Elise Malherbe



‘The fact that he understands and “gets” all three our quite different kids so well, is astonishing… Along the way he also managed to instill in each of them a great love for the piano.’

Michael started teaching our son, Jeff (now 12), the piano four years ago and subsequently has also taught our daughter Steff (14) and is still teaching our other son Paul (9). I cannot recommend Michael highly enough as a teacher. The fact that he understands and “gets” all three our quite different kids so well, is astonishing.  He motivates them, chats to them, has some fun with them and they all love their lessons with him. Along the way he also managed to instill in each of them a great love for the piano. I have never had a teacher (of any subject) take such a keen interest in my children and report back to me so frequently (and often amusingly) about their progress.

Obviously Michael is a very accomplished pianist himself, but he never makes his students feel even remotely intimidated by that.