There’s an often quoted scene in the Monty Python film The Life of Brian in which the story’s eponymous anti-hero is trying to convince the crowd outside his house that he isn’t in fact the messiah at all, and that they don’t need to follow anyone in their lives: “You are all individuals!” “YES, WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS!” “You’re all… Read more »
Carleton Ladies Choir: Do You Hear What I Hear For many of us 2020 has been a tough year, but I sincerely hope that things get much better for everyone in 2021. Let’s also spare a thought for those people around the world who have nowhere safe and warm to rest their heads, not enough food to eat, and no… Read more »
It’s self-evident that rushing things is very rarely a good thing. In fact, it’s fair to say that most things come out best if you take your time over them: really invest in them and think carefully about what you’re doing. This is certainly true when it comes to making music. Many of the skills required to learn an instrument… Read more »
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 »
Several of my students participated in this year’s ‘Sparkling Bradford’ – an ad campaign to promote Bradford city centre as a Christmas shopping destination. You can hear their voices on the video above – it will be showing in prominent locations in the region, including at Leeds Bradford Airport.
I’m very often asked whether someone is too old / too young / good enough etc to start taking lessons with me. And, the answer usually goes along the lines of that anybody can get a great deal of enjoyment from learning an instrument or developing their singing voice, and the degree to which each individual should expect to progress… Read more »