Tag Archives: Singing

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: 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 »

Next Week & Half Term Week

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With some Skipton schools closing for half term holidays this coming Thursday, I have the prospect of a shorter week of available lesson slots. There are a couple of available spaces, though, should you want to book in: Monday 19th October 17:00 (30 mins) Tuesday 20th October 11:15 (2 x 30 mins) I am taking a week off for half… 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 »

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 »

Singing – social distancing style!

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Last year, three friends and I started to sing some madrigals together and eventually came up with a name for ourselves: The Diminuendos. Soon we moved onto a capella arrangements of pop songs etc. But, of course, now that we’re all locked down, we can no longer get together to sing. So, we decided to make a recording of one… Read more »

Musical Theatre Singing Workshop

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I’m excited to announce that, in partnership with Yorkshire Dales Music, Sarah Churcher and I will be running a singing workshop for those interested in learning songs from the shows! Details: Thursday 5th March 09:30 – 16:30 Woodlands Retreat, Giggleswick £50 per participant Lunch included Everyone welcome, with or without prior experience It promises to be a really fun day,… 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 »

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 »