“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
There are many points I could list here, but I have boiled them down to three. Once again, these are focused on musical performance but also could be adapted to any presentation or event where you’re on the spot. To make it even easier to digest – they rhyme: PREPARE Head in the sand isn’t … More 3 Lessons From 300 Hours of Performance (& they rhyme!)
Ok, one or all of these may be controversial. But they apply not just to a career in music. You may hold these beliefs without realising and have unknowingly created artificial hurdles to progressing. Let me know your thoughts: 1. “I’m not good enough” I hear this a lot. Especially when encouraging students to start … More Three common myths (of your own making) holding you back
This week I was invited to record guitar parts on a friend’s original songs. I was sent 5 acoustic demos tracks to listen to and, as I had some time this week, I decided to spend time writing guitar parts for the songs- to complement them. Come recording time I had only had time to write for … More We just jammin’
TOP 3 Lessons Learnt: Best laid plans… Ok, so we’re practiced, packed and ready to go… here are a few lessons I learned the hard way, hopefully so you won’t have to: No.3: Band on the run I was playing at a particularly rough venue, this was some years back when we were just starting out gigging … More My top 3 worst experiences performing live- and what I learnt…
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!