Dealing with nerves when performing

Feeling a bit nervous, or apprehensive can be a very natural feature of performance and is a completely natural reaction felt by the majority of musicians. The concern for many people is dealing with this fairly strange sensation and understanding … Continue reading

Teaching – Delivery of information or a truly two way process?

Learning, teaching and the student When a student has lessons there are always clear expectations, and perspectives, from both teacher and learner.  The relationship between teacher and student will always be in a state of change, and it is important … Continue reading

Getting triple tonguing nailed with secure and solid technique

Triple and Double Tonguing Triple and double tonguing are really useful skills to develop and can help you to play faster music with greater clarity and accuracy.  As with all new skills there are good ways, and possibly not so … Continue reading

Does good or bad music really exist, and will it ever die?

It’s not all doom and gloom for Music is it? So tomorrow is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year.  Apparently it is the time when most people’s New Year’s Resolutions are forgotten and Gyms up and … Continue reading

How to create, and keep, those musical New Year’s resolutions in 2013

The start of another year and that inevitable feeling that the year ahead needs to promise more than what has gone before.  Time to think about setting some goals or targets and thinking about what you would like to achieve … Continue reading