guitar playing might just help – and it has!

I have no hesitation in recommending Tony as a guitar teacher for all ages and abilities. He has proven himself to be a patient and very approachable teacher, with the ability to put you at ease so that your lessons fly by and you come out of the lesson with a smile on your face.

Clare M (student)


21st March 2021

Lana is a fantastic singing teacher. She is very supportive and encouraging. Although I was already a singer, I lacked vocal strength and confidence. She taught me lots of techniques which we built on overtime and my voice has changed so much since I first started. She is adaptable and goes at your pace but she also is able to push you when needed and helps you to gain that confidence. Her style of teaching is relaxed and friendly and she makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend her as a singing teacher.

Caroline M (student)


15th March 2021

I’ve been working with Tony for about 6 months now. We’re covering both electric & acoustic guitar, for M&M academy and Rockschool grades. Lessons have been face to face, which is ideal, when possible, else using Zoom (a reasonable alternative) when not. Practice sessions can be logged and tracked, your course notes accessed and your audio files uploaded for tutor assessment, using the Tutorbird app.

For me, Tony is a really good teacher, friendly, knowledgeable, patient and encouraging, with a great sense of humour. His lessons are well structured and never boring. Unfortunately the hour lesson flies by. Can’t wait for the next session.
If you’re thinking of signing up for guitar lessons, I can highly recommend Tony at M&M.

Julian M (student)


8th March 2021

Hi, I’m Laurie and I’m 9yrs old.
I have been taught guitar and Taekwondo by Tony for 1½ years and it has been really good fun.
Tony is one of the best teachers, I rate him 10/10, so I definitely recommend that you join Tony’s lessons. He’s funny, patient and explain things clearly.

Laurence P (student)


Tony is passionate guitarist and skilled martial artist who has successfully pulled these two arts together. With both activities, he’s patient, explains things clearly and provides plenty of encouragement with those tricky riffs or patterns. The flexibility in the guitar curriculum lets both my son and I learn different styles of songs on both electric and acoustic guitars. We both highly recommend M&M for anyone wanting to keep fit, learn fun new skills and gain lots of confidence.

Pete J (student)


4th March 2021

I have been taking weekly guitar lessons for just over a year. Tony has been an excellent and patient teacher. The learning programme is well structured, varied and challenging and has gradually taken my development steadily from beginner towards Intermediate level. The supporting resource materials have all been top quality and Tony has always been happy to send extra video demos of exercises when requested. I have never lost enthusiasm from day one which is testament to Tony’s ability and methods. I love the balance between understanding music, rhythms, guitar techniques etc and the opportunity to play new songs. As a result this 70 plus year old is looking forward to what lies ahead, all thanks to M&M Academy. Highly recommend them!

David S (student)


I have been with Tony now for about 2 years and I can’t recommend him highly enough. He has tailored his lessons very well towards my goal of becoming better at guitar. He is a very patient teacher and works very hard to help me achieve my goal. I would recommend Tony to anyone thinking of learning the guitar.

Kevin M (student)


My daughter has been having electric guitar lessons with Tony for 8 months. Tony is very patient and explains everything clearly. He has always been approachable, friendly and encouraging. He goes above and beyond to help you and is always happy to answer questions in his own time. She is really enjoying learning how to play using the challenge and reward scheme. I highly recommend Tony and we are really pleased we found him!

Linda A (parent)


Having taken acoustic guitar lessons for well over a year, I can highly recommend the M&M Academy to anyone considering guitar lessons. As a novice guitar player when I joined, my tutor Tony has been a source of excellent support and guidance enabling me to make good progress. After each lesson a written progress report is swiftly offered and clear targets and direction given to achieve them. In addition extra help is willingly offered and advice is always available between lessons – all in all, a great service!

David W (student)


3rd March 2021

I absolutely love singing and have wanted to take lessons for years. In October last year I finally decided to book some lessons and chose M&M Academy. Lana is an excellent teacher who takes things at her students pace whilst providing lots of encouragement and support. Her module structure has clear and well defined goals on top of being flexible to meet the ability level of her students. I struggle with social anxiety and her friendly demeanour coupled with how encouraging she is has helped put me at ease and make lessons fun!

Amy S (student)


1st February 2020

Fantastic club, really inclusive martial arts training. Great for developing fitness, confidence, strength and coordination. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Mr Stevenson encourages a really positive and fun environment, working tirelessly to help all students achieve their goals. An excellent group of people to train with all working by the 5 tenets of Taekwondo: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self control and Indomitable spirit!

James S (student)


31th January 2020

Fantastic club. Mr Stevenson is such an inspiring teacher and dedicated in all aspects of training. Always looking to improve learning resources and ways to develop the learning experience for students with the use of apps. Highly recommended!

Wendy F (student)


9th January 2020

Tony is a great instructor! I enjoy his teaching and the encouragement to learn theory.

Cailyn P (student)