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Weekend of Concerts

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There are loads of advantages to the job that I choose to do for a living. Teaching music from home, my commute usually involves walking to the bottom of my staircase and into my music room. I have no boss or anyone else to answer to. I choose my own working hours and take time off whenever it suits me… Read more »

Lesson Availability: w/c 28th Jan 2019

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As our students’ charity approaches, many of my pupils are making final preparations for their performances. The event promises a really wide variety of music, and a celebration of some wonderful talent. If you’d like to get involved, or to come and see the concert, contact me for more details. And, here’s my weekly list of available lesson slots: Tues… Read more »

Lesson availability: w/c 21st January 2019

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Here’s my weekly post detailing lesson slots that are available over the coming seven days. If you would like to book one of these, send a text to 07746637472. I have a busy week coming up, so only a couple of free slots are available: Tues 22nd Jan, 10:00 (30 mins) Fri 25th Jan, 11:30 (30 mins)

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 »

Road Closure in Skipton

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A bit of a ‘heads up’ for those who are planning to drive to their music lessons in January and February: roadworks are taking place in Skipton for 4 weeks. This involves a closure at Swadford Street (near Bizzy Lizzie’s Fish & Chip shop), and is causing extensive congestion coming through town. If you are driving to my house from… Read more »

Star Wars wedding at Barden Tower

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When Rebecca and Charlie first booked me to play for their wedding ceremony, they were a little uncertain about the music that they should choose. So, one Saturday afternoon this summer, after I’d finished teaching for the day, I met them for a drink at Herriot’s Hotel, opposite Skipton Train Station. We chatted over a beer about the sorts of… Read more »

Students’ Charity Concert – 2019

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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

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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 »

Young Musician Competition

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ROTARY CLUB OF KEIGHLEY YOUNG MUSICIAN COMPETITION Keighley Shared Church (Church Green – just behind the Market) Saturday, December 1st 2018 2.00 pm for 12 and under; 3.30 pm for older age groups. Open to solo instrumentalists and vocalists. There are three age groups: 12 and under,13 to 15,16 to 18. All ages are as at 31st August 2019. The… Read more »

School of Rock

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I know that I’m 15 years behind, but today I finally got around to watching Jack Black in School of Rock.  Of course, I already had a fairly good idea of what to expect in terms of plot, but I must say that I was blown away by the film: a riot of silliness,dissent and Tenacious D style rock music! … Read more »