In association with
Mr Joe Ward
Marion Date: February 2013
Joe is a very accomplished pianist who I have worked with as a singer on many occasions over the past seven years. He has accompanied me at innumerable impromptu solo singing get-togethers, helped me prepare pieces for music summer schools and workshops, and worked over extended periods of rehearsal prior to local recitals - and then accompanied me for the recital itself. His approach is always collaborative, supportive and calm - helping the singer overcome difficulties in the piece and never pushing his own views over one's own on aspects of interpretation - great skills in an accompanist. I strongly recommend him.
Jacquie Date: February 2013
Joe Ward is a dedicated Musician and Accompanist who has consistently supported through his piano accompaniments, both Singers and Instrumentalists. Joe is someone who enthusiastically works alongside performers who are both experienced and inexperienced with the same amount of genuine interest and sensitivity. A Pianist in his own right he enjoys performing solo Piano pieces and can be heard in Classical venues across East Sussex. Joe enjoys the rehearsal process of music making probably just as much as Performance and can assist new performers in building repertoire of interest to them and to him. Jacqueline Currie Mezzo Soprano. B.A.Hons.A.R.C.M. (Vocal Coach).
Paul Date: July 2013
Joe is a very talented and accomplished pianist, which provides a great deal of motivation to me as an adult beginner. He can always spot the underlying causes of my difficulties and recommend ways to overcome them which, with a bit of practice, invariably work. His teaching style and choice of practice pieces is ‘grown up’. In particular, I appreciate his detailed explanations and reasons for doing what he suggests. Joe seems to remember well the problems that he encountered when he first began to play; his empathy and encouragement adds to my determination to make progress. I am surprised at what I have achieved in such a short period of time and I am delighted with the results of his lessons.
Rebecca Date: August 2013
I am returning to the piano after a number of years' break and have just started lessons with Joe. It is wonderful to be playing again. From the outset, I was impressed by Joe's knowledge of the piano repertoire and I have found him to be an excellent teacher, able to give help on technical points as well as guidance on the phrasing and feel of the music. I suffer from nerves about playing in public, but Joe is very sympathetic and encouraging and I have already noticed an improvement both in my playing and in my confidence. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a teacher.

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