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Music Lessons for Home-Schooled Kids

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There’s an often quoted scene in the Monty Python film The Life of Brian in which the story’s eponymous anti-hero is trying to convince the crowd outside his house that he isn’t in fact the messiah at all, and that they don’t need to follow anyone in their lives: “You are all individuals!” “YES, WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS!” “You’re all… Read more »

The very last lesson availability blog!

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Now that online booking has gone live, there’s no need to check this blog each week for lesson availability. Simply go to my ‘Flexi Slots’ booking page and browse through the calendar for any availability that suits you. I will be updating the slots on a daily basis, including days and times when students cancel their sessions. No need to… Read more »

Summer Update

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Now we’re fully in the middle of our summer holidays, I thought this would be a good chance to give a quick update of the plans for the coming term. As things open up again and people feel more able to venture out of their homes, my service will get busier, but I am committed to offering the most flexible… Read more »

Lesson Slots for the coming week

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Just a brief blog today to give you the available list of lessons for the coming week. Drop me a text on 07746637472 if you would like to book any of the following: Monday 26th July, 16:00 Tuesday 27th July, 16:00 Friday 30th July, 16:30 While you’re here, check out my student, Imogen, singing ‘Drivers License’ with another music student… Read more »

Update & ‘Freedom Day’

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Little changes to Covid precautions Despite Boris Johnson’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ relaxing of the Covid rules across England, my students and I will remain cautious about the spread of Covid to protect one another and those who are most vulnerable in society. My music studio is a fairly enclosed space with limited ventilation, so we need to do what we… Read more »

Update & some excellent advice

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Philippa Perry is The Observer’s new agony aunt, and in last Sunday’s edition she imparted some excellent advice to a person who is struggling to find motivation and enjoyment in life. I think her words could apply to any one of us: Direct your energy into your creativity. Wanting to do something – liking it, enjoying it – is reason… Read more »

Update: A temporary return to Zoom

Zoom into Piano / Guitar / Uke lessons

Because of plans of a trip that my family has coming up, I’ve made the decision to offer Zoom only lessons from 1st to 16th July, this with a view to minimising contact with others during that period. Face-to-face lessons will resume w/c 19th July. The early part of next week is booked up, but there is availability for Zoom… Read more »

Primary School Teacher Resource: Classic Assembly Songs

I’ve recorded a whole load of ‘classic’ assembly songs from the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s, in the traditional style with piano accompaniment and posted them as a YouTube playlist. There are also lyrics on screen for you / the kids to follow. These are fun to listen to from the perspective of nostalgia, but could also be used by primary… Read more »

Slots Update w/c 14th June

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5 year old child playing piano

First just play for fun, and achievement will follow. Slots for the coming week: All the available slots this week are after school, so if you have a child who would like to book into a music lesson, this is the week for you! Monday 14th June 17:00 Wednesday 16th June 17:30