Weekly Update: 3 August 2020

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Hi everyone. I have one week left of teaching before I take a little break for summer. And, after that I’m hoping to ramp up preparations for a return to face to face lessons for those who would like them. Of course, those students who would prefer to continue lessons on Zoom (either for practical reasons or as a Covid-19… Read more »

Weekly Update: w/c 27 July 2020

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As summer holidays arrive, my schedule inevitably quietens down. Many of my students get themselves away for well deserved breaks, while others take a little siesta from music lessons. Inevitably, September will bring with it a return to a full calendar of lessons and this year the additional challenge of how to manage face-to-face lessons in a manner that doesn’t… Read more »

Weekly Update: 20 July 2020

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been kept really busy over at Carleton Ladies Choir with working on their Summer Season of Music and Poetry. Right now we’re right in the middle of a series of performances recorded by the choir members and their friends. So far there have been songs arranged in all different ways and poems read and/or… Read more »

Lessons Slots – w/c 13 July 2020

There’s a slightly quieter week ahead this week, so a few more slots available should you wish to book in an online lesson. Here’s the list: Monday 13 July 17:00 (2 x 30 mins) Wednesday 15 July 11:00 (2 x 30 mins) Friday 17 July 17:00 (2 x 30 mins) Saturday 18 July 10:30 (30 mins)

Free Lesson Slots: w/c Mon 6th July

Hello everyone. Demand for music lessons remains high as lots of people make the switch from face-to-face lessons to Zoom and other video-link services. My service remains exclusively online for the time being. I feel that the right thing to do right now for the safety of my students and their families is to remain cautious about the Covid threat,… 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 »

Students Perform in Online Ensembles

Modern technology is truly amazing! It allows me to teach live 1-2-1 lessons with students who are anywhere at all in the world, from Skipton to Sterling, Shanghai to San Francisco! Lessons over Zoom are so similar to sitting in a room with a student that I sometimes forget that we’re actually hundreds or even thousands of miles apart. Nearly… Read more »

Lesson Availability w/c 22nd June

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Hi everyone. It’s been a brilliant and busy weekend – thanks to everyone who participated in our Concert for MSF, and everyone who donated to the charity. We ended up making £-.– in the end!! Absolutely brilliant!! If you missed the live concert you can ‘watch again’ here: This week my schedule is nearly full, but there are one or… Read more »

Concert for Médecins Sans Frontières: LIVE NOW

Click on the window below to watch our LIVE concert, streaming from the Skipton area across the globe on YouTube! You can also support the charity by going onto my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/skiptonmusicteacher and scrolling down to the DONATE button.