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At the start of the pandemic I did 10 weeks of free guitar and ukulele classes for kids (and grown ups) for which many had signed up. However I’ve heard from some parents that they have a hard time supporting their child(ren). What to practice, when, how long, and tackling unwillingness to practice. Now I
Today, at 12:30pm I picked up the Nelson Star after my friend/student asked me if I had seen it yet. I knew there’d be an article in there as I had already seen the online article about my guitar studio, written by Bill Metcalf. Still, nothing had prepared me for what I saw. Driving up
For more than 25 years I have been teaching and coaching my students of all ages to achieve their goals. It has never been the academics but the connection between my student and I, that has driven me all these years. I get to know my students in such are personal way. We experience and
A few weeks ago I had the honour and privilege to do an interview with the incredible Nick Johnston. He was doing clinics and a concert at Selkirk Music College here in Nelson BC. A great day, filled with music and laughs. In a packed schedule Nick managed to free up 30m to do this interview
Most students I’ve seen don’t really have a strategy for tackling a new tune or a complex tune. That’s too bad because your approach greatly determines the outcome in things. Just being aware of the complexity of a tune, or technical requirements, helps create that patience needed to go through the process of it. Patience,
Summer has reached Nelson BC and we all have our own ways to spend this great time in the Kootenays. (Actually, in reality, we don’t have any bad seasons here really.) So what to do during those long summer nights… Well, I like a challenge so I thought I’d figure out how to play Classical