"Mae Edwards in an engaging musician and active advocate for the importance of high quality music education for all and also for diversity and inclusion in the classical industry"
Julian Lloyd Webber
"When the string section played the first full song, both my co-producer and I were virtually in tears when we heard how great and authentic they made the songs sound. At this point we were 100% convinced we had the right person in Mahaliah and her well put together team of string players. young, talented, gifted with a beautiful attitude especially as we were under pressure to complete this assignment."
"Mae Edwards is a passionate, intelligent and committed violinist who has a gift for connecting people through music"
Mae and her quartet were the perfect choice for our wedding. They played all the music we wanted and made the process of booking, set up and performance very easy, helping the day go smoothly. We highly recommend Mae!
Mahaliah is an accomplished teacher who makes every minute of her teaching enjoyable for our daughter. She has a unique ability to inspire confidence with her unending friendliness and sincere enthusiasm, whilst ensuring excellent progress is made to the highest level. She not only teaches actual playing but also music theory in a way that is easy to comprehend and retain. She spots when and why problems occur at different stages of progress and gently advices and shows how to correct them. We feel extremely luck she is our daughter's violin teacher.
Her knowledge of genres is very impressive and her ability to make classical music sound contemporary and current music sound timeless creatively demonstrated our vision. Mahaliah is hard working, professional and able to break those preconceived ideas of classical music. It was an honour to have her play at our wedding; a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
CLIENT - PRIVATE EVENT
C. Goldstraw, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant Nottinghamshire
I first came across Mahaliah's talent as she was undertaking an impromptu performance greeting guests arrival at a civic event. I was scouting for something to be part of a post-Christmas luncheon club later that year. Mahaliah's chosen repertoire was a class act and enjoyed by all.
In 2018, the Nottinghamshire Lieutenancy was undertaking two projects as part of their celebration of Women achieving the vote. This prestigious event held at Nottinghamshire Race Course was by invitation only and to celebrate successful women in Nottinghamshire of all ages, and backgrounds. Mahaliah was asked to be part of this occasion as both a guest and also to use the opportunity to demonstrate her virtuosity.
VIOLIN STUDENT & PARENT
“Mae is very kind and friendly, she’s always patient and very good with young children. She has lots of ideas for games to make the lessons varied and good fun. Mae plays the violin beautifully.”
Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies RBC
Mae is a lively and engaging teacher and workshop leader, and a great team player.
Mae Edwards is an exceptional violin teacher. My daughter has made great progress with her in the few months she has been coming to our house once a week. My daughter has mastered her bow and instrument. She loves her lessons, is reading music very well. It is a delight to listen to her lessons taking place. I would recommend her to anyone as a violin teacher.
Principal of DMS Heart of England Academy
Mahaliah taught at DMS H of E music academy for a couple of years.
During her period of time with us she was reliable, focused and an excellent teacher who encouraged all of the students and brought out the best in them all.
"What an amazing violinist!"