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Supported by Create NSW State Government grants for fostering best practice classical guitar appreciation.

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Feedback and Testimonials

2021

“It was a pleasure having you. Residents were mesmerised by your friendly behaviour and your music. [Certain residents] loved the special music you played for them. Overall, it was a happy event.” (Saluja, Marrickville, June 2021)

“The feedback from residents [was] very positive. They mentioned it was very soothing and pleasant. They all enjoyed [it] a lot…see you soon Paul” (Pujan, Pendle Hill, June 2021)

“…The residents absolutely loved your performance. Comments from the residents:

 

‘H[e] is wonderful, and that was just beautiful’

 

‘You don’t hear music like that anymore’

 

‘When can we have him again?’

One of our blind residents was taken back through memory lane, she was dancing with her hands to the rhythm and sound  of the music. It also took her back to her to her younger days.

 

I had nothing but such positive reviews from our Residents. They have all asked me to re-book Paul. It was so lovely seeing everyone so captivated and in the moment of the music” (Monique, Thirlmere, June 2021)

 

“The residents were so happy with positive feedback this morning it was fantastic” (Yogi, Dulwich Hill, June 2021)

 

“Thank you very much for your incredible performance that was moving and heartfelt. You absolutely serenade[d] all of us. The song choices was (sic) so beautiful. Our residents were so delighted as well as the staff. We’re actually surprised that day, all the chairs were taken for the first time and the theatre was packed. I was actually asked by residents and staff when are your next performance[s] coming? They [would] love to see you again…” (Lyza, Farrer, ACT, May 2021)

 

“…Our residents could not stop raving on how beautiful the classical music was. ‘The concert was very entertaining yesterday. Enjoyed it’, this was a comment from one of our resident[s]…We would definitely love to have you back” (Thareniy, Springwood, May 2021)


“The residents loved the music…[with usual comments like]…’He's the best.’… [And I] look forward to having you at our home again soon” (Karen, Waitara, May 2021)

 

“The residents say your voice and music really made the event special. To have a member of the community come in and perform for them made them feel special and appreciated. All would agree we would love to have you back for future events.” (Bettie, Hamlyn Terrace, May 2021)

 

“…I must say it was a great concert. Everyone loved it so much and look[s] forward to see[ing] you again” (Shruti, Manly Vale, May 2021)

”The residents thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and we will certainly book you again soon” (Gaile, Northbridge, April 2021)

“Thanks Paul – very organised…” (Lindl, Cooranbong, April 2021)

 

“Many thanks for entertaining our residents last week, they absolutely loved it and for the majority had not heard a classical guitar for many years, I will be in contact once I have sorted out future activity calendars” (Lisa, Blacktown, April 2021)

 

“What lovely music you shared with my residents! Thank you so much for your unforgettable music” (Chris, Merrylands, April 2021)

 

“The residents were asking when you coming back the other day…” (Jo, Weston ACT, March 2021)

 

“Classical guitarist Paul Leventhal was [a] great hit! Everyone enjoyed the performance” (Greenhill Manor Newsletter, March 2021)

 

“Residents here…praised your performance and were very happy. The feedback was great. We would love to see you again…” (Pujan, Pendle Hill, March 2021)

 

“We enjoyed your concert alot…[and] I could see residents were enjoying the music and your presentation” (Jan, Pendle Hill, March 2021)

 

“We really enjoyed your visit…” (Shelley, Figtree, March 2021)

 

“A very big thank you for the wonderful concert on Monday. Residents said it was a most enjoyable evening of great music” (Kay, Lyneham ACT, March 2021)

 

“Residents all enjoyed the performance last time, and they are all asking your next performance time” (Saihua, Page ACT, March 2021)

 

“…I was only talking about how amazing you were just the other day…” (Monique, Thirlmere, February 2021)

 

“As always…delighted our residents with a huge amount of positive feedback. Phrases such as

 

"That was so beautiful", "He is a very talented man" are typical once people hear you play…Lets make another booking soon.” (Karen, Waitara, February 2021)

 

“I just wanted to Thank You very much...I have had a great number of residents saying how much they enjoyed it…it was a delight to hear your music permeating through the village.” (Leanne, Miranda, January 2021)

 

“Thank you again for a wonderful afternoon…the residents seemed to really enjoy your performance! I will definitely be in touch to book in another performance soon!” (Nicole, Taren Point, January 2021)

2020

“Thank you for your music. The feedback from our residents was very positive” (Liliana, Gordon, ACT, December 2020)

“Just want to say thank you for a truly great ‘Spanish classical guitar’ concert. Residents said they really enjoyed it very much” (Kay, Lyneham ACT, December 2020)

 

“…we had great feedback from the residents…I’ll definitely be asking to book you again soon as it was very well received by our residents...” (Kirra, Nowra, November 2020)

 

“Paul Leventhal entertained us with his amazing classical guitar skills this morning for our monthly birthday party. It was a nice way to finish of this huge month.” (From Facebook: Katja, Chester Hill, November 2020)

 

“...you play beautifully.” (Katja, Chester Hill, November 2020)

 

“Thank you Paul for joining us…[r]esidents stated they loved your music, wondering if we can continue your visits once a month?” (Karry-Anne, Katoomba, October 2020)

“…as soon as I can begin booking [again,] you are the first on my list.” (Vickey, Fairfield, September 2020)

 

“Thank you for coming… Your recital was a success. We would like you to come back…” (Liliana, Gordon, ACT, September 2020)

 

“It is a pleasure to have you perform at our home…Lets make another booking…” (Karen, Waitara, July 2020)

 

“The residents enjoyed your performance yesterday.” (Vicki, Hornsby, July 2020)

“… I have had everyone saying they loved it.” (Judy, Caves Beach, July 2020)

“Both residents and staff look forward seeing you again.” (Sharon, Terrey Hills, June 2020)

“…I confirm our [next] booking…and assure you the residents are really keen to see you again.” (Kathleen, Matraville, June 2020)

 

“…hopefully things will have eased enough…that we can see & hear your wonderful talents [again soon].” (David, Killara, May 2020)

“Our residents miss your concert[s!]…” (Tulasa, Turramurra, May 2020)

 

“…we will be in touch and are looking forward to having you again.” (Katinka, Mittagong, May 2020) 

 

“Thank You! It would be wonderful if all services were this organised.” (Joanne, Denman, May 2020) 

 

“Thank you for being [so] professional…” (Ann, Woolwich, March 2020) 

 

“Thanks for performing here in […]. Everyone loved your Guitar Recital Session. We have got [the] following nice feedback: 

 

Here's what was said:

  “Fantastic music session, Paul is wonderful”

  “Very unique music”

  “It’s good [to] have some different shows like [the] Classical Spanish Guitar session”

  “We felt very relaxed after having this session”

  “Hope to see Paul soon, he is a lovely man”

(Shruti, Manly Vale, March 2020)

 

“Thanks…for the concerts you have performed for us…over the past few months. I know the residents have really enjoyed them. (Vivien, Wahroonga, February 2020)

 

“It was lovely having you here. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.” (Tracy, Bingara, February 2020)

 

“Your performance [was] well received by all, [and] some commented on how they thought you interspersed the narrative [with the music] was really good as well.” (Debra, East Gosford, February 2020)

 

“The residents enjoyed the concert…one resident described you as "superb" - which sounds pretty good to me!!” (Karen, Waitara, January 2019)

 

“We love having you…” (Kerry-Anne, Katoomba, January 2019)

 

“The Residents all had such wonderful things to say about the music you played.” (Danielle, Cronulla, January 2020)

 

“Thank you Paul for your wonderful concert. It was a pleasure to offer our residents something so very special…I will get back to you in the next month re coming back to play for us.” (Therese, Tuncurry, January 2020)

 

“Thanks for you wonderful Classical Guitar Recital session today. It was amazing and everybody enjoyed it. I will send you the more dates next week…” (Shruti, Manly Vale, January 2020)

 

2019

“…Paul, the residents love your entertainment…[one resident] stated that was the best entertainment I had brought into the home…thank you again for making their day special.” (Sandra, Orange, December 2019)

 

“…wonderful performances…We look forward to your warm performance and interaction with our residents and visitors again.” (Daria, Randwick, December 2019)

 

“The residents (at…] enjoyed your concert and are asking for you to return.” (Maree, Bella Vista, December 2019)

 

“Thank you again for a lovely afternoon on Monday. The residents really enjoyed the concert and we have had some lovely comments. Classical music is not for everyone, but I feel you make it much more accessible because of your comments of the history and the stories behind the music. This helps creates a lovely, friendly, relaxed and more personable interaction with our residents…” (Brian, Singleton Heights, December 2019)

 

“It was a pleasure meeting you and having you here. The feedback from our residents was fantastic and they said they really enjoyed your wonderful performance… I most certainly look forward to remaining in contact with you and welcoming you again to our facility. Our residents also look forward to having you again, and thank you for your warm interaction with our residents and myself.” (Daria, Randwick, November 2019)

 

“Thanks for [the] wonderful Guitar recital session today. [The] Resident[s] loved it. Kindly share your availabilities…” (Shruti, Manly Vale, November 2019)

 

“We would love to have you [back], the residents enjoyed it very much last time!” (Georgia, Bowral, November 2019)

 

“Thank you again for a wonderful concert…So many wonderful comments and feedback:

"…a very special trip down memory lane”

“…stunning,” “beautiful and elegant”

“…Beautiful classical guitar and interesting to hear its origins”

(Sim, Waverley, October 2019)

 

“Thank you for coming…the residents always enjoy your concert.” (Joanne, Orange, October 2019)

 

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your concert yesterday I had so many comments about how lovely and relaxing your music was and how informative you were about the composer[s] of the music. Some of the comments of praise came from not only residents but the family members who also attended stating how nice it was to have a different type of music played [and] especially [with] your expertise on the guitar. (Christine, Richmond, October 2019)

 

“Thank you so much for your lovely classical guitar concert…I could tell by the looks on the faces of the residents that they enjoyed the performance and it certainly improved the quality of their lives on that day…Following on from the success of your recent visit…we would now like to arrange two [further] concerts” (Vivien, Wahroonga, October 2019)

 

“As always our residents really love to hear you play and also are interested in hearing [you] talk about the music you play.” (Sue, Normanhurst October 2019)

 

“Thank you, it was a lovely recital. I will gather comments (all were great) and attach some photos for you…Look forward to seeing you again.” (Sim, Waverley, September 2019)

 

“Your reviews were all awesome.” (Zorah, Doonside, September 2019)

 

“Thank you for coming over and giving our residents a lovely, enjoyable afternoon of classical guitar recital. They enjoyed the music and interaction.” (Neo, Forestville, September 2019)

 

“Thanks for your music appreciation session yesterday…It was really good and our residents loved it. If you have any availabilities, could we book another session…? (Shruti, Manly Vale, September 2019)

 

“…I think your music is wonderful.” (Christine, Richmond, August 2019)

 

“…we will be very pleased to have you perform [here] again. Our residents enjoyed your classical guitar concert very much.” (Leah, Goulburn, August 2019)

 

“We would be delighted to have you perform again as we still remember how mesmerising your concert was.” (Karen, Blayney, July 2018)

 

“We got excellent feedback from your visit.  Residents and family were very happy with your performance…Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.” (Luke, Stanwell Park, July 2019)

 

“Yes, I agreed Residents loved your Music… and well presented as well, that’s why I want to book you...” (Nasrin, Dural, June 2019)

 

“…We will definitely re-book again…as everyone had a fantastic time.” (Julie, Castle Hill, June 2019)

 

“…our residents enjoyed your music and I have heard good comments about your recital from the residents…” (Hitomi, Lane Cove, June 2019)

 

“Thank you for the nice music session that you had for our residents. They said that they enjoyed it and had a lovely time.” (Elham, Vaucluse, June 2016)

 

“Thank you for coming, and [for the] beautiful music.” (Administration, Lane Cove, June 2019)

 

“… I look forward to booking more dates in the future.” (Victoria, Mona Vale, June 2019)

 

“The residents enjoyed your concert. They like to see people they are familiar with and enjoy hearing different selections each time. They also appreciated having an alternative to folk songs that a lot of people play.” (Ainsley, Turramurra, June 2019) 

 

“Thank you again for your performance in April – in residents meetings afterwards the residents spoke of you fondly and would like to see you back sometime. Additionally, when I have a 2020 calendar available if you’re happy to then we could organise some dates for next year.” (David, Killara, June 2019)

 

“…thank you for [a] great concert. The residents really enjoyed your concert…” (Kisoon, Mona Vale, May 2019)

 

“…The feedback was very positive and I would like to book you again in the future…Once again I thank you for a wonderful performance and we look forward to your next visit. (Victoria, Mona Vale, May 2019)

 

“Thank you for entertain[ing] us, the residents enjoyed your visit….” (Kerry-Anne, Katoomba, May 2019)

 

“The residents enjoyed having you play. I will ring you to rebook.” (Ainsley, Turramurra, April 2019)

 

“The feedback from staff was very positive and they enjoyed it. They stated that the residents where very settled. I will be in touch with you to arrange a[nother] date.” (Jeannine, Kanwal, April 2019)

 

“I am hoping we may be able to set up some more performances from you…Our residents loved your concert and are very keen to have you revisit.” (Marg, Goulburn, April 2019)

 

“The residents loved you.” (Nerida, Nowra, April 2019)

 

“The residents and staff really enjoy your music.” (Sue, Normanhurst, April 2019)

 

“Music for our residents is very vital , this definitely fulfils a need for them.” (Deb, Berry, March 2019)

 

“Residents are looking forward to seeing you again.” (Celina, Dundas, March 2019)

 

“…yesterday all the residents enjoyed the information about the music, and who plays it; also the music was smooth, and that [is] what they like to hear, and remember the old days. Thank you for the effort you put in yesterday and we’ll let you know when is the next event.” (Afife, Strathfield, March 2019)

 

“Thank you for playing for us yesterday. The residents really enjoyed themselves.” (Kerry-Anne, Katoomba, March 2019)

 

“Our residents really appreciated your classical guitar recital and I noticed that many were listening and very engaged in what you were telling them about the origins of the guitar music and the composers…Many of the residents expressed to me afterwards that they enjoyed the concert and they thought you were very talented…I believe music makes a big difference in mood and well-being. Thank you again and we will be in touch in regard to future bookings for your Classical Guitar Recital.” (Leah, Goulburn, March 2019)

 

“Thank you again for a memorable presentation, classical music. Our residents [are] still talking about it.” (Seru, Bathurst, February 2019)

 

“Residents enjoyed the performance and thought it was something different.” (Rebecca, Thirroul, February 2019)

 

“Thank you Paul for a lovely morning, it was such a calm relaxing atmosphere, and very enjoyable.” (Karen, Blayney, February 2019)

 

“Thank you so much for your recital.  I know the residents and staff did enjoy it so much. Thanks once again and I look forward to your next visit.” (Mary, Oberon, February 2019)

 

“…such great feedback…thanks again, see you in the future…” (Chivana, Castle Hill, February 2019)

 

“…thanks for the lovely music, and the introduction to each piece. The residents and I really enjoyed the concert, will be in touch re further booking…” (Christina, Hornsby, February 2019)

 

“Thank you for your time yesterday and willingness to work with our residents with dementia…the residents seemed very engaged and calm during your performance…” (Chris, Galston, February 2019)

 

“I received great reviews and everyone would love to have you back.” (Sue, Normanhurst, February 2019)

 

“Thank you so much for the concert, our residents enjoyed it.” (Dima, Killara, January 2019)

 

“I have had great feedback from staff and residents. You were especially a hit with the residents from our memory support wing. They just loved the music, very positive.” (Brian, Singleton Heights, January 2019)

 

“We all had a wonderful time and your insight into classical music was greatly appreciated. Our residents were impressed and relaxed listening to your  compositions. We have had nothing but positive responses to your music. Looking forward to seeing you in the very near future…” (Christine, Richmond, January 2019)

 

”…the feedback was excellent. I will be contacting you soon as to a view for future dates…” (Ann, Epping, January 2019)

2018

“…thank you for yesterday the residents really enjoyed the concert. When organising dates for next year we will let you know…” (Lisa, Windsor, November 2018)