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Miss Jenna Thackray
Rhian Date: May 2016
I have known Jenna for over a year and she is an amazing flute teacher to my daughter. Her sense of fun and passion for music shows in her teaching and she has turned a somewhat reluctant teenager into an enthusiastic flautist - working toward her Grade 8. She is more than the perfect, patient teacher, we now consider her part of our family.
Gill Date: June 2016
My daughter is currently playing professionally thanks to Jenna’s inspiring, knowledgeable and encouraging lessons. Had she not had lessons with Jenna she would have finished her exams and then stopped her playing – her own words. Fortunately, I found Jenna when my daughter was heading to her Grade 6 exam. Her patience and ability to motivate my daughter in wanting to practise enabled her to achieve one of 6 places as a Junior Muscian Trainee in the British Army. She is now with the Band and Buglars of the Rifles and is very happy. I am so grateful we found Jenna and recommend her to anyone who wishes to take up the flute or get even more out of their musical training.
Tina Date: June 2016
Jenna has been teaching my 11 year old daughter Fiona for over three years now. She is such an enthusiastic teacher, Fiona really looks forward to her lessons. Fiona now practises without being reminded as she is so keen to impress Jenna. Because Jenna is young I think my daughter can really relate to her and she wants to be like her! Jenna is really positive and has really helped Fiona's love of music grow. She is the best music teacher Fiona has had and I only wish my other daughters had had such a positive and excellent music teacher they might have been encouraged to continue with music lessons. Jenna is always on time, she is very organised and accommodating. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Mimi Date: September 2019
Jenna has been teaching my daughter now for 3 years, first on the recorder and now on the flute. From the very first lesson, my daughter took to Jenna immediately as she is very warm and friendly and knows how to speak to and teach young children. The lessons are fun, including teaching in both musicianship and theory, and my daughter has come on leaps and bounds, achieving a Pass with Excellence for her first exam recently. I am thrilled with the progress she has made, and also how much she enjoys playing, and this is largely down to Jenna’s patience and teaching skills. I cannot recommend Jenna highly enough!
Fran Date: September 2019
Jenna has taught my daughter to play the flute for more than five years, from beginner through to Grade 5 and beyond. Jenna is always enthusiastic. She explains things clearly and gives good demonstrations of technique. My daughter enjoys her lessons and always comes out smiling. She has fun playing duets with Jenna. Jenna is an excellent teacher and an outstanding flautist. She is reliable and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
Sally Date: September 2019
I heard Jenna perform the Nielsen Flute Concerto and was bowled over by her talent. I had been considering taking up flute lessons again after a 35 year break in order to prepare for a diploma and was delighted when Jenna agreed to take me on. Not only is Jenna extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the flute, but she is a gifted and patient teacher. Lessons are very focussed, yet relaxed and full of endless tips and suggestions on alternate ways to attack difficult passages - testament to her wealth of playing experience. Jenna has raised the standard of my playing in a short space of time and inspired me to strive to develop all aspects of my performance. I am very appreciative of Jenna's flexibility to accommodate and work around my 4 hour drive for lessons and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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