Monthly Archives: July 2018

Info for Wedding Piano

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www.finishmysong.com now condensed onto this website For the past 10 years or so I have advertised my piano playing service on a separate website called FinishMySong, but as of this week that website will close and a condensed version of it will appear here: Music for Ceremonies & Celebrations I offer a service to play for weddings in the Yorkshire… Read more »

New Privacy Policy

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Your privacy is important to me, whether you’re simply a user of this website, an adult student or especially if you are the parent of one of my young musicians.  So, in line with current GDPR legislation, I have published a Privacy Policy outlining how I collect and use customer information: Privacy Policy Please take the time to read it… Read more »

Experimenting with guitar

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Learning and enjoying music doesn’t always have to be about structured lessons, or even be ‘taught’ as such. This weekend I set my son’s little guitar up with an open E major tuning (E B E G# B E) and gave it to him to play with.  I offered absolutely no instruction, but simply handed him the instrument and a… Read more »

Live Music: It’s Like Nothing Else!

Every time I go to see a musical show, now matter what the genre, wherever it’s playing, and whether or not the performers are professional or amateurs, I walk out of the experience a fuller person: enriched by the experience.  And, last night was no exception. Steve Earle and The Dukes played Manchester’s O2 Ritz as part of their world… Read more »

Broadwood upright piano = FREE

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I’m often informed of musical instruments that people are wanting to sell or give away, especially pianos.  Here’s a really lovely looking upright piano (John Broadwood & Sons) that is going for free to a good home.  It’s in the Crosshills area, and you would need to arrange to pick it up / transport it to your house.  Contact me… Read more »

Music Journalism: Daily Mail Style

Tom Utley is paid to review a Paul Simon concert, even though he’s only ever been to 2 gigs in his entire life. Don’t bother to click on the link below – it’s only there should you become overwhelmed with curiosity as to how a man who obviously knows nothing about music and has nearly zero experience of live performances… Read more »

Early Christmas for Women’s Institute Choir

North Yorkshire West Federation: Rock Choir The Women’s Institute North Yorkshire West Federation are in the process of establishing a rock choir…  well, in fact, three rock choirs that will occasionally come together to perform as one group.  And, I’m honoured to be the Musical Director of one of them – rehearsing every third Wednesday evening at Hellifield Village Hall,… Read more »

New Music Project: Otley Community Orchestra

This poster caught my eye this afternoon, in the window of a bookshop in Ikley: It seems that Otley is starting a completely new musical group: The Otley Community Rock Orchestra, open to people who play any instrument.  Looking at the tag line do you STRUM BLOW PLUCK PICK BOW SQUEEZE or play a musical instrument in any other way… Read more »