Lesson Availability: w/c 18th March 2019

Last week was really enjoyable – I spent most of the week flitting between teaching students at home, and nipping over to Christ Church in Skipton to support those of my students who were performing at Skipton Music Festival. I find the festival an excellent opportunity to learn – not just for my students but for me too. I feel… Read more »

Lesson Availability, w/c 11th March 2019

This week is Skipton Music Festival week. I have quite a few students performing in the festival, and I plan to support them by attending (and sometimes accompanying them at the piano). This means that quite a bit of my schedule for the coming week is blocked out for this purpose. There are a couple of vacant slots, though, should… Read more »

New Card Terminal

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I am pleased to announce that I have recently signed a new contract with Yorkshire Payments / EVO to handle all my card transactions. They have provided me with a ‘Chip & PIN’ and contactless terminal. This should have a number of benefits for my students and their families: Payments for lessons can be carried out quickly and without fuss…. Read more »

Lesson Availability, w/c: 4th March 2019

Now that half term is over and everyone is back to school and work, my teaching schedule is really busy again. Unfortunately, this means that there are only a couple of free slots this week: Tuesday 5th March 10:30 (30 mins or 60 mins) Saturday 9th March 15:00 (30 mins) As usual, drop me a text as soon as possible… Read more »

Lesson Availability: w/c 25th Feb 2019

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This week it’s half term holidays for Skipton schools, so my schedule gets a little quieter while students get themselves off on holidays and visiting their families etc. If you are staying around in Skipton, though, here’s a list of the lessons slots available this week should you wish to squeeze a lesson in: Tues 26th Feb 13:00 (30 mins)… Read more »

Guitar Tuning

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When I first started playing guitar as a child then as a teenager, there was really only one way to tune up: with pitch pipes. I had some really cheap ones that looked like this: Of course, things are much easier now that digital tuners are cheap and easily accessible. I tend to use one on my mobile phone, but… Read more »

Available Lesson Slots: w/c 18th Feb 2019

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It’s another busy week ahead, full of lessons and rehearsals, but there are one or two free slots available in my schedule, should you wish to book into any of them. Here they are: Tuesday 19th Feb 10:00 (30 mins) Wednesday 20th Feb 09:30 (30 mins) Thursday 21st Feb 17:30 (30 mins) Friday 22nd Feb 11:30 (30 mins) 17:00 (60… Read more »

Weekend of Concerts

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There are loads of advantages to the job that I choose to do for a living. Teaching music from home, my commute usually involves walking to the bottom of my staircase and into my music room. I have no boss or anyone else to answer to. I choose my own working hours and take time off whenever it suits me… Read more »

Lesson Availability: w/c 11 Feb 2019

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After a really successful charity concert this past Sunday, my regular teaching schedule continues this week. Here’s the list of available slots for lessons: Tues 12th Feb 13:00 (60 mins) 16:30 (30 mins) 17:00 (30 mins) Wed 13th Feb 19:30 (60 mins) Thu 14th Feb 16:00 (30 mins) Fri 15th Feb 16:00 (30 mins) There are lots of after school… Read more »

Free Music Lesson Slots: w/c 4th Feb 2019

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Last week was a crazy busy one, preparing for a performance up in Malham with the Carleton Ladies Choir, getting my other choir (WI North Yorkshire West Foundation Rock Choir) restarted with rehearsals, and working on pieces with students for my upcoming charity concert in Skipton and for their Skipton Festival entries! But, this week things should start to slow… Read more »