Rod has been a supportive and highly talented teacher from year 3 until my Year 12 High School graduation earlier this year. Under his guidance, I was able to grow as a trombonist, participating in the prestigious Arts Unit's Symphonic Wind Ensemble for a year and in their Schools Spectacular for three years. Throughout my 7th Grade AMEB exam, he was continually motivating and positive, helping me to achieve an A grade. I would highly recommend Rod to any aspiring brass musicians.
Rod is an excellent teacher. Our son progressed from beginner to advanced levels of Tuba under Rod's tuition over a period of 4 years and during that time Rod demonstrated patience, motivation and thoughtfulness. Our son was able to achieve school scholarship offers going into year 7 for music based on tuba performance. Rod is highly recommended for brass instrument tuition.
My wife Karen and I warmly commend Rod Herbert to anyone wanting music tuition. He tutored our eldest child Tim in Trombone for 9 years from Year 3 to Tims year 2014 HSC. Rod also helped Tim during his HSC in music composition and performance with tips and advice - among his many accomplishments he is an experienced HSC Music examiner. Rod's encouraging and cheerful nature have made him a welcome guest to our home over the years and works well with all our children. Our youngest son Mathews trumpet lessons benefited from Rods teaching skills and his mastery of brass instruments have brought musical variety, fun and professionalism into our childrens lives. He has been patient and persistent in bringing on Mathew despite early learning difficulties, and he has taught our daughter Kate euphonium as well. A feature of Rod's teaching style is his ability to play and accompany the music he is teaching on a variety of instruments, including piano and voice, which gives confidence and richness to students' performance and practise. He has encouraged a love of music in our children for which we remain grateful. We recommend him to you.
Paul and Karen
Rod Herbert came highly recommended by a music teacher friend of mine when I was looking for a tutor for my son when he was starting to play euphonium in year 3. From day one I have felt that Rod has brought out the best in my son, continually motivating him to work hard and reap the rewards. He is always enthusiastic, encouraging and provides positive reinforcement at all opportunities. I would highly recommend Rod to anyone looking for music tuition.