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Ms Phillippa Jade Cairns
Ms Phillippa Jade Cairns
Ann Date: February 2018
“I’ve been having singing lessons with Phillippa since summer 2017. I sing as a hobby with a large choral society and want to improve my basic vocal technique and sight reading ability. Phillippa has been brilliant in helping me with breathing, voice production and learning to read music properly. Lessons are good fun, and I really look forward to them. Phillippa is incredibly patient and encouraging, and I can see that I’ve made progress even in such a short time.“
Rebecca Date: February 2018
“Phillippa has been giving singing lessons to my daughter for over a year. My daughter gained a merit in her grade 1 ABRSM singing exam and is now working towards her grade 2 exam. Phillippa is a classically trained musician and is an excellent teacher of both singing technique and musical theory. Phillippa has a fun, positive, “can do” style of teaching. My daughter has made great progress under Phillippa's tuition and most importantly she really enjoys her lessons.”
Andrea Date: February 2018
“I began piano lessons as a total beginner with Phillippa in 2011. I took my grade 6 in 2017 and we’re now working towards grade 7. Lessons are well structured to make the most of the hour. We always cover so much and I feel that I learn something new each time. Lessons never feel pressured or tense, rather enjoyable and fun. Every lesson, Phillippa notes what we’ve worked on and gives me goals for the following week. This helps to keep my practice time between lessons productive and goal-oriented. Phillippa is very encouraging and positive, even when I’m struggling and messing up. I can’t believe how far I’ve come in just a few years. I’m now able to play the kind of music I love to listen to and my understanding and appreciation of music has grown with my learning of the skills of playing.”
Sharyn Date: February 2018
“I've been with Philippa for nearly a year. Suffering from anxiety and depression, I have found her a good listener, dedicated, dilligent, honest, very calming but firm teacher. She has an amazing ability to get the best out of my voice and knows exactly what I was doing wrong when singing. I am already doing grade 7 singing despite never having done grading before- it gives me a focus to encourage and learn a diversity of songs, singing techniques and how to express them though acting. She has made me more confident- I have recently got a principal role in a musical! I would recommend her to anyone of any age. She is an amazing teacher with lots of enthusiasm, passion and is totally dedicated to her students.“
Naz Date: April 2018
"I was introduced to Philippa through a friend about 4 years ago and since then, Philippa has taught my daughter piano from the age of 5. I sit in on every lesson and see first-hand how wonderfully patient Philippa is. Her style of teaching is phenomenal and she engages brilliantly with my daughter and as a result she gets the best out of her. My daughter has grown in confidence now and is very much flourishing with her piano. Both my daughter and I think very highly of Philippa and she has a very close bond with my daughter. I have found Philippa to be very down to earth and professional. Her attention to detail is amazing and she strives for my daughter to attain perfection which is an impressive skill. As a result my daughter has achieved nothing but distinctions so far. I undertake an 80 mile round trip every week to Yorkshire so that Philippa can continue to teach my daughter because quite frankly, my daughter would not have it any other way. Philippa is a gifted teacher and my daughter’s achievements are a testament of that.”
Clare Date: May 2018
"My daughter Lucy has been a pupil of Ms Cairns for less than a year, and her progress has been astounding. She went straight into Grade 6 and passed with a merit, she is now about to take her Grade 8 exam. Not only has her singing improved but her theory of music has also developed at a rapid rate. She continually impresses everybody who hears her singing, and has recently performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End"
Rachael Date: May 2018
“I would highly recommend Phillippa for singing lessons. Phillippa teaches my two daughters and is highly skilled, patient, professional and affirming with regard to their individual needs and will tailor make your lessons to help you achieve your goals. It’s the highlight of my daughters’ week. My girls are very different and yet both say how much they love learning with Phillippa, they have “come on leaps and bounds” even after only a few a lessons we could see a massive difference in their confidence and attitude. If you are considering lessons with Phillippa, DO IT ! You will not be disappointed and will make a wonderful friend in the process.”

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