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 »

Lesson Availability, w/c 14th Jan 2019

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Tuesday 15th January 10:00 (30 mins) Wednesday 16th January 10:00 (60 mins) Thursday 17th January 15:00 (30 mins) 16:00 (30 mins) Friday 18th January 11:30 (30 mins) 17:30 (30 mins) Saturday 19th January 13:30 (30 mins) It’s unusual for me to have so many vacant slots in a week – pop me an email through if you would like to… 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 »

Available lesson slots: w/c 7th Jan 2018

The following lesson slots are available to book into this week: Tues 8th Jan 10:00 (30 mins) 14:30 (30 mins) Weds 9th Jan 10:00 (30 mins) Fri 11th Jan 17:30 (30 mins) If you or a friend would like to use one of these sessions then give me a bell or drop me a text on 07746637472. I’m happy to… Read more »

Available Lesson Slots: w/c 31 Dec 2018

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I’m really pleased to report that my students are finding these lesson slot blog updates useful. It means that, should something come up such that you aren’t able to make the lesson that you originally booked, you can have a quick look here to see if there are any alternatives that week. So, if you realise that you’ll be out… Read more »

Christmas Period – Music Lessons

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My service will be CLOSED through the whole of Christmas week, with lessons restarting on Wednesday 2nd January. Slots are filling up really quickly for the first few weeks of January but, as usual, I will post here on my blog where there is availability, should you wish to fit a lesson in. I teach the following instruments / disciplines,… 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 »

WI Rock Choir’s First Performances

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Because I’m always so busy teaching from my little studio in Skipton, I rarely get chance to promote the events that I am involved with, let alone go on to write about them afterwards.  This year has been a typically busy one, what with playing in the band for Skipton Musical Theatre Company’s run of The Addams Family, Sutton Green… Read more »

Available Lesson Slots: w/c 17 Dec 2018

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This last week of lessons before the Christmas holidays is pretty busy already, but I do have a couple of available spaces, if you would like to squeeze in a quick guitar lesson or maybe some singing!  Here’s what’s currently free this week: Fri 21st Dec, 11am or 4:30pm Sat 22nd Dec, 10:30am I’ll update the list above during the… Read more »

Students’ Charity Concert – 2018

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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 »