Now that we are getting back to some kind of normality after a difficult 18 months, learning the guitar is a great way to relax and have some time to yourself in the midst of a busy life – all beneficial to your mental health. Not only that, but it is a great confidence builder, especially for children.
I am double jabbed, practice social distancing and happy to wear a mask during lessons if required.
Hi everyone – I hope you have all been keeping safe and well during this difficult period.
For those of you with a guitar gathering dust in the corner, especially if you are still having to work from home, why not turn a negative into a positive and start to have some lessons.
I have now restarted subject to social distancing guidelines. My 30 minute lessons are flexible and an ideal break and change in the day. Weather permitting I am happy to teach in the garden.
Please feel free to email or telephone me for more information.
Studies have shown that children who study music and learn how to play a musical instrument develop an appreciation for music and culture but also gain many other benefits.
Playing an instrument improves brain function by enhancing coordination, concentration and memory. It also improves communication skills and social interaction and overall confidence.
Children learning music perform better academically in school and gain higher grades and test scores.
These are just a handful of reasons why encouraging your child to learn the guitar can be beneficial.
Have you ever stood in the crowd and watched a band play and wished that you were up there on the stage playing with them?
Well, it needn’t take years to make that dream come true! One of the best ways to get yourself and your music noticed are the local open mic and jam nights around Nottingham where people just turn up and are given a chance to play in front of a ready made audience. Usually you get the chance to play around three songs – it is a great way to boost your confidence and meet with like minded musicians.
Whether you are a complete beginner or a little bit rusty one on one guitar tuition could help you achieve your goal.
Some of the best city centre venues for acoustic sets are The Rescue Rooms, Jam Café, Filthy’s and Pepper Rocks. Or if you want pull out your favourite Fender or Gibson, then go to The Navigation Inn and jam with local blues legend, Colin Staples. Alternatively try the cool, chilled out crowd at The Doghouse, Carlton.
My original band “Thrasonic” have been rehearsing hard and we recently played a gig at The Greyhound in Beeston, supporting “Aimless”. Last week we played at The Navigation in Nottingham and have been re-booked to play there on the 1st November … very exciting times!
We have some live recordings on our Facebook site so please feel free to have a look at some pictures from the gigs, listen to the recordings and please don’t forget to “like” us!
Tomorrow we are off to a studio to do some recording so I’ll keep you posted about any new material.