Category Archives: My events

Update: w/c 25th May 2020

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As usual, there’s lots going on this week. One of the most exciting is that I’ve launched our forthcoming concert: it’ll be on Saturday 20th June from 1pm, and will take place online. Participants will join a Zoom call that will then be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook. And, the whole event will be in aid of an excellent… Read more »

Lesson Availability w/c 2nd March 2020

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This is an exciting week for me because, for the very first time, I’m collaborating with Sarah Churcher (another excellent singing teacher based in Carleton) to provide a full day’s singing workshop. It’s on Thursday at Woodlands Retreat in Giggleswick, and will be all about songs from the shows. We’re actually fully booked out already, but we’ll be planning to… Read more »

Musical Theatre Singing Workshop

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I’m excited to announce that, in partnership with Yorkshire Dales Music, Sarah Churcher and I will be running a singing workshop for those interested in learning songs from the shows! Details: Thursday 5th March 09:30 – 16:30 Woodlands Retreat, Giggleswick £50 per participant Lunch included Everyone welcome, with or without prior experience It promises to be a really fun day,… Read more »

w/c 16th Dec 2019 – FULLY BOOKED

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Hi all. Thanks for checking back on this blog for lesson slot vacancies. Unfortunately, the coming week is already completely fully booked up again. This is, to be fair, partly because I am otherwise engaged with various Christmas-related engagements. One such event is the Women’s Institute North Yorkshire West Federation Christmas Carol Service (try saying that after a few too… Read more »

£475 Raised in Fundraiser Concert

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One of the highlights of being a music teacher is having the opportunity to use my job to help people. And, of course this can come in many forms. On the 1st December, my pupils put on a concert to help raise funds for a little boy I know who needs some special equipment in order to communicate with his… Read more »

Carleton Ladies Choir & Friends: in concert!

I wanted to share the promotional poster for a forthcoming concert that might interest you. It’s on the evening of Saturday 29th June, at Carleton Village Hall: The concert is organised by one of the choirs that I conduct, Carleton Ladies Choir, and they will be performing a diverse range of music. We have some classical pieces by Mozart and… Read more »

Weekend of Concerts

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There are loads of advantages to the job that I choose to do for a living. Teaching music from home, my commute usually involves walking to the bottom of my staircase and into my music room. I have no boss or anyone else to answer to. I choose my own working hours and take time off whenever it suits me… Read more »

Free Music Lesson Slots: w/c 4th Feb 2019

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Last week was a crazy busy one, preparing for a performance up in Malham with the Carleton Ladies Choir, getting my other choir (WI North Yorkshire West Foundation Rock Choir) restarted with rehearsals, and working on pieces with students for my upcoming charity concert in Skipton and for their Skipton Festival entries! But, this week things should start to slow… Read more »

Lesson Availability: w/c 28th Jan 2019

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As our students’ charity approaches, many of my pupils are making final preparations for their performances. The event promises a really wide variety of music, and a celebration of some wonderful talent. If you’d like to get involved, or to come and see the concert, contact me for more details. And, here’s my weekly list of available lesson slots: Tues… Read more »

Star Wars wedding at Barden Tower

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When Rebecca and Charlie first booked me to play for their wedding ceremony, they were a little uncertain about the music that they should choose. So, one Saturday afternoon this summer, after I’d finished teaching for the day, I met them for a drink at Herriot’s Hotel, opposite Skipton Train Station. We chatted over a beer about the sorts of… Read more »