Category Archives: My services

Skipton Music Teacher: Damian Oxborough. Posts about the services that I offer as a local teacher of piano / guitar / singing.

‘Stave’ Off Memory Loss

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Older person reading

Of course, there are no miracle cures for the effects of aging but, according to the National Institute on Aging, “People with some forgetfulness can use a variety of techniques that may help them stay healthy and deal with changes in their memory and mental skills.” At the very top of their list is ‘Learn a new skill‘, and further… Read more »

Christmas Message 2023

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Music on a piano at Christmas time.

As we approach the end of 2023, I just wanted to send you a quick message to say a big thank you for choosing me as your music teacher this year. It’s been a really busy 12 months not least because I moved house over summer. I’ve appreciated how everyone has adapted to my new location, rearranging schedules and figuring… Read more »

Sing Out South Craven – A New Choir!

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This evening will be the opening night of a brand new, mixed voice choir in Glusburn If you enjoy singing then come along this evening to Glusburn Institute Community and Arts Centre for the very first meeting of the ‘Sing Out South Craven’ choir! Absolutely everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been involved in musical performance your whole life or if… Read more »

As with any language, the key to learning an instrument is REGULARITY

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Woman enjoying practising piano

How is learning a musical instrument like learning a language? When I was young I used to hear my parents discussing my musical “talents” with their friends, and reference would often be made of how music and languages go together well. I never really understood why the grown-ups would say this – it just seemed like a trope that got… Read more »

You Choose Your Level of Flexibility

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Two Exciting Changes to ‘Flexi’ Lesson Booking I hope that the changes I’ve put in place above offer students a greater degree of control over how they book and manage their lessons. All of this can be done on the regular booking page, or by using the booking area below:

Simply The Skipton Choir

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Simply the Skipton Choir - Cover

Back in November I had the privilege of playing piano for David Weale’s ‘The Skipton Choir’. They had a recording day at Christchurch that lasted the whole day – an opportunity to put down ten of their favourite songs for posterity. I had an absolutely lovely day, culminating in a meal at Calico Jack’s where I was able to get… Read more »

Stepping away from Social Media

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I know that lots of people regularly use Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook et al, but I can honestly say that I’ve never got very much out of them. Certainly I have found over the past year or so that the algorithms these platforms use to feed certain content to certain users has not really worked for my business – I… Read more »

New Christmas Gift Vouchers

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£10 Voucher with Santa Hat

Ask your loved ones for the gift of music this Christmas! This year I’m offering Gift Vouchers to suit everyone’s budget – tokens that automatically generate a code which can be emailed or printed out on a certificate to give to your loved one. Then all they need to do is visit my booking page to use their Christmas present… Read more »

10 Years in Skipton!

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This month I celebrate a decade teaching music in Skipton … and 30 years since I took on my very first pupil, back when I was a teenager myself!! And, so this seems like a good time to thank everyone who has supported me and my business since I started freelance teaching here in North Yorkshire. I’ve been lucky to… Read more »