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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 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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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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How do you beat Writer’s Block as a Musician?

Have you ever had writers block or noticed that you have struggled to create something musical? Over the years I have come to realise that limitations can be liberating when it comes to creativity. Make sure  you leave tips, suggestions … Continue reading

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What can we learn from comedians about being a confident performer?

This week, I was talking with Chippenham born and bred, comedian and compère, Wil Hodgson. Alongside performing professional stand-up, Wil also compères Burlesque performances and hosts his own comedy nights, featuring comedians from all over the world. “What’s the first … 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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