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 »

Lesson Availability: w/c 28th Jan 2019

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As our students’ charity approaches, many of my pupils are making final preparations for their performances. The event promises a really wide variety of music, and a celebration of some wonderful talent. If you’d like to get involved, or to come and see the concert, contact me for more details. And, here’s my weekly list of available lesson slots: Tues… Read more »

ABRSM Spring Closing

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The closing date to enter for ABRSM’s spring exams (period 4 Mar – 6 Apr) is this Friday. So, if you want to enter an instrumental practical exam, now is the time to get your entry in. Remember, if you are a new candidate, you will first need to register with their website, and this can take a day or… Read more »

Lesson availability: w/c 21st January 2019

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Here’s my weekly post detailing lesson slots that are available over the coming seven days. If you would like to book one of these, send a text to 07746637472. I have a busy week coming up, so only a couple of free slots are available: Tues 22nd Jan, 10:00 (30 mins) Fri 25th Jan, 11:30 (30 mins)

Broughton Road Area – Neighbourhood Patrols

Following a spate of burglaries and attempted burglaries in our neighbourhood in the early part of January, the folks in our community have come together to protect each other’s property. One initiative that has been launched to deter potential criminals and report suspicious activity to the police involves people from our community doing daily patrols around our neighbourhood. A rota… Read more »

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 »