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Nurturing Inspiration at Short Notice – A refresher for the author!

Whilst writing the book, I realised that it was all very well me saying to others, “You can and will be confident” when all I do is take very small risks by accompanying students in weekly student performances and playing … Continue reading

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Lee Risdale, Soul Singer, Walks the Walk

One of the key principles of NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, is that if you desire to get better, find the people who are already doing what you want to do and work out from them what YOU need to do. … 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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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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The Wedding Pianist…

This weekend saw the marriage of two dear friends in a wonderful church and dozens of friends, family guests and church people. My task was to perform two modern hymns chosen by my friends as a piano solo, to be … Continue reading

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Why is playing above the 12th fret so difficult and painful?

When I was a young boy, watching top of the pops, I wondered why it was so difficult and painful to play around and above the 12th fret of an electric guitar as I always saw such intense expressions on … Continue reading

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Using Props in a Performance

Performing and pretending to be somebody else can help to push our comfort zones. If we use a costume or props in our performance, this can help us to act in a different way and try out new things with … Continue reading

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