Trisca - Thank you! I hadn't thought of that. I have seen that shop and not been in. There's also the gorgeous music shop in Kingston where we spend far too much time and money. They might have advice too. But Esher's nearer to home. Will try them first. Great tip.
Suzanne, thanks for the suggestion but we're not in Kingston borough. Current tutor is the local one recommended by Surrey so can't really go to them and ask for someone as they already have her on board. She is a really lovely woman, too. I like her enormously. She's very kind and gentle and she plays piano so well. Just... not sure that teaching comes naturally to her.
I'd love DS to play a wind instrument. I have been suggesting it erm keenly
. But he adores piano. And he's good. Hard to believe when it's taken him 4 years to get a pass at Gr 1 but he is really enthusiastic and loves music. With the right teacher, he will play well, I think, at least to grade 5. Once all his exams are over, I'll suggest sax again. It's the only wind he'll consider. Fond desire for him to play trumpet is on hold.