Category Archives: Repertoire

Who Owns a Song?

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It really depends on what you mean by ‘owns’.. In terms of copyright law, the situation is clear: (s)he who owns the copyright for a work of art or music is the only person or entity able to financially benefit from it. Of course, the situation isn’t quite as clear as that because there may be multiple composers, lyricists, arrangers,… 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 »

It’s All About You – Backing Track

I recorded the above track for one of my adult students. She wants to sing and record this song by McFly in a key a few steps higher than the original song. There are backing tracks available on YouTube for the song, but as soon as I tried to shift the pitch upwards for my student’s voice, all of the… Read more »

Immerse yourself in what you’re learning..

… you might just be surprised by what you discover … I often tell my students that the best way to learn a musical instrument (or anything else, for that matter) is to make it part of your everyday life. I try to live by this principle myself in my own learning; my close friends, family and students will know… Read more »

WI Rock Choir’s First Performances

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Because I’m always so busy teaching from my little studio in Skipton, I rarely get chance to promote the events that I am involved with, let alone go on to write about them afterwards.  This year has been a typically busy one, what with playing in the band for Skipton Musical Theatre Company’s run of The Addams Family, Sutton Green… Read more »

Ave Verum – The SSA Choir Parts

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Below are recordings of Mozart’s Ave Verum, with each part emphasised for practise purposes: Sop 1: Your browser does not support the audio element. Sop 2: Your browser does not support the audio element. Alto: Your browser does not support the audio element.  

Info for Wedding Piano

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www.finishmysong.com now condensed onto this website For the past 10 years or so I have advertised my piano playing service on a separate website called FinishMySong, but as of this week that website will close and a condensed version of it will appear here: Music for Ceremonies & Celebrations I offer a service to play for weddings in the Yorkshire… Read more »

Early Christmas for Women’s Institute Choir

North Yorkshire West Federation: Rock Choir The Women’s Institute North Yorkshire West Federation are in the process of establishing a rock choir…  well, in fact, three rock choirs that will occasionally come together to perform as one group.  And, I’m honoured to be the Musical Director of one of them – rehearsing every third Wednesday evening at Hellifield Village Hall,… Read more »