Category Archives: Lesson slot availability

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 »

Update: Awaiting Boris’ Announcement

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This lockdown seems to have been going on a long time now, and I know that many of my pupils are eagerly awaiting the return to face-to-face lessons. My plan will be to align the reopening of ‘normal’ lessons with my son’s return to school, so everything is hanging on what Boris announces on Monday. As soon as primary school… Read more »

Update: Be Open to New Things

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I’ve been a self-employed private music tutor in Skipton now for over 8 years, and haven’t looked back – there are so many positive things about running your own business, from taking responsibility for relationships with customers, to managing your own workload. And, on the odd occasion when people ask me if there are any negative aspects to the job,… Read more »

Update: Music Theory / Composition

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The vast majority of my students first and foremost learn some musical performance skill: how to play piano / guitar / ukulele / bass or to sing. Along the way, most inevitably encounter issues of music theory. Theory is, after all, a lot to do with the written language of music – how we communicate our musical ideas to one… Read more »

Update: National Music Lessons

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Private Music Lessons Across Britain I think we can all agree that this Covid pandemic is having a pretty negative impact on most of our lives, and an absolutely devastating one on some of the less fortunate people around the world. Certainly, we have concerns about how it’s impacting on our son – at his age he should be visiting… Read more »

Update: Lockdown lessons

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Zoom until February Following the government’s announcement at the beginning of this week, my lessons will now be exclusively on Zoom until at least the end of the February half term school holidays. That means that I plan to resume face-to-face lessons from 22nd February, all being well. That said, this is constantly under review and will be shifted again… Read more »