Tag Archives: Skipton

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!!

Full re-opening: 13th April

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Following this week’s announcement from the government, I will be able to start accepting students back into my music room here in Skipton from Tuesday 13th April. My service falls under ‘close-contact’ along with businesses such as hairdressers. This means that customers enter the premises only by appointment, but that they spend a significant period of time here, inside a… Read more »

Update: Awaiting Boris’ Announcement

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This lockdown seems to have been going on a long time now, and I know that many of my pupils are eagerly awaiting the return to face-to-face lessons. My plan will be to align the reopening of ‘normal’ lessons with my son’s return to school, so everything is hanging on what Boris announces on Monday. As soon as primary school… Read more »

Update & Covid Reminder

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It seems to be in the news everyday that cases of Corona Virus are on the rise again, and particularly in our area, Craven. Now that music lessons are running to a nearly-normal schedule, with many established and new students coming to my studio for face-to-face lessons, we need to do everything we can to help stop the spread of… 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 »

w/c 16th March: FULLY BOOKED

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Despite all the chaos, cancellations and disruption around the world as a result of the Corona Virus, my service continues to be as busy as ever. This week is another one that is completely fully booked out with students but, as usual, if this changes I will post it to my Facebook page. Speaking of the dreaded Corona Virus, I… Read more »

Corona Virus

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As with all businesses, I need to consider the impact that the spread of Corona Virus might have on my ability to deliver my service to my customers. With this in mind, the plan is as follows: As things stand: Lessons continue as normal. Those students who wish to avoid face-to-face contact have a couple of options: Switch to lessons… Read more »

‘The Feel Good Fair’ : A Performance Opportunity

I received an email yesterday from Laura Hepworth about a fair she is putting on. This event presents an ideal opportunity for music students and amateur musicians to play to a live audience. Her email read as follows: My name is Laura Hepworth, I am in the process of organising a charity event ‘The Feel Good Fair’ for 5th April… Read more »

£475 Raised in Fundraiser Concert

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One of the highlights of being a music teacher is having the opportunity to use my job to help people. And, of course this can come in many forms. On the 1st December, my pupils put on a concert to help raise funds for a little boy I know who needs some special equipment in order to communicate with his… Read more »