Hi everyone. I hope the summer has been going well. I’ve had quite a few students continuing their lessons through the last couple of months but for anyone staying with the term format we’ll be starting back on the 12th of September. It looks like the coming year will be my busiest yet for teaching … Continue reading 12th September – New Term Start
Here’s an arrangement I did of Fix You by Coldplay for solo guitar. I recorded it as a reference for a couple of students who are studying this in their guitar lessons with me.
Here’s a few pictures I came across of a gig I filled in on guitar for Glassgears ages ago in September. I’m hoping to get out soon and see them play their new songs and longer sets too. Here’s a review of their most recent gig this weekend. Glassgears BelloBar
A few people have contacted me recently asking if I am taking bookings yet for Guitar Lesson places for 2016. Yes I am! Here’s a copy of my leaflet that will be going out in the area over the next couple of days. Also Gift Vouchers will be available. Always a good idea for that … Continue reading Updates!
I’ve had a few questions from parents over the past few weeks about what students should be practicing if they are taking a break from lessons in line with their school holidays. Practicing guitar is not like other school subjects. For young students, things like reading, writing and numeracy are skills that they will continue to … Continue reading What your guitarist child should be practicing over the summer holidays.
I wasn’t there; some year soon I will be. It’s a festival I want to go to more than any other and rumours are it will only be going until 2020, but here I’ve created a list of my favourite bands that played at Glastonbury this year. I always enjoy watching the coverage of it … Continue reading My Favourite Bands From Glastonbuy 2015
Thank you to all of my students and their parents for your support in 2014.
Today is due to be one of the busiest shopping days running up to Christmas so I thought I’d put together a list of 5 simple gifts you could give to a guitarist friend this year. Obviously they’d just love a shiny new American made Gibson or Fender guitar but lets stick within the realms … Continue reading The Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Your Guitarist Friend
Here’s a really nice classical guitar piece by Cuban compser Leo Brouwer. It’s one of a few south american pieces that I’ve been working on lately. I’m a fan of Brouwer’s guitar pieces, they really are essential for anyone studying classical style playing a higher level.
I was going to just post a link to this article on my Facebook page, but then i started typing my thoughts on it and it just got kept going; so here it is as a blog post. This is interesting. It seems like Paul Morley always looks to define his articles in very … Continue reading Pop vs. Classical and changing tastes.