Testimonials from; people I have been teaching, parents to students I have been teaching, and from fellow musicians I have been preforming and recording with.

Testimonial from Liliana Bagnal (parent to 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 work and patience with his pupils. It is for the very first time that I met a teacher with such passion who works tirelessly when teaching the violin.

Once again, I’d like to thank Mr Gillespie for teaching my son over the years. My son has developed greatly as both a musician and a violin player over the years while under Mr Gillespie’s tutelage, and I would sincerely recommend Mr Gillespie as an excellent violin teacher.”

Liliana Bagnall

— Liliana Bagnal

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 successfully and smoothly.

Most importantly, he is a very kind-hearted and patient teacher, therefore a pleasure to work with. It is so far my most successful violin-learning and music-playing experience. 

Mariana De Niz 

— Mariana De Niz

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 Gillespie devoted to his teaching, and I can very honestly say that he is the very best teacher, out of all my subjects, that I have been taught by.”

Alexander Bagnall

— Alexander Bagnall

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 and instruction.

— John McGrath

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 his students abilities, means I can honestly say that  he was the most inspiring teacher i have had the pleasure to work with.

— Euan Cummins

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 had to move to Brighton for work purposes. Euan benefited greatly from Mr Gillespie’s style of teaching which he enjoyed throughly and he looked forward to every lesson. Under Lamonds tutelage Euan has developed significantly as a player both musically and technically and has remarkable tone and technique for someone so young. We would recommend Lamond Gillespie to anyone seeking a inspirational and gifted violin teacher for their child.

— Paul and Fiona Cummins