Understanding modes is all about perspective

As a music theory teacher I rarely come across a pupil who understands modes. Usually they have been vaguely introduced to the topic by a school teacher who has presented the topic to them by explaining that it was a technique used in the days before the tempered scale and that the modes were created […]

Spam!

I received my first piece of spam in the form of a blog comment today. I’m so proud… My website is all grown up!

A busy week

One of the things I’m most fortunate with in my work is that it is so rarely monotonous. Not only does teaching people of all ages present me with a wide range of challenges most weeks but, on top of that, being a multi-genre instrumentalist serves to keep me on my toes as well! In […]