Category: Testimonials

  • Testimonial from Liliana Bagnal, parent to a student

    “Mr Gillespie was Alexander’s violin teacher for a very long time – since he began playing the violin for the first time up to grade 8 (initially as private classes and then as a teacher in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). I cannot find words to describe his great dedication for his art, and his…

  • Testimonial from Mariana de Niz (student)

    Mr. Gillespie was a great teacher and I enjoyed a lot learning from him. He was very encouraging, versatile, and motivating. I wanted to play the violin for fun, and he made it fun and easy for me to engage. However challenging some aspects of violin-playing were for me, Lamond always found a way to teach me…

  • Testimonial from Alexander Bagnall

    “Mr Gillespie has been my violin teacher for the past eight years. In that time I progressed from the very basics of how to play the violin all the way to grade 8 level as his pupil at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I am immensely grateful for all the hard work and dedication Mr…

  • Testimonial from John McGrath

    I very much enjoy and look forward to my weekly violin lessons with Lamond. I have amazed myself with the progress I have made having started as a complete novice. My story only goes to show how,even in your mid forties, it is never too late to enjoy something new – given the right encouragement…

  • Testimonial from Euan Cummins

    Euan Cummins is a former student of mine at RSAMD (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). Mr Gillespie was a great violin teacher for me because of his creative method of teaching and his encouraging attitude towards the violin. The way Mr Gillespie approaches the methods which music can be created and the way he optimizes…

  • Testimonial from the parents of a Euan Cummins

    This is what the parents to one of my students said: Our son Euan was taught at the RCS (formerly the RSAMD) by Mr Gillespie for 4 years. He obtained grade 5 violin with distinction, enjoyed performing in a variety of orchestral and solo performances and was working towards his grade 7 violin before we…