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The meaning of self-discipline

“Discipline isn’t miserably doing something because you feel forced or that you “have to.” Discipline is being a disciple of something to which you have dedicated yourself to.”  If you want to be a good singer then self-discipline is necessary. You need to spend time perfecting your skills, make sure the tuning is spot on,…

Good day Sunshine Time to make yet another attempt at climbing out from underneath the mighty cloak of February, undoubtedly responsible for many a blues song. March has so far been terribly disappointing for both body and soul. So I’ll try again… “Good day Sunshine” as the Beatles sang in 1966. A wonderfully happy song,…

Back on The Blog

Hi Friends, Singers and Musicians, Even with the best intentions in the world , I don’t think anybody could ever accuse me of being a born Blogger. A Singer yes, a Musician yes, a Songwriter, yes, a Creative person yes, but a Blogger…. No. No no… I think I am too busy making music to…

Season of Snotty Dotty

Aaaaaatchoooo, the sound cut through the door with the power of a loud siren before my student had knocked, and we both laughed as I opened it and let her in. Sorry she said, I’b got a sduffy dose… So we’re back in the season of strange language. The constant temperature changes can be a…

Hone, Develop your instrument

    Today I received a phone call which made me very happy. A father wanted to book some singing lessons for his son who performs in a band, and told me: “He had guitar lessons to learn to play his instrument correctly and now it’s time he learned how to use his voice correctly…

singing in the shower

Singing in the shower…

  We all joke about singing in the shower and how great we all think we sound, marvelling at our own ability to compete with Christina, Adele and Jesse  or Frankie, Sting and James Morrison.  We attack the songs with uninhibited gusto and passion and it’s true, we all sound so much better …….Although your…