Author Archives: Damian Oxborough

Update: YouTube Channel

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Over lockdown, I’ve found new uses for my YouTube channel: it’s an ideal place to post content for my students. Some videos are backing tracks for singers to perform along to, some are demonstration videos of techniques or sections of pieces that my students are learning, and others are full performances of my students’ study pieces to act as a… Read more »

Welcome Back!

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Face-to-Face & Zoom Lessons Resume Whether you are desperate to get back to in-person lessons, or whether you would prefer to continue with music sessions over Zoom, I’d like to say a big welcome back and thank you for using my service. For those who are continuing with video lessons, little will change from before Easter, except that you might… Read more »

Closure for Easter

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My service will be closed for the whole of the North Yorkshire Easter school holidays. This means that after today lessons will resume on Tuesday 13th April. By that point, students will be welcome either to have lessons face-to-face or by Zoom. There’ll be another post in the early part of April to give details of available lesson slots for… Read more »

Remote Lessons for Home Workers

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‘Working from Home’ is the new ‘Going to the Office’ What I’ve found most surprising about the past year hasn’t so much been that people have missed their daily routine of going to an office to work, but that so many have quickly adapted to working from home. This has meant lots of people sitting in their spare bedrooms, at… Read more »

Update: Easter Holidays

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This year I will be closing up my service completely for the whole of the school Easter holidays (in Skipton that’s from Monday 29th March until Monday 12th April inclusive). There’ll be no lessons at all during this period. The good news is, though, that when we return on Tuesday 13th April, face-to-face lessons should be able to resume. I… Read more »

Update: w/c 15th March

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Easter holidays I shall be taking the whole of the school Easter holidays off to spend some quality time with my son. This means that there’ll be no lessons between 29th March and 12th April, inclusive. On the 13th April I hope to be able to resume face to face lessons again! Fingers crossed!! This week’s slots Demand is still… Read more »

Update: Slots for w/c 8th March

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Kids are back at school, so there’s more availability in the daytimes (because I no longer have my son’s home-schooling to do). However, all lesson slots below are for Zoom only: it remains illegal for me to have students visit my house until 12th April. Tue 9th March 11:15 Thu 11th March 12:45 I teach piano / keyboard, guitar (electric… Read more »

Update: One more home-schooling week

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Only 5 more days of schooling from home to go for Britain’s young people, and they will finally be able to go back to learning together with the professionals! This means for me that this is the last week of a limited slot availability.. but, I still won’t be able to take pupils into my home for at least another… Read more »

Skipton, Yorkshire & Beyond

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One of the best things about teaching music on Zoom is that I end up having students all over the place. Just take tomorrow’s schedule: Guitar in Kent Singing in Hull Piano in Carleton Ukulele in Skipton Guitar in Cononley Guitar in Steeton Guitar in Shipley Guitar in Bingley Now that’s what I call variety!!