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What do children and parents think of Stringnote’s courses?


“My son has been attending piano lessons at Stringnote since he was 5 and he is about to start his fourth year with them. Sylvia, Marcelo and all the staff have been always very professional as directors and as teachers, showing always kind, flexible and helpful manners. Their method, skills and attitude towards my son have made him love music, encouraged him to practice at home with no effort and to learn how to listen, read and play music. We are very happy with his progress. I highly recommend Stringnote.”


“I have known Marcelo and Sylvia since my eldest (now 15) started piano when he was 6. The teaching, patience and encouragement he received weekly has proved invaluable in helping my son develop his love for music and performing. He is now preparing for his grade 8 piano, got into his secondary school via a music scholarship and has this year won the piano competition of his entire school. I genuinely believe that it was down to his teacher who has helped him over the years love music and perform to his best potential. My daughter (9), after two attempts with other teachers to learn piano, has recently started lessons with Marcelo. Her enthusiasm is back and she has passed her first grade with distinction ! Over the years I have recommended to several friends and family.”


“An excellent music academy run by two caring and enthusiastic directors. Our son has been attending since he was 3 and has developed great musicality. The classes are designed to inspire the children and help them progress at their own pace, but alongside their peers.”


“Our two sons have had guitar lessons via Stringnote for years and we have found their service and support of consistent excellent quality. All teachers we have had have been great, from beginner stage to now Grade 6 and 7, and Sylvia was always very helpful and accommodating in planning the sessions. Would highly recommend their services.”

Steve, a parent bringing his child to the Talent Development Program Level I (for children 2 and 3 years old)

“Even after just a few of the Talent Development classes I noticed that my 3 year old daughter’s sense of rhythm was improving as well as her ability to hold a tune. Even ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ sounds much better now! She looks forward to the lessons and I enjoy them myself as they are very interactive for the parents. Marcello and Sylvia are great at working with young children and keeping them engaged. They are clearly experts in the latest music learning techniques so I am genuinely excited about seeing how my daughter’s musical ability develops as she progresses with them”.

Anne, mother with child in he Talent Development Level II group with introduction to Piano, lso says

“The Stringnote team puts tremendous amount of dedication and effort into making every lesson valuable, interesting and, most importantly, FUN for their little students. y 5 year old loves it.”.


“I have known Marcello and Sylvia since 2010, when my son started taking his first guitar lessons with Marcello. My son is now almost 17 and has just passed his Grade 8 exam. With every single one of his guitar grades he has either achieved a Merit or a Distinction. Marcello has been absolutely crucial to my son’s passion for playing the guitar and for achieving good results. From the very beginning, he made sure the lessons were not just about theory and exam pieces practice but also allowing him to choose his own pieces, and allowing him to develop his own interpretations. As a result, I have over the years, very often found him listening to Youtube videos and adapting songs to suit his own interpretation and style. If it wasn’t for Marcello and his team of teachers, he would have never known how to do so, nor have the confidence to do it either.
Sylvia, has been since the beginning, and still is a hugely important part of the whole Music school. She has always accommodated us countless times over the last 8 years and always found ways of sorting out any clashes, illnesses, catch-up lessons etc. Before and after every exam, my son would always receive an encouraging, supporting and congratulating message from both Sylvia and Marcello. Eventhough he has now finished all his music grades, we are continuing with the weekly lessons next year and beyond.
Marcello, Sylvia and the rest of the teaching team are both a truly central part of my son’s music development and success. I will never stop recommending the school enough to any friend who asks for advice on music tuition.”


“We know Marcello and Sylvia for over 8 years now. Both of our children are truly enjoying their music lessons, making a great progress technically and exploring a wide spectrum of music styles.
Marcello is not only a talented and attentive teacher, but also an author of a unique approach to teaching music, developed for piano and guitar. It worked really well for our kids, as they were able to learn how to play their favourite instruments relatively quickly and were equipped to start discovering music on their own at early age.”


“Very professional teachers, I would recommend the programme to everyone.”


“[With just a few lessons my daughter] has started playing what she listen.”