Category Archives: Thinking in a better way

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 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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Am I too old to learn to play music?

“You cannot teach an old dog new tricks.” “When you get to my age, you stop learning.” “Learning is a lot easier when you are younger.” These are all phrases I have bandied around when I talk to older people … 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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