“We live two lives, the second one starts when we realise we only have one.” Confucius I am a sucker for a thought provoking quote. It is very hard to write a short letter, and in this time of all you can eat information and extremely short attention spans – a short snappy but thought … More Later never comes
Crumpled and coffee stained, one of my more mature students apologetically hands over a worksheet in his lesson today. There’s absolutely no need to apologise – I am so, so pleased that the worksheet has seen daylight since the last lesson. As the piece is played it is performed beautifully. There seems to be an … More Crumpled & Coffee Stained
April four years ago, I had signed up to compete (or in my case hopefully complete) a triathlon. I had completed some in previous years, but this one was different, I would be swimming in open water. Cue trying to squeeze lake swimming practice in to an already overflowing schedule. I had finished work and … More Near death experience – what I learnt and have taught ever since
Why is the first guitar lesson free ? When taking one to one lessons it is essential you have a good rapport between the student and teacher. Otherwise I believe this will undermine the value the student gets from their lessons. There is no obligation to come back, although I am pleased to enjoy a very … More TGS-Why is the first lesson free?
[Photo credit: Kelsey Tracey, Feb 2006, First Mariner Arena, Baltimore] This week I have been assembling a list of excellent quotes from popular musicians and guitarists; as who can say it better than those who have walked the walk? However, I noticed a striking theme – one guy, legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, has an incredibly … More Keith Richards – Quotes on learning, writing and performing
Twang’s Guitar School is celebrating its first birthday! One thing to say looking back: Thank you! I want to say thank you to all the students for all their hard work this year! Starting something new is tough, sticking it out is also tough – but worth it! Keep up the great work! Thank you to … More TGS is 1yrs Today!