James Hendry

"I first met Sarah Rhodes when I went to a singing lesson with a friend, who [was] a student of Sarah's, to accompany her on the piano and work on some repertoire for an upcoming performance. Sarah has a great sense of humour and an infectious personality which really makes you want to succeed and also helps you enjoy your lessons. Sarah strives to help her students reach the highest possible standards in vocal technique and quality of performance. This is made possible by her wealth of experience and knowledge of singing to a professional standard, which is inspirational to all of her students, and also through her ability to demonstrate and explain things in a simple and easy to understand way."

Being not only a pianist and percussionist but also a keen singer myself, I began studying with Sarah .....and my voice has improved dramatically. As well as being an excellent teacher, Sarah is also very supportive of her students. She has supported me and has come and seen me perform in many of my concerts and recitals, including the ones where I wasn't singing, but playing and also conducting. I am now ..... study[ing] the piano at the Royal Northern College of Music, but I still want to keep singing and learning about the voice, as I have an aspiration to be a repetiteur and conductor of the operatic repertoire in the future, a career choice that I would not have thought about, if it wasn't for Sarah.

I have [recommended] and still recommend Sarah to anyone who is serious about singing. She is a pleasure to be around and is a truly inspirational teacher and friend."