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.

Lessons Slots: w/c 15th June 2020

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Live Streamed Concert for MSF As this week begins, my students, friends, associates and their families are getting geared up towards the concert we have planned for Saturday! It’ll be broadcast live to YouTube, and you can watch it by visiting my YouTube channel: A link to the live feed will also be viewable on my Facebook page, where you… Read more »

Live Concert for Médecins Sans Frontières

Next Saturday (20th June) at 1pm, my friends, family and students will be putting on a live concert that will be broadcast directly to YouTube. It’s all in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) – an international charity that’s currently on the front line against Covid-19 all over the world. You can watch live by going to my… Read more »

Update: 6th June 2020

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… and Zoom into your music lesson instead! With Covid-19 still spreading in our region, my message for today’s update REALLY couldn’t be clearer: For the sake of everyone’s health and well-being, let’s continue to stay at home whenever possible. Lessons with me will continue exclusively online via Zoom for the time being – I will only change this policy… Read more »

w/c 1st June 2020 : FULLY BOOKED

Hi everyone. Hope you’re all having a great week and enjoying the fantastic weather that we’re enjoying across the UK at the moment. It does seem to me like too much of a coincidence that since air and road traffic has been drastically reduced, we seem to have much better weather… perhaps it’s something to do with cleaner air? Or,… Read more »

Update: w/c 25th May 2020

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As usual, there’s lots going on this week. One of the most exciting is that I’ve launched our forthcoming concert: it’ll be on Saturday 20th June from 1pm, and will take place online. Participants will join a Zoom call that will then be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook. And, the whole event will be in aid of an excellent… Read more »

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 »