Most people tend to choose this option – it’s more sociable, very affordable, and you’ll get 6 hours of teaching time spread over 3 lessons. Also included are lesson notes detailing all the elements of each skill, and the chance to take any missed lessons from another course.
Private lessons can be booked at your convenience and are focused purely on you or your small group of friends, but are more expensive than group courses.
Many new skaters seem to struggle with practicing on their own, and I can understand why. The park is often an intimidating place to come to with so many good skaters around, and so many spectators, and skating is hard enough just on its own.

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Just a quick note to say thank-you so much for teaching us how to skate. Your understanding of skating and the way you explained each part of the movement made learning so much easier, and we really appreciated your patience and your sense of humour!
Ally and Alan
I always enjoy being taught by Mike – his excellent technique is an inspiration and his boundless enthusiasm is a great motivator. He is a very good instructor that I would recommend to anyone looking to improve their skating.
Nick G, IISA ICP Level 1 inline skating instructor
Mike is a truly gifted instructor, with an exceptional talent for clear and methodical explanations. His classes are well-planned, thorough and systematic – and followed up with invaluable practice notes which are emailed to the participants, so that the skills learned can be practiced later. Each student is given individual attention and feedback, and Mike’s patience knows no bounds – I can say this with confidence, having repeatedly put it to the test over the several courses which I have taken with him!
As well as being an outstanding teacher, Mike is also a delightful person and a pleasure to be around. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
The usual practice is for an instructor to ask for a testimonial. This recommendation, however, is completely voluntary as I really believe anyone considering lessons would benefit from Mike’s instruction.

Mike is not only an extremely experienced skate, he is a great teacher too. I’ve been skating for about four years now, but Mike was able to pick up on the tiniest points which dramatically improved my skating.

Mike is experienced, patient, has a wealth of skating knowledge, and really knows what he’s talking about. On top of that, he spots and rectifies even the tiniest problems unique to each skater, whether you’ve been skating for ten years or ten minutes.

If you’re a long-time skater, or completely new, a speed skater, or out for a little recreational fun, I would highly recommend taking lessons from Mike!

I think there are three things that make Mike such a good instructor:

  • He truly understands the prerequisite skills that are needed to learn a new skill
  • He knows loads of practice drills for improving your skills
  • He can communicate what you need to know in the way that’s easiest for you to understand

This makes learning with him fun because you don’t get frustrated by trying something before you have the right foundation, but it also makes learning fast because the pieces go together so well. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to skate, and skate well.

JeffM, IISA ICP Level 1 inline skating instructor