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Lesson Availability w/c 18th May

As this Covid lockdown goes on, the weeks just seem to pass by! I can hardly believe that it’s been 8 weeks now since my son, Robin, went to school. He’s certainly missing the social aspects of school life, if not some of the lessons! And I’m sure that we adults are also missing lots of things about our ‘normal’… Read more »

Singing – social distancing style!

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Last year, three friends and I started to sing some madrigals together and eventually came up with a name for ourselves: The Diminuendos. Soon we moved onto a capella arrangements of pop songs etc. But, of course, now that we’re all locked down, we can no longer get together to sing. So, we decided to make a recording of one… Read more »

Suspension of face-to-face lessons

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Following the PM’s announcement today that schools will be closing on Friday, I am following suit and suspending all face-to-face music lessons from the end of this week until further notice. Lessons booked for tomorrow and Friday will go ahead as planned unless students need or want to cancel. I will be contacting all students who currently have lessons booked… Read more »

Corona Virus

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As with all businesses, I need to consider the impact that the spread of Corona Virus might have on my ability to deliver my service to my customers. With this in mind, the plan is as follows: As things stand: Lessons continue as normal. Those students who wish to avoid face-to-face contact have a couple of options: Switch to lessons… Read more »

w/c 24th Feb 2020 – Fully Booked

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I’m afraid all the lessons slots for this coming week are completely booked out. However, you might want to join one of our Band Camp sessions in a couple of weeks: an ideal opportunity to learn musicianship skills alongside other students through learning and recording a song together. Check out the dates and sign up by CLICKING HERE.

The wise words of Ray Mears

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I’m in the middle of reading Ray Mears’ autobiography: Ray Mears: My Outdoor Life. It’s an absolutely fascinating read about how he got into bushcraft in the first place, and how his lifelong fascination with nature has led him to a wonderful and all consuming career as a Woodlore educator. The reason I mention it here on my blog is… 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 »

Lesson Availability w/c 3rd Feb 2020

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Here are the available slots for the coming week – just send me a text on 07746637472 if you would like to book any of them: Monday 3rd February 14:20 (30 mins) Tuesday 4th February 11:30 (30 mins) Friday 7th February 14:30 (30 mins) Saturday 8th February 13:30 (30 mins)

Lesson Availability, w/c 20th January 2020

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Over the coming months, you might notice some changes in my scheduled availability. This is because I’m shifting my working pattern around a little bit to be able to prioritise my students over other commitments, and to be able to spend more time with my family. Hopefully, it will mean more flexibility for the majority of my customers, including lessons… Read more »

Break for Christmas Holidays

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My teaching service is now closed for the Christmas period. Lessons resume on Tuesday 7th January. Watch out for my post that week detailing the free lesson slots that will be available – I always publish the all-important list first thing Monday morning (so that’ll be the 6th Jan). I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and… Read more »