Category Archives: Online Lessons

Update: 26 Sep 2020

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Things have been getting busier over the past few weeks, as kids return to school and students return to their regular instrumental lessons. I have created some extra capacity in my schedule, though, should you want to book into a 1-2-1 music lesson, either face-to-face or via Zoom. You needn’t necessarily want regular lessons – I often see people for… Read more »

Update: Regular & One-Off Lesson Slots

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This week I made the return to face-to-face lessons for those students who want them, and I’ve been pleased that there’s been a good uptake. The Zoom facility remains in place permanently, and there are government rules that I have to follow when people visit my house for lessons. Also, the past 6 months have obviously effected big changes in… Read more »

Weekly Update: 30 Aug 2020

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Most of my students are now planning to return to face to face lessons, and these will begin on 8th September, all being well. My Zoom facility will remain in place, though, for people who would like to stick with video lessons for the time being. It will also be an option for those who wake up feeling a little… Read more »

Weekly Update: 3 August 2020

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Hi everyone. I have one week left of teaching before I take a little break for summer. And, after that I’m hoping to ramp up preparations for a return to face to face lessons for those who would like them. Of course, those students who would prefer to continue lessons on Zoom (either for practical reasons or as a Covid-19… Read more »

Weekly Update: w/c 27 July 2020

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As summer holidays arrive, my schedule inevitably quietens down. Many of my students get themselves away for well deserved breaks, while others take a little siesta from music lessons. Inevitably, September will bring with it a return to a full calendar of lessons and this year the additional challenge of how to manage face-to-face lessons in a manner that doesn’t… Read more »

Weekly Update: 20 July 2020

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been kept really busy over at Carleton Ladies Choir with working on their Summer Season of Music and Poetry. Right now we’re right in the middle of a series of performances recorded by the choir members and their friends. So far there have been songs arranged in all different ways and poems read and/or… Read more »

Free Lesson Slots: w/c Mon 6th July

Hello everyone. Demand for music lessons remains high as lots of people make the switch from face-to-face lessons to Zoom and other video-link services. My service remains exclusively online for the time being. I feel that the right thing to do right now for the safety of my students and their families is to remain cautious about the Covid threat,… Read more »

Students Perform in Online Ensembles

Modern technology is truly amazing! It allows me to teach live 1-2-1 lessons with students who are anywhere at all in the world, from Skipton to Sterling, Shanghai to San Francisco! Lessons over Zoom are so similar to sitting in a room with a student that I sometimes forget that we’re actually hundreds or even thousands of miles apart. Nearly… Read more »

Lesson Availability w/c 22nd June

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Hi everyone. It’s been a brilliant and busy weekend – thanks to everyone who participated in our Concert for MSF, and everyone who donated to the charity. We ended up making £-.– in the end!! Absolutely brilliant!! If you missed the live concert you can ‘watch again’ here: This week my schedule is nearly full, but there are one or… Read more »

Lessons Slots: w/c 15th June 2020

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Live Streamed Concert for MSF As this week begins, my students, friends, associates and their families are getting geared up towards the concert we have planned for Saturday! It’ll be broadcast live to YouTube, and you can watch it by visiting my YouTube channel: A link to the live feed will also be viewable on my Facebook page, where you… Read more »