A quick update because a rather hectic last few weeks where I’ve had been through moving house, a short working-weekend break to the Lake District and a number of gigs in far flung locations which have all eaten into my time. And that’s not taking into account the mixing of the new Storey album, which has started with abandon! Because I’ve been on the move a lot lately, I’ve been teaching guitar online using platforms such as Skype.
Teaching on Skype
So I’m teaching more guitar, composition and music theory on SKYPE: and it’s proving to be a big success for both me and the students who are giving it a go. Obviously it’s different to teaching 1-on-1 in the same room but it’s far more effective than I’d expected. To be able to do this I’ve scanned and upload electronic copies of over 10 years of lesson notes. This has been a long-winded process but now they’re up on the website it seems to have been worthwhile because my students can access pretty much all of the songs I’ve transcribed and use in my teaching, and download them at a click of a button – cool!
From The Comfort Of Your Own Home
If you’re interested in having guitar lessons and would consider having lessons from the comfort of your own home via Skype with an experienced professional, then drop me a line for a chat. Having given up an enormous number of students to make the move from Berkshire to Toulouse, I’m effectively building up my student base again from scratch. To help speed up that process, I’m going to be teaching at an introductory rate of £25/hour, rather than the considerably higher rates I’ve grown accustomed to over the years. Grab it while it’s there!
In other news, two of my friends are about to release new singles and in the spirit of supporting other talented musicians, I’d like to draw your attention to them here:
Johnny Ashby, who is currently in Los Angeles performing and promoting, releases his next single ‘Hurricane’ on the 25th of this month – you can listen and download by following him on Facebook; just click HERE. You can even grab a sneak preview by watching the video here:
And my Canadian friend Ben Caplan who I’ve spoken about in previous posts released his latest single ‘Birds With Broken Wings’ only two days ago. It’s brilliant and you can listen / download that immediately by clicking HERE.
Four Of Clubs
Finally, I’m having a pre-France leaving do / gig at one of my favourite pubs in London – The New Inn in South Ealing – on Friday 4th September. I’ll be playing with my covers band, FOUR OF CLUBS and it will be lots of fun; as long as singing, drinking and dancing is your idea of fun! Come on down. That’ll do for now as I’m currently part-way through a mix and need to get back to it. Good to give my ears a rest though.
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