What Is Practice?

I asked for suggestions for possible subjects to be covered by future blog posts, and the thing which came up over and over again was practice! Here is the first…

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Sight-Reading Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful

Mention 'sight-reading', and many musicians can already be seen running for the nearest exit. Over the years, two distinct sorts of sight-reading appear to have emerged: firstly, there's sight-reading (i.e.…

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How to Choose a Music Teacher

One of the questions which comes up so often, not just amongst parents but amongst adult pupils too, is how do you go about finding a teacher? Surprisingly, even as…

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Help! I’ve Got an Audition

I quite often get enquiries from people who need help preparing for an audition; indeed, several of my own singing pupils have needed help along the way too. For some…

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Getting the Most Out of Exams

At some time or another, most of the pupils I teach (including adults) want to get an independent assessment of their progress – an exam. With another session of exams…

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Top Tips for Nervous Performers

Do you suffer with bad performance nerves? Are they affecting your enjoyment of your music? If so, here are some top tips to help! 1. Accept them… It’s OK to…

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