Happy summer holidays to one and all! I do hope you've been enjoying the sunshine and getting out in it as much as you can while we have it to enjoy...keeping up with your music practise is just as important, though!
I'm really enjoying some downtime and the chance to get out into the countryside, but I've taken my recording gear with me to make the most of the time I have - creativity is all around!
I look forward to seeing how everyone has got on over the summer and hearing about your adventures in September!
It's been a fantastic first half term with lots of students enjoying getting stuck into their new pieces and beginning to explore fresh new exam syllabi.
The half term is a chance for some students to rest and take a short break from school but it's also a great opportunity to enjoy music. I'm encouraging students to listen to pieces of music, bands or composers they've never encountered before, from the likes of Brazilian guitarist Guinga, to Rage Against the Machine and pieces by Beethoven and Debussy - ask me for your own personalised recommendations!
With the weather turning cooler we find ourselves staying indoors, so why not put down the Xbox or Playstation controller and grab the guitar or plant yourself at the piano for a while?