Testimonials

The Piano Studio Cardiff is proud to have nothing but happy students, here are some testimonials from parents, students and people who know me.

St Margarets ChurchI am delighted to commend Mr. Gary Mullins to you.  I have known him since I became Vicar of Roath eight years ago but he has been well known in Church and music circles in Cardiff all of his life.  He began playing the organ in St. Martin's Church as a boy and never looked back.  He was a remarkable youth musician displaying his extraordinary talent in Church music at the highest level in accompanying the Sung Mass in that Parish.
In more recent years he has become involved in the Parish of Roath in the Churches of St. Margaret's, St. Edward's and St. Anne's.  St. Edward's is well known as a Centre for Music and the Arts.  Gary has been involved with the choir, orchestra, piano and organ playing in that church for over twenty years.  He has played piano concertos with the orchestra and piano solos using his exceptional gifts in worship and professional performances.  He has been praised and congratulated by numerous conductors, Directors of Music and Choir leaders who have come to St. Edward's, St. Margaret's and other venues on his musicianship and skill in performing.
At the Parish Church of St. Margaret's Roath, Gary is a regular organist at the Sung Eucharist and other special services for Church, Community and Civic life.  He frequently plays at the many weddings and funerals which take place.  At these he is often called upon to play a wide variety of music both classical and popular.  He is also asked to accompany singers, solo and groups, at these occasions.  I am always impressed with how he manages to find just the right way to perform often with individuals he has only just met and how he is able to achieve the best possible musical result with a variety of fellow artists.
On a personal note Gary was recommended to us as a family, as a piano teacher by a number of friends and acquaintances who had been pupils at his Piano Studio.  We were thus delighted that our seven year old daughter was able to come to his classes.  She has made extraordinary progress under his tutelage.  We are delighted as parents that she has learnt so much and enjoys her Piano playing with Gary.  I have no hesitation in recommending Gary Mullins to you as a skilled and talented musician and performer and as a dedicated and exceptional teacher.
The Reverend Canon Stewart Lisk, M.A. (Oxon)
Vicar of Roath And Honorary Chaplain to the City of Cardiff Council.

"Mr. Gary Mullins has been teaching keyboard and singing at St. Paul’s Church in Wales Primary School for the past 4 years.  All the children and staff enjoy learning songs, performing for audiences and are inspired by his enthusiasm and ability.  He is an excellent role model and works patiently with children of all abilities on their keyboard skills. Many pupils have taken exams and have continued lessons outside the school.  We look forward to his weekly visits and the pleasure and enjoyment he brings to School." Mrs. Susan Jones, Head Teacher St. Paul's Primary School

"The help and support my daughters had from Gary was exemplary.  They both achieved excellent grades but more importantly Gary taught them with humour and a genuine interest in helping them reach their potential.  He is a great teacher and delights in seeing his pupils do well.  I am so pleased that we chose the Piano Studio and I am sure both of my girls will always enjoy playing thanks to their lessons with him."Charlotte Evans-Webb

"Both my son and daughter have been tutored by Gary and I was so impressed by how he has helped them develop that I started lessons with him as a complete beginner myself.  Gary’s strengths lie in identifying and nurturing peoples strengths and using his enthusiasm to bring-on any areas where students struggle.  Whilst his lessons are structured he makes them fun and relevant whatever the age and ability.  I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Gary as a teacher if you are looking for lessons for a child just starting out, for older children needing direction and development or if you are an adult looking for a new challenge."Paula Kennedy

"My son has been having piano lessons with Gary for a few years and in all that time he has been very encouraging.  He is patient, approachable and provides a relaxed learning environment for the children.  Exam preparation is always thorough and I would highly recommend Gary as an excellent teacher."Angela Glossop

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gary.  He tailors his lessons to suit the age and ability of the pupil rather than teaching in a one size fits all way.  Most importantly he is good company and entertaining so that lessons never become routine or a chore.  My daughter has been taught by him for 7 years now and we have never considered changing teacher.Jo Fenoulhet

Gary is an excellent teacher, professional yet approachable.  He teaches both of my daughters who have had 100% success both in theory and in their piano grades.  Gary has a range of teaching styles and techniques that he adapts to suit the needs, abilities and ages of his students.  Gary has always provided flexibility giving extra tuition when needed in readiness for exams and is accommodating when my daughters have additional commitments.  The lessons are always well structured, homework practice is set and always in a pleasant and fun atmosphere.  I would recommend Gary wholeheartedly.Mary Taylor