3rd Blog Entry

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our third weekly blog.

Well, we’re heading towards the mid-term now, a well-deserved break for students and teachers alike.
It’s worth mentioning, though, that while it is a break from lessons, don’t be afraid to keep the
practice up over the week. It will all stand to you when it comes to showing off your skills!
Remember, every time you practice you get just a little bit better. So the simple fact is,
the sooner you do your practice, the sooner you get to the level you want to be at. Which is
your aim as a musician, and the reason you picked up your instrument in the first place. Practice
shouldn’t be viewed as a slog, it should be embraced. It’s making you a better player. It’s honing and
fine tuning your skills. Every time you do it, it’s one step closer to people thinking “Wow, he/she can
really play!”.
Or, to put it another (slightly sterner!) way “Every day you don’t practice, you’re one day further
from being good”. That’s a quote from Ben Hogan, a famous golfer, but the principle applies to
music every bit as much.

There are many different approaches to practice, but the most important thing is to just do it. Set
yourself practice goals, keep track of your progress with the metronome, even just playing the stuff
you like to play. As long as you’re doing something (every day!), it’s making you a better player. And
that’s exactly what you want.

Well, well! That was all a bit serious, wasn’t it? In a change of direction, as promised last week the
details of the group beginners’ courses we are starting the first week after mid-term are as follows: 7 weeks of one-hour lessons – up until the Christmas break - at a price of €140. If you are interested in these courses (remember, guitar, violin, ukulele and singing are the options), please get in touch. Places in the groups are limited, so to guarantee your place, don’t leave it too late!

Finally, a reminder again to check us out on our new social media channels. We’re live on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram. Check ‘em out, and tell us what you think!

Okay, that’s it for now. Hope you all have a great week. Thanks for reading!

Until next time…

Keep up the practice!