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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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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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Russian New Year Concert in Frome

 Frome has a reputation for delivering hard hitting classical music and on Saturday 18th January, the town’s cultural status was elevated to a whole new level. The all Russian music programme was a delight for the people-packed pews of Christ … Continue reading

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