Tag Archives: Piano

Lesson Availability, w/c 8th July 2019

Last week was a really good week for my students: two have got good passes in their ABRSM piano exams – a Grade 4 and a Grade 7. I always feel really pleased for people who come out of an exam with the grade that they deserve. Especially because I remember failing a piano exam when I was a teenager;… Read more »

Promotional Flyering

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I had a little time free in my schedule this morning so decide to let some of the villages local to Skipton know about the current promotion I’m running: Adults’ first 2 music lessons free when they quote NEVER2LATE. I dropped flyers in doors in Hetton, Cracoe, Linton and Burnsall – all places within a short drive from my music… Read more »

Saltaire Music Tuition

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If you’re looking for a professional, qualified and experienced Teacher of Music in the Shipley / Saltaire area, then I can’t recommend Sarah Dunn highly enough. A former colleague of mine (actually, she was my Head of Music when I taught at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley), Sarah has an excellent rapport with young people and lots of knowledge… Read more »

Learning an instrument at YOUR pace

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 »

Local Performance Opportunities

Following on from my post a couple of weeks ago about local festivals, I’d like to share some information about two in particular that some of my students might wish to get involved with: Colne ‘Festival of Song’ This year’s Colne Luther Greenwood Festival has changed a little from previous years. For one thing, it’s taking place over just one… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Available lesson slots: w/c 7th Jan 2018

The following lesson slots are available to book into this week: Tues 8th Jan 10:00 (30 mins) 14:30 (30 mins) Weds 9th Jan 10:00 (30 mins) Fri 11th Jan 17:30 (30 mins) If you or a friend would like to use one of these sessions then give me a bell or drop me a text on 07746637472. I’m happy to… Read more »

Christmas Period – Music Lessons

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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 »