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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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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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Is Musical Technique the refuge of the insecure, or a foundation for Mastery?

This question popped into my mind whilst in conversation with the professional singer and vocal coach Basira Ward-Davies with respect to the slight difference in approach she had experienced collaborating with Youth, a producer who has worked with Primal Scream, … Continue reading

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Rob Brian talks about how to become a Confident Drummer

This week, I was very privileged to be able to interview Top Session Drummer and Drum Clinician, Rob Brian  about the aspects of being a confident drummer. Having played for Siouxsie Sioux, Black Box and Modern English and taught extensively to all … Continue reading

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