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What can I say?
Blake has been teaching my son William for four years. As well as introducing William to a wide range of musical styles and some incredibly challenging techniques, Blake has been an inspirational teacher, encouraging William to become a genuine musician. He looks forward to every lesson and practices virtually every day. Thanks to Blake, heaven has become a tricky time signature!

-Richard Bingham (Father)

 

Our son Willis has been having drum lessons with Blake for the past 6 years, he thoroughly enjoys these lessons and has gained excellent results in his Rockschool exams, recently passing his grade 7 with distinction.
 
We have always found Blake to be very reliable, punctual and he always goes out of his way to be flexible and accommodating to help if we need to change lesson times or dates.  He is trustworthy and we have always felt comfortable in having Blake in our home and teaching Willis on a one to one basis from a young age.
 
Blake has built up a wonderful relationship with Willis and ourselves, he is very patient and has a very easy going nature, which has been wonderful in giving Willis tremendous confidence and passion in his drumming.  Blake has also put his own time out to go along and watch Willis play with his band, which was a wonderful surprise and something he really did not have to do, he really is a pleasure to know and we really cannot recommend him enough!
 
Deborah Gumbrell (Mother)

 

Blake Mostyn has been teaching our son drums for 18 months. He is a patient and enthusiastic teacher and Ben has developed a strong and positive relationship with him as his drum teacher, and looks forward to his lessons. Blake is encouraging and explains clearly what Ben needs to do. As parents we have found Blake to be very easy to work with and he was really helpful when we chose Ben’s drum kit.  Blake is the best drum teacher Ben has had.

- Sarah Walker (Mother)

 

Blake has been teaching my 8 year old son the drums for the last 6 months & there has definitely been a great improvement in my sons playing & timing in that short while. This is down to Blake's friendly nature & easygoing attitude, he's alway's commending my son when he play's well.

- Phillip Seal (Father)

 

Blake has been teaching our 8 year old son how to play drums for just over a year to date.  Our son loves his lessons and looks forward to them each week.  He is progressing well, even though to date he does not have a drum kit to practice on, and enjoys explaining the technicalities of drumming to us at home.  I appreciate the way in which Blake interacts with our son, treating him as an individual little person, and fostering a calm and safe environment which is clearly conducive to learning.  Our son respects Blake as a tutor, and I feel that Blake is an excellent role model for a child of any age. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Blake as a drum tutor to anyone who wishes to learn.

- Nic McDonald (Mother)

 

This is a character reference for Blake Mostyn who is currently giving drumming lessons at Upper Beeding Primary School. 

Blake has been teaching our children since June 2010.  He is always professional and punctual, and adheres to school regulations. He has a very good relationship with his students, and they have all made good progress. Having spoken to the children they are very happy with how the lessons are going. Blake recently led a Key Stage 2 assembly which he set up and organised.  He also invited another member of staff who played the piano to accompany him during his drumming demonstration.  This proved to be a huge hit with our children. 

- Corrine Wellby (Music Leader – Upper Beeding Primary School)