As I cast my mind back to my Helping Young Learners To Practise post earlier this year, I thought I'd share 3 Engaging Activities with you, to give you an idea of how you can break down the barriers of feeling like you can't - or maybe shouldn't - help, whilst being an active part in … Continue reading 3 Engaging Activities To Help Your Child Practise Their Instrument
A theme for me this month has been that of forgiveness. Without going into detail, there are one or two individuals in my life, who were once very close to me, that I have learned I need to forgive. I've spent a long time holding on to various experiences in my life as happening to … Continue reading Does life happen to you, or for you?
My thoughts on helping autistic learners better access music and instrumental lessons.
This is a thought I often have; what is time? It is very easy to assume it is against us, yet the very fact we are ever alive, well and progressing is justification that it is for us. It is often said that there isn't enough of it, which makes me think of how we … Continue reading Time – friend or foe?
The importance of lifelong learning.The only thing guaranteed in life is change. If we don’t change ‘it’, we will allow ‘it’ to eventually eclipse us. To be a life long learner is to be comfortable with the idea that we are not a finished product; that there is always more to know. It is to … Continue reading 7 abstract lessons that beginning to learn Spanish has taught me.
Good evening all! As I'm sat reflecting on my teaching, I can't help but think of an interaction that I had with a guitar student that I met for the first time a couple of weeks back. This interaction is something I wanted to share with you as I believe it could expose a potentially … Continue reading Are we teaching our students that they can’t learn?
How to be more productive and think differently about your guitar practice.
As I progress through life and the challenges that I face each day, both personally and professionally, this is a question I often ponder. I have found myself thinking about this question a lot recently, especially so within the last five years. The reason for this question is that of self reflection, maybe even jealousy to … Continue reading ‘Purpose? Whats the purpose?’