"Ben is a great teacher. He taught me loads of great songs & scales. He helps make me feel positive about my piano playing. I'd recommend him to people."
- Louis Thomas-Bednarek, 10 year old pupil
"Ben is a very positive & happy teacher. He is calm & patient but also enthusiastic & encouraging. My son has really progressed well with his piano & reading music under Ben's tuition. Ben uses formal structure & rules in good balance with relaxed interest and musical improvisation to give a well rounded ideal environment for every learner. My son is capable but laid back and so Ben's lessons are helping him to achieve his potential through gentle encouragement & through Ben's creation of the right environment that comes from his own obvious love of music & natural musical talent."
- Joanna Thomas, Mother of Louis
“My 10 year old identical twin girls love having Ben as their teacher and I was particularly pleased to find someone who was able to teach piano to one and guitar to the other. He has been coming for about 2 years now and they are both making steady progress. They have always enjoyed their lessons as he is does not appear at all formal or stuffy and they feel very relaxed in his presence. He is very reliable and always encouraging. He combines traditional methods of working through the exercises in the books but also lets them play songs that they know such as Imagine and Let it Be as well as Taylor Swift songs! I recommend him very highly and in fact I now also have a lesson myself every couple of weeks on the guitar and am pleased to see that even a 55 year old like myself can improve!”
- Laurence, Father of Lara & Eleanor
“My daughter has been having lessons with Ben for over 2 year now. She really enjoys the lessons and whilst progressing through her grades Ben is managing to keep her focused and motivated by learning current tunes that she wants to be able to play . Ben is always on time and it's really convenient having lessons at home. I would highly recommend him.”
- Clare, Mother of Daisy
“Ben has been teaching our young daughter piano for over 2 years. She is now 11 years old, her playing has progressed no end and she eagerly looks forward to her lessons every week. She gets on really well with Ben who has a calm, patient manner and makes the lessons fun. He is honest and reliable (he has never cancelled a lesson yet, is always on time); and reasonably priced. Who could ask for more when looking for a piano teacher?”
- Mick, Father of Lois
“Ben is a great guitar teacher - patient, knowledgeable, easy to learn with - and he makes the lessons fun too.”
- Julia, Adult Learner
“Ben Playford has been teaching me the acoustic guitar for over a year now and I couldn't recommend him too highly. He is a master of his brief. I am always learning something new, not just about the guitar and singing, but about music in general. I now have a wide repertoire of songs. He is patient and encouraging, especially when I'm learning some new "broadway" chord or technique. Ben has helped me with voice projection; how to carry a song and perform it in sessions. Under Ben's guidance I am at last writing my own songs, which I find so rewarding.”
- Eamonn Coleman, Adult Learner
"Ben was recommended to me by our first piano teacher, who could no longer continue. At first I was a little apprehensive as the girls had been learning well and I didn't really want any disruption. However it soon became clear that we had lost a stone and found a diamond. I cannot praise Ben enough. He's always willing to take time to instruct the girls properly. He is able to come down to their level and makes the lessons fun for them. All in all, he is a decent fellow, very amiable and polite and a good teacher."
- Qaid, Father of Fatemah and Umme