After years of performing as a vocalist and flutist with various amateur groups, I decided I would like to learn more about how music is constructed, and particularly wanted help learning to write harmony lines for flute to accompany vocal music. I contacted Triumph by email, and James responded to me within the day. After learning my goals, James paired me with Theo for private composition lessons.With Theo I instantly felt comfortable, understood, and encouraged. His teaching style is a perfect match for the way I learn best. Always encouraging, he listens carefully to my work, and teaches by showing me the overarching concepts I need to accomplish particular goals in a composition, rather than tell me what to do. I end each lesson feeling empowered and full of new ideas.After just two lessons, my goals expanded from writing simple harmony lines to writing my own original music, which I previously had no idea that I could do. I now find myself wishing for more hours in the day so I could spend them composing.Both Theo and James have encouraged me to perform and record my compositions, and they have the know-how to help me get my music recorded and heard.In just two months of lesson time, I have met my original goals, and then exceeded them exponentially. This would never have happened without James and Theos caring expertise in their knowledge of music, teaching, and connecting students to the real world of performing and recording.Wish it were possible to give Triumph six stars!