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About clivemusic

I have taught music, enabling musicians to be confident about performing for over 20 years. I also train teachers and trainers to be confident in the classroom. Keyboard, piano and composing, arranging and singing are my musical loves. I love performing and play Jazz with a Quartet and also sing and direct my own Barbershop Quartet called The Sherlock Combs. I used to be an incredibly nervous performer, suffering from stage fright and through teaching music and learning many mind training techniques, come with me on a journey to confident performing.

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right – Henry Ford

Henry Ford is guilty of many things and one of those things is some great quotes. Ford’s idea that self belief is central to everything we do is crucial. Without belief we can achieve a goal, we are destined to stay … Continue reading

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What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

About 4 years ago, I was met by the beery breath of a drunken man at the bar. He opened his mouth and said, “You know, I could have been something in the music industry” I was intrigued. I asked him … Continue reading

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The 4 approaches to auditioning

What kind of auditioner are you? We look at 4 crazy approaches people tend to take in auditions. The Gung Ho Auditioner, The Forensic Auditioner, The Overview Auditioner and The Random Auditioner. We draw some conclusions about what might be the best approach for you. Lots of ideas to think about and tips to take forward about auditioning. Continue reading

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New Year’s Musical Resolutions – DAY 3 of 3 – Choirs, Demos and Community

Join a local choir. Sometimes all we want to do is to sing and to meet people. Being in a choir is a wonderful way to meet new people and experience a real community spirit. Having conducted the Chippenham Rag … Continue reading

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New Year’s Musical Resolutions – DAY 2 of 3 – Bands, Lyrics and Emails

On Day 2, we are looking at more practical ideas to get your musical aspirations back on track. Some of us may not be ready to get out there right away as a front person in a band. So, maybe … Continue reading

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New Year’s Musical Resolutions – DAY 1

Are you looking to make Musical New Year’s Resolutions? If you are a musician, doing something musical in 2015 is probably high on your priority list. So, whether you are a beginner musician or an established musician looking to get back in, … Continue reading

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Starting a Music Course with Confidence

Starting a new music course can be daunting. At every step of my musical education, I worried if I was going to be good enough and whether I would be able to stay the course. In this short article, I … Continue reading

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