Category Archives: Teaching music

Students’ Charity Concert – 2018

      No Comments on Students’ Charity Concert – 2018

This year’s Student Charity Concert will be held at St Andrew’s Church, on Newmarket Street in Skipton, on the afternoon of Sunday 10th February 2019.   All students and musician friends are welcome to perform in a friendly, supportive environment.  There will be no charge for participants or members of the audience, but you will be able to make a donation… Read more »

Available Lesson Slots: w/c 10 Dec 2018

      1 Comment on Available Lesson Slots: w/c 10 Dec 2018

Most of this week is booked up, but I just have a couple of free slots should anyone want to sneak in a session: Thursday 13th December, 10:30 or 11:00 Saturday 15th December, 10:00 or 11:00 These can be booked by existing or new students, as part of regular lessons or as one off sessions.  Get in touch if you… Read more »

Student Stats – A Wide Range of Ages / Abilities!

I’m very often asked whether someone is too old / too young / good enough etc to start taking lessons with me.  And, the answer usually goes along the lines of that anybody can get a great deal of enjoyment from learning an instrument or developing their singing voice, and the degree to which each individual should expect to progress… Read more »

Rockschool Vocals – Wider Repertoire

      No Comments on Rockschool Vocals – Wider Repertoire

Students wishing to sit vocal exams with Rockschool are required to purchase a book containing all the exercises that need to be prepared, plus the music and backing tracks for six songs at the specified grade (and also split according to gender).  But, if you read carefully, students can actually choose to sing alternative pieces, either of their own selection… Read more »

Experimenting with guitar

      No Comments on Experimenting with guitar

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 »