A new academic year – new, exciting challenges

After a year of choral work, radio work, private teaching, university flute teaching and keyboard school work, the balance of

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York Military Wives Choir

We have a lot to thank Gareth Malone for – he has successfully highlighted the fun and satisfaction there is

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Music for the masses

I teach nearly 90 students a week these days – I can scarcely believe my teaching practices have grown so

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Music to help; music to heal.

This week we have seen unspeakable violence towards primary school children and their teachers.  This is not the place to

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Headphones…..

I’ve heard two references to headphones this week.  The first was in an interview with Kate Rusby, the acclaimed folk

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A young person’s game

I love classical music.  I also love pop, folk, brass band, opera, some jazz….in fact my iPod looks like a

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Measuring success

A few of the students in my private teaching practice have been assessed as autistic.  One in particular is quite

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Medicine for the soul

Last Saturday, we drove for about 30 minutes south of York to a small village.  As we walked up to

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Concert venues ancient and modern

Tomorrow night I will direct a choir as they sing in the cellarium of Fountain’s Abbey.  Fountain’s Abbey is just

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Teaching in groups

The majority of my teaching is one to one.  However, on a Monday and Wednesday I teach two lessons as

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