from Corporate Clients
classic antidote to stress
- piano lessons in the City
For the last few years, Carolyn has been teaching an increasing
number of city professionals who have discovered the therapeutic
value of music making as the perfect shift in focus from
their high pressure jobs.
Greek philosophers believed that music could heal
both the body and soul.
Scientific studies show that music can relieve stress,
promote an overall sense of well-being and even lower
blood pressure and heart rate.
respite from the driven environment of their work,
Clients may be total beginners learning a new skill,
all the way to advanced amateurs who have the opportunity
to reacquaint themselves with a once forgotten talent.
At every level, the lessons are tailored to each individual's
ability and are both challenging and relaxing. Clients
emerge invigorated, with the result that both they
and their corporate employers benefit.
is established as resident piano teacher to a thriving music
club at UBS Investment Bank. With a growing number of companies
showing interest in bringing music to the work place, she
is also currently discussing offering on-site daytime tuition
to other firms based within the Square Mile.
from Corporate Clients
the piano and my lessons with Carolyn are the perfect antidote
to working in the City. Carolyn is a great motivator as
well as friend and teacher.
Mr J Milligan, Partner, Clyde and Co.
a lifetime of wishing I had continued my piano lessons at
the age of 10 when I just about learnt the first octave
from middle C, an amazing opportunity arose to study the
piano at work. Thanks to Carolyn's patient and expert teaching
skills, after two years, I am now able to read music and
play some small pieces both classical and jazz - which is
so rewarding and fun.
My only regret is that I didn't take it up earlier.
It's never too late to learn and I can't believe how far
I've come. Thank you Carolyn.
Anne Knight, CEO Management PA, UBS
several years away from the piano, I was delighted when
UBS music club invited Carolyn to offer lessons to UBS employees
during work hours. Now one year on, my technique is better
than ever, and I am really enjoying playing once again.
Being taught by someone of Carolyn's calibre is a privilege
and truly inspirational. Moreover, the lessons are very
good fun and she is great at explaining all aspects of the
I must also commend her patience, particularly while enduring
my renditions of the Chopin Etudes!
Rory Beaton, Bond Trader, UBS
feel so privileged to have a teacher of such calibre and
professionalism. Carolyn is inspiring and makes learning
the piano an enjoyable experience for me. She is a great
motivator and I cannot praise her highly enough.
UBS furnishes its employees with the easily accessible instruments
for both the lessons and practice. This convenience is a
godsend and a benefit that makes my whole learning experience
all the more pleasurable.
Sue Man, FX Client Onboarding, UBS
off to the piano room for my lesson with Carolyn every week
is a special time for me in an otherwise busy work environment.
Lessons are always fun, encouraging and challenging - and
that's because Carolyn is such an inspiring and patient
teacher. As a beginner, I'm making real progress through
my piano lessons at work. That's because Carolyn understands
how to focus her student's attention into the music making
and away from the world of work so that they get the very
best of her expertise.
Ann Drew, City Worker
half-hour in the middle of a busy day (sometimes TOO busy)
provides a very welcome diversion.
They say that a change is as good as a rest. I think that
making both hands do different things while I read and listen
and coordinate it all probably makes new connections in
my brain - I'm hoping it might delay the onset of Alzheimer's!
I have found and continue to find learning the piano extremely
rewarding. It seems to be one of those things that you just
have to chip away at week after week and you eventually
get there. Then when you look back over the year and see
the progression it is very pleasing.
As for Carolyn's teaching, I find her calm and patient and
extremely knowledgeable. Whenever I have struggled with
my fingers tying themselves in knots she manages to point
to exactly where I am going wrong and show a clear way forward.
I think the sense of achievement in keeping up with my children
is not to be underestimated.
Ian Paczek, Director, UBS
is a charming and gifted teacher. She seems to know instinctively
what I'm finding difficult as a late beginner and what I
will respond to by way of practice and learning. She manages
to be both challenging and encouraging, and is permanently
patient and cheerful
Richard Hardie, Vice-Chair, UBS Ltd
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