Students of all ages have done some very special things.

2019: The Year of Win! I don't know where to start. At the beginning, I guess.
° Hubert - G3 Piano - Distinction
° Joel - G3 Music Theatre - Merit
° Izzy - G3 Piano - Merit
° Jessie - G5 Music Theatre - Distinction
° Kristina - G5 Music Theatre - Distinction 97%!
° Nancy - G6 Music Theatre - Distinction 97%!
° Charlie - G8 Music Theatre - Merit. After three years together Charlie has left. She is now at university studying lingustics in Nottingham.

° Hubert - G2 Piano - Merit
° Nancy - G5 Music Theatre - Merit
° Charlie - G6 Music Theatre - Distinction
° Jessie - G4 Music Theatre - Distinction

2017: Three students acheived Distinction in their practical exams in 2017. Amazing, right?!
° Lucy took Music Theatre Grade 8, and her success helped her gain a place at Bird College of Dance, Music & Theatre Performance.
° Kim did his Piano Grade 8 and has gone onto Imperial University to study medicine.
° Charlie took Music Theatre Grade 5. She started her A-Levels in September, and she's still with me and we're working towards her grade 6.

Some extracts from 2016 and earlier
° Emily successfully passed her Music Theatre Grade 7 exam with 99%. Now she is at university at King's College London. She has performed in several roles including The Baker's Wife in Into The Woods, Mabel Washington in Fame, and Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music.
° Guitarist Steve Lowis came for piano lessons to gain a working knowledge of the piano and to increase his knowledge of music theory. Steve is an accomplished singer-songwriter performing across the south of England.
° Students Gavin, Jasmine, Alena, and Anna all achieved distinction in Grade 5 theory.
° Pianist and singer Ian can now be heard gracing the pubs on the Isle of Wight with his lovely jazz performances.

If you visit the Cari Laythorpe YouTube channel there are videos of students performing. The repertoire is eclectic and the performances are enjoyable.

Student Acheivements

Everyone who comes for music lessons is successful. Here are some of the super moments.


People who have wonderful things to say get to go up on the wall.


I always say 'in order to become a good teacher, you must first become a good learner.'

Meet The Dogs

Spike & Sammie get a special mention as they will be the first to greet you when you visit.