Tag Archives: Piano

Skipton, Yorkshire & Beyond

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One of the best things about teaching music on Zoom is that I end up having students all over the place. Just take tomorrow’s schedule: Guitar in Kent Singing in Hull Piano in Carleton Ukulele in Skipton Guitar in Cononley Guitar in Steeton Guitar in Shipley Guitar in Bingley Now that’s what I call variety!!

Update: National Music Lessons

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Private Music Lessons Across Britain I think we can all agree that this Covid pandemic is having a pretty negative impact on most of our lives, and an absolutely devastating one on some of the less fortunate people around the world. Certainly, we have concerns about how it’s impacting on our son – at his age he should be visiting… Read more »

Update: In-person lessons delayed

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Zoom into piano, guitar & ukulele lessons

Happy New Year Here’s to a bright, happy and healthy 2021! With this in mind, I’ve made the decision to delay all face-to-face lessons at my house until February. With the Covid-19 virus currently spreading faster than ever, and government tier regulations being tightened, I feel that it’s important for me to be part of the solution to this pandemic… Read more »

CLC Virtual Advent Day 12

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Damian Oxborough: A Winter’s Tale It’s my birthday today!!! So, please enjoy the video I recorded, then take a look at the info below… we’re doing all of this for UNICEF, and so I’d love it if you could support our efforts by pressing the button below and making a donation of whatever amount you’re able. Even £1 helps the… Read more »

Update: 14th Nov 2020

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A very brief update for this week because things are pretty much the same as they have been for the last couple of weeks in terms of lesson availability. Hopefully, there’ll just be a couple more weeks of lockdown (during which all my lessons will be exclusively on Zoom), followed by a return to normal service. This coming week, though,… Read more »

Learning relaxing piano solos

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For the past few years, the most common repertoire request I’ve had from student pianists has been to play music by Ludovico Einaudi. People hear his music on television, often as a backdrop to adverts or trailers for TV shows – it’s real ‘mood’ music that uses trance-like repeating patterns to lull the audience into a relaxed state of mind…. Read more »

Update: Regular & One-Off Lesson Slots

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This week I made the return to face-to-face lessons for those students who want them, and I’ve been pleased that there’s been a good uptake. The Zoom facility remains in place permanently, and there are government rules that I have to follow when people visit my house for lessons. Also, the past 6 months have obviously effected big changes in… Read more »

Valse d’Amelie

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Sometimes when I’m teaching students a particular piece or song, it really captures my imagination and I almost feel envious that it’s not me spending loads of time learning it! The truth is that with a busy freelance teaching business and a young family, I simply don’t have time anymore for regular practise. But, I do enjoy bashing through some… Read more »

Online Lessons via Zoom

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A bit of good news: I’ve found a really good online conferencing tool that will be perfect for conducting piano, guitar and music theory lessons via video link. It’s free for students to use, requires no additional software to be downloaded to PC / laptops (and only a little app for android and apple devices), and so allows musicians to… Read more »