"I am delighted to provide a reference for Lona Kozik who has been teaching the piano to our twin nine year old daughters since they were six years old.
They have thoroughly enjoyed their lessons with Lona, always looking forward to them, and have continued to progress at a steady pace. Lona has not only taught them technical playing ability and musical expression but has also provided them with an excellent foundation in music theory, rhythm, singing, aural training and the ability to read music notation. She is very patient, calm and focussed in her teaching style.
Lona has also given me piano lessons, beginning to prepare me for the ABRSM Diploma. These lessons have proved invaluable to me in improving my piano playing technique and interpretation of the music.
I have the highest regard for Lona and have no hesitation in recommending her as a piano teacher for both children and adults."
Isabel Lambert, August 2010
"I can wholeheartedly recommend the Totnes School of Piano. It has been a wonderful experience to reconnect with the piano and do so in such a supportive and encouraging environment. My lessons were tailor-made to my individual interests and with my development as a musician, composer and human being in mind. I have had a lot of fun, too! If you are thinking of taking up the piano or exploring a new way of playing, this must be the place. Thank you very much!"
Jodie Saunders, September 2018
from the National Guild of Piano Teachers, for Lona Kozik:
"Your outstanding points as a teacher are: EVERYTHING! You are a teacher after my own heart. Notes and rhythm are just that. But making music is what it's ALL ABOUT! Congratulations! Keep up the great work!
Ideas to consider: Send more fabulous students!"
Nancy H. Stelter (Examiner), June 2003
"Sam’s teaching technique has opened up a whole new way of learning for me involving improvisation, setting tasks that allow exploration has really developed my musicality and confidence."
Julie Mullen, September 2018
"Our daughter started on the Preschool Prodigies programme when she was three and has loved every minute! Lona is a wonderfully gentle teacher who manages to create the perfect blend of music and play to engage curious little minds. It has been a wonderful introduction to music for our child and she continues to grow and progress under Lona's fabulous tuition. We would highly recommend the programme"
-Heather McIntyre, September 2018
"Piano lesson with Sam is the highlight of my week. I always feel encouraged and supported by him in my journey with my piano. I had music lessons nearly all my life but now Sam helps me to relax, takes competition away and allowes me to explore music in a much broader way. I enjoy every minute of it!"
Ruth Clarke, September 2018