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Update & Invite

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Invite to Contribute to the CLC Advent Calendar As Musical Director of Carleton Ladies Choir, I am organising a festive online event and I would be thrilled if you would participate. Through December I will be posting daily music videos on YouTube featuring choir members, their friends and families (and my friends and students). The idea is that viewers will… Read more »

Update & Covid Reminder

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It seems to be in the news everyday that cases of Corona Virus are on the rise again, and particularly in our area, Craven. Now that music lessons are running to a nearly-normal schedule, with many established and new students coming to my studio for face-to-face lessons, we need to do everything we can to help stop the spread of… Read more »

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 »

‘Watch How You Go’ by Keane – CORRECT chords

I use guitar TAB websites all the time to get started working on songs (mostly) that my students would like to learn. But, invariably I find that the chord and TAB sheets that are available are littered with errors. I either edit them myself, or just start from scratch. A case in point is the Keane song ‘Watch How You… 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: 6 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Safety Measures With face to face lessons resuming this week, I’ve put in a series of measures aimed to reduce the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus. These policies are in compliance with current UK Gov advice for close contact businesses, and will remain in place until that advice changes: Performance Psychology I’ve recently been learning new some new… Read more »

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 »

Covid Measures

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From 8th September 2020, face to face lessons will be resumed at my music room in Skipton. In accordance with current government guidelines on close contact services, I have put in place the following measures and policies: Students who have had any symptoms of Covid-19 or other flu like symptoms in the past 14 days, or who live with anyone… Read more »

Summer Season of Music & Poetry

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Since 2013 when I took on the role of Musical Director at Carleton Ladies Choir, we have put on an annual summer concert that has helped to strengthen community bonds, give local people a performance platform and raised lots and lots of money for local, national and international charities. Unfortunately, as with so many things, we’ve had to cancel this… Read more »

w/c 29th June – FULLY BOOKED

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Thanks for visiting this blog – my little space for talking about all things musical around Skipton and beyond, including the classes, concerts, fundraisers etc that I do as part of my everyday work. Here I also put up a weekly list of available slots for the coming week, so that people can make last minute bookings of (at the… Read more »