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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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Injuries and Poor Musical Technique

If it hurts, then you are probably doing it wrong. Playing a garden party piano gig on a slightly inclined slope for a couple of hours seemed like a good idea at the time. However, the day after, my back … 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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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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From Fear to Fun. Improving your confidence.

Just recently, many musicians I have met or have worked with have said, “I want to improve my confidence”. This came as a bit of a surprise to me as some of these musicians seem very confident already. We can … Continue reading

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