In association with
Mr Casey Greene
Rob Collins Date: January 2011
Hi Casey, just contacting to say thank you so much for all your help in preparing for my audition. It was very kind of you to take so much time to help. The improvisation part of the audition went very well and I received an email from Berklee earlier this week and they have offered me a scholarship based on the audition so thank you very much. Rob Collins Shrewsbury School
Students Date: August 2014
Testimonials from Students Hi Casey, just contacting to say thank you so much for all your help in preparing for my audition. It was very kind of you to take so much time to help. The improvisation part of the audition went very well and I received an email from Berklee earlier this week and they have offered me a scholarship based on the audition so thank you very much. Rob Collins Shrewsbury School 2010 “Our daughter Eleanor has been studying the flute with Casey for about three years now and the improvement in her playing has been wonderful. Casey’s patience and attention (which he has in abundance) have paid dividends – even down to the amount of the practice she does. She used to consider practicing a chore but not since Casey began tutoring her she now practices willingly and happily – no more threats required from me! Not only does Casey teach the child to play the instrument of their choice he also teaches them to love the music itself and the fact that they are enjoying what they are doing in itself improves their playing.” Alan Thomas Casey has been my teacher for about three years. He has been really patient with me and inspired me to try jazz. I am now practicing for my grade 4 jazz exam and love playing this music !! - Tom Harrison Age 12 - Clarinet “I have been playing electric bass guitar in a jazz workshop led by Casey Greene for over twelve months now. Casey has a very friendly and relaxed style of teaching and is always encouraging and motivational. We play a mix of Jazz, Latin, Blues and African pieces and I think I have improved dramatically given that I was totally new to the jazz style in particular. We have a pretty good functional big-piece band emerging now which extends the pleasure of playing music beyond the workshop. Casey is a key figure in music networks and through him I have met other musicians from whom I’m learning a great deal and it is a privilege making new friendships. Casey is a significant influencing factor in my musical development and journey.” Chris Pitts – Electric Bass - November 2011. “Started with Casey as a birthday present always wanted to play the sax but never got round to it. Couldn’t read a note at first but now playing regularly on Tenor and Baritone sax in a local band. Made to feel comfortable and not pressurised into learning too fast, things taken at my own pace and explained melodically and in a logical manner. Still attend regular lessons as you are always learning.” Mark Larner – Tenor Saxophone- 2011 "Casey is a versatile musician with a breadth of knowledge and experience. As a teacher he imparts his knowledge with appropriate pace and sensitivity to his students needs and ability level. Casey's relaxed manner, obvious love of his subject and no-nonsense approach, allows his students to make progress quickly towards their goals." Stuart Thomas – Electric Guitar -2011 "Having always wanted to play Saxophone I thought I'd left it too late in life to learn but having found Casey with his great teaching skills and patience, he is helping me achieve my ambition" Roger Banks – Alto Saxophone - 2011 '...I wish I had discovered Casey years ago. I've been struggling on my own for ages, but in the first lesson, he gave some purpose & direction to my practising...' Danny Jones- Trombone - 2011 Hi I have been a pupil of Caseys now for just over four years,during this time I have progressed from being a complete non music Reading beginner, to feeling confident enough and good enough to be part of our band HOOT". I will continue to be a pupil of caseys until he can no longer inspire me to greater things...... So a very long time I anticipate. Thanks casey for making it fun and enjoyable. Kind regards Craig Walker – Alto Saxophone - 2011 Victoria has been learning the flute with Casey for 2 years. She thoroughly enjoys her lessons and is progressing really well. Casey has an excellent raport with Victoria (age 10). He has a variety of ways to teach good rhythm and techniques to help her musicality. He also gives out plenty of praise and encouragement. I would highly recommend Casey as a music teacher to anyone interested, whether a beginner or an advancing musician. - Helen Mitchell "Casey is an amazing teacher. I enjoy my lessons, they are always good fun. Casey knows lots and he encourages me to learn new things, practise lots and listen to new music." Sam (12) Alto Sax "Casey has proved to be the best sort of teacher for our son Sam. He provides a relaxed atmosphere for learning and encourages Sam to try his best. As a result Sam is thoroughly enjoying learning the Sax and is progressing really well through his Jazz exams. Casey has also encouraged Sam to go to gigs, take part in open mic events and listen to a wide range of music." Andy & Nicola (Sam's parents) Cheers - Sam, Andy & Nicola Casey has been inspirational, my son has come on leaps and bounds while being taught by Casey. With a teenage boy it is not easy keeping them inspired and willing to work at it, but Casey has done wonders. I wish he could teach at our school. It would make such a difference to the attitude to jazz and the enthusiasm of the children. – Megan Arnold It is thanks to Casey's encouragement and teaching skills that I have realised one of my ambitions - to play some of my favourite African grooves and play them in a band , along with a variety of other musical styles. He is always very positive and instills confidence through his teaching and band leadership as well as making it fun! - Kim Beesley Alto Sax

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