Three Tips To Nail Those New Year’s Resolutions!

Every year like many, many others I set myself lots of New Years resolutions, perhaps going a little overboard when it comes to time scales and goals and what is humanly achievable. My biggest challenge when it comes to teaching guitar to date, is getting my students to practice between lessons. I only see them … More Three Tips To Nail Those New Year’s Resolutions!

3 Lessons From 300 Hours of Performance (& they rhyme!)

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!)

Three common myths (of your own making) holding you back

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

Near death experience – what I learnt and have taught ever since

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

We just jammin’

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’