A few thoughts on nerves…
Over the last few weeks we have hosted two concerts for our pupils, one for school-age learners and the other for adults. I have also been travelling around the UK, examining for ABRSM, and watching these hoards of relatively inexperienced, budding musicians perform has got me thinking about nerves. All of my pupils complain of […]Continue reading
Behind the scenes…
Musicians’ biographies are a quirky type of prose, written deliberately as they are to present us performers in the very best possible light. How often do we read that the person on stage is one of the finest artists of their generation and yet by the end of the paragraph we have absolutely no sense […]Continue reading
Ode to a Puppeteer
We saw the most amazing display of Puppets tonight presented by a group that have been working here together over the last 2 weeks. Some of the puppets were completely enchanting and the skill involved in the craftsmanship of these miniature paper mach? people really made me believe their emotions were changing and faces moving. […]Continue reading
Raring to go!
An enforced day off, woo hoo I hear you say but I am gagging to get my skates on and get stuck into some playing! We unfortunately don’t get the key to our hut until tomorrow and so I take my jet-lagged body back to bed in the morning as I try desperately to adjust […]Continue reading
Feeling So Welcome!
It is 5:20am and although I realise this is silly o’clock, there is no way I can go back to bed and sleep. A bad combo of jet lag and being like a little girl on Christmas morning desperately wanting to open pressies and being far too excited! I AM IN BANFF!! There is snow […]Continue reading