6. Testimonials

“Tim’s work ethic combined with his friendly demeanor are the key to his success. My son was well prepared for exams and even seemed to enjoy taking them! Tim’s caring attitude brings out the best in his students, whatever their stage and abilities.”    Mrs Denny, Fulham

“Tim Sidford taught my daughter piano and violin for years up until he left London in 2013. Throughout that time he was exceptionally kind, patient, inspiring, reliable, accommodating, dedicated, and had a lovely sense of humour. He is an extremely talented teacher (and performer too, I believe!). My daughter reached Grade 4 piano and Grade 4 violin by the time he left. We very much miss him and have no hesitation in strongly recommending him to anyone. They’d be lucky to have him!”    Rowena Mackaness, SW London


“We were lucky enough to have Tim Sidford as a piano teacher for our son James – he taught him from age 9 -13 and got him through Grades 3-5 with an impressive level of patience! Tim is a fabulous teacher; strong on rewards and understanding the need for boys to be goal-driven, but able to enforce disciplined practise and a strong work ethic. He totally understood our son and peppered the drier elements of  ABRSM study with jazzy pieces and showy items to keep his interest. Very clever! We couldn’t recommend him more highly.”    Corrina, Hammersmith

“As an adult going back to an instrument I’d tried at school, I thought I might be a lost cause! But no fear – Tim is patient and encouraging, and above all shares his joy in making music. A gifted teacher!” E Williams, SW London

“My daughter made excellent progress on the violin under Tim Sidford’s tuition. She thoroughly enjoyed her lessons and he helped her to develop confidence as a performer. She was very well prepared for her ABRSM exams.”    Mrs Rumble, Fulham

“Tim started teaching my daughter when she was seven, at first in a group and then individually. He was an excellent violin teacher, starting with the basics and bringing her up to a high standard very quickly. He managed to be rigorous and goal-orientated, while also being creative and fun! My daughter’s enjoyment for the violin is largely due to the great teaching and encouragement she had from Tim.”   Elizabeth, Fulham

“In 2.5 years Tim has taught my daughter piano, violin and music theory. My daughter has excelled under his tutalege, passing 6 exams during this time (three Distinctions, two Merits and one Pass). My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her sessions with Tim. I would highly recommend him.”                 Rosie, Chelsea