“I just wanted to get in touch to let you know how impressed I and my husband are at how well our son’s guitar lessons are going with Geoff Keeler. Our eldest has been learning for just over a year and it is fantastic to see him make such good progress and to be so enthusiastic! Our second son was desperate to start lessons and was delighted to find that Geoff would also be teaching him. They have both asked for electric guitars for Christmas!

I have also been talking to parents of the other children who have guitar lessons at school and they too are very impressed. They all agree on how well motivated they are to learn, and feel that this enthusiasm is due to having such a good tutor.

 Thank you for bringing Musicworks to the school and for having such a great tutor!”

 Steph Britton, St Peter’s Primary School, Brotton.


“Dan has taught my daughter Gracie keyboard from the age of 5. At the age of 7 she was working towards her grade 3. Because of Dan’s fantastic teaching Gracie is achieving her full musical potential. Music has now enriched all of our lives and I am sincerely thankful to Musicworks for opening up a whole new dimension of learning and enjoyment.”

Leanne Johnson


“I have worked with Musicworks since its inception and have watched how this organization has grown, which I believe is due to the commitment of all members of staff. The teaching skills of some teachers surpass the normal and many have continued each year to bring outstanding candidates to the LCM Concert of Excellence where the student who gained the highest mark in the Region for a particular grade and subject is invited to perform and receive an award. Students of Tracy Boyd, teacher from Musicworks, have attended every year as outstanding Keyboard students; on more than one occasion students of Drum teacher Paul Taylor and Keyboard teacher Dan Shield have also been invited to perform.

Musicworks is professional in every aspect and the administrators take care to consider each client’s and student’s personal needs, applying this in many varied situations.

As the London College of Music Representative for this area I am pleased that Musicworks has chosen to enter students for OFQUAL accredited examinations with The London College of Music and can recommend them to anyone considering taking music lessons.”

 Veronica Cairns LLCM Hon LCM (LCM Newcastle Representative)


“Our daughter, Mollie Rudd, started keyboard in year two at Ingleby Arncliffe Primary School and has successfully continued at Stokesley. Her recent Grade 4 examination was awarded another distinction. Her progress and love of her music is a huge reflection of her teacher Dan Shield. He is always cheerful, enthusiastic and an expert keyboard player. His up to date outlook and flair have been the reason for our daughter´s keen approach and success. Musicworks is a very efficient and professional organisation to deal with.”

Cliff Rudd


“I want to thank Musicworks for all you´ve done for Sophie, she has thoroughly enjoyed all you´ve offered her; and a huge thank you to Dan Shield, who has inspired her love of music. I wish you all continued success.”

Dale Robinson, Deputy Headteacher, Hutton Rudby CP School, North Yorkshire


“‘Musicworks’ have provided keyboard tuition at Stokesley School over the past twelve years. Currently nearly 20% of pupils taking instrumental / vocal tuition in school have keyboard lessons. Pupils enjoy manipulating a variety of sounds and styles within their music as well as creating their own arrangements. They are able to develop their skills within lessons to play for their own enjoyment or can be supported to prepare for GCSE performances and external examinations.”

Claire Hall, Head Of Music, Stokesley School


“My grandson Marcus who has learning difficulties wanted to get more out of his small keyboard and was recommended to Musicworks. Under Dan Shield´s excellent and very sympathetic care his progress has been impressive. The teaching has been tailored to his needs with Dan arranging the theme music that Marcus wants to play. He has now upgraded to a bigger keyboard and is getting to grips with written music.

So enjoyable are the lessons that he is continuing them even though he has left school.

I very happily recommend Musicworks.”

Clive Sledger