With a career in adult education, Les combines his love of teaching with his love of woodturning. Add this to the beautiful location of Bala, in the Snowdonia National Park and you have the ideal setting for your tuition.
"Wood turning was something I had wanted to do for years and I finally got the opportunity in November. I have to say that I was nervous not knowing what to expect from the day but from the moment I got there Les put me at my ease and I had the best day ever. Les has so much knowledge and skill and patiently answered my many questions, he was an excellent teacher explaining everything in a way I understood and I managed to produce a piece that I will always be proud of.
Thank you Les for a truly memorable experience."
" Hello Jan and thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your day, you were fun to work with.
"Les is full of years of knowledge and know how, his relaxed and encouraging teaching style allows you to progress at your pace. If you’re starting from scratch in looking to enhance your knowledge, I can fully recommend Les.
A most enjoyable day"
" Thank you Karl. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your day."
"Fantastic starter course for woodturning, we would thoroughly recommend Les to anyone as a tutor due to his vast experience and knowledge in the subject, not to mention his unflagging patience with complete novices such as ourselves! We certainly enjoyed the day in full. "
" Thank you Wendy. You and Sam were great fun to work with and I enjoyed our day.
"Had a brilliant day with Les Symonds. He was an excellent teacher, extremely knowledgeable, and I learn't so much, just hope I can put it into practice. I finished the day having made and finished a beautiful bowl and trinket box, which I will treasure forever. Cannot recommend enough!"
" Thank you so much for the review Peter and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your day.