Last month I was interviewed about my creative and teaching practice by marketing and communications assistant for ROAR, Amy Forde.
I've had the pleasure of being interviewed for various things in the past, but this was rather more personal than I've been used to and Amy had a very natural manner and way of asking questions that I found really got me talking. I think Amy is clearly very skilled as she was able to create a succinct and sensible article from my disorganised and (perhaps) frenetic ramblings!
Many thanks, Amy for approaching me about this and for writing so many wonderful words.
Here we are, at last: the final term before the summer break!
For many, this is a time of examinations: GCSEs, A-Levels and, of course, music examinations! As we know, with examinations comes hard work and often stress.
I'm currently busy preparing my dedicated and hardworking students for their upcoming exams and wanted to share some advice from the professional examiners at RSL Awards.
This short video gives some excellent advice on performing under pressure and also shows us that it's okay to feel nervous before an exam. Not only that, the video also gives some fantastic advice about picking the piece back up and recovering following mistakes!
I’m currently taking on new students, so if your musical skills would benefit from a bit of fine-tuning, please call 07731816132 to arrange lessons!
Welcome back to a new school term, I hope you have had a fantastic break and have been practising hard. I’m really excited to be back!
This term will be a busy one for many students as they prepare for their Summer examinations. Rockschool’s new syllabus is proving very popular with guitarists at the moment, especially with the inclusion of what were titled ‘Hot Rock’ pieces in Rockschool’s previous syllabi. These ‘Hot Rock’ pieces are well-known pieces of contemporary music, arranged for examination! This ingenious idea has many of my grade 3 guitarists wanting to learn Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana!
It gets better: Brilliantly, students no longer need to buy a separate book to access these pieces - they’re included in the main examination book!
I’m keen to start working on some excellent music with all my students this year - let’s make 2019 a year of high achievements!