Category Archives: Improving Confidence in others

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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What do you make of this performance?

What would it be like if you had 100% belief in what you were doing? A month ago, my friend and colleague Ben Angel (Lead singer from The Bohemian Embassy) showed me a video performance on Youtube which has really had … Continue reading

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As a beginner musician, should I take grades?

It is a question which comes up regularly in my work as a music teacher and lecturer. In the popular music world of guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards and drums, taking grades almost seems irrelevant to many musicians. The idea of … Continue reading

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So what is behind the Confident Performer?

A couple of weeks ago, presenter, actor, dancer, director and choreographer, Laura Graham-May interviewed me about the Confident Performer Book and I have had a number of requests for the audio interview to be presented as a written transcript. So … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Simplicity

This week, I had the privilege of meeting a pianist who had a few issues with nerves associated with performing. She said she felt that the audience would be critical of her if she made a mistake. That was quite … Continue reading

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Following Your Inspiration Makes You Confident

This week saw 3 fabulous interviews with very different musicians and the last of the interviews of the week was with the remarkable musician and performer, Tristan Hendy from signed PunkPop band NativeJune. Everything about Tristan’s personality oozes a natural … Continue reading

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Don’t Teach an Instrument, Grow a Musical Person.

The week started well with me interviewing Basira Ward-Davies about her techniques for confidence as a performer and singer. (see the previous blog post for this interview) She mentioned at the end of the interview that I should take time … Continue reading

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