Category Archives: Teaching Music

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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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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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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