Life is a scary and wonderful thing. Behind every success, there is usually an incredible amount of hard work, sacrifice, and the desire to fight against the voice that tells you that you can't, or you shouldn't, or that you never will.
My current teaching studio consists of four adult pupils, who all began learning for different reasons. They're always one of the highlights of my week, and I leave their lessons feeling inspired and full of energy. Mostly though, I'm always struck by their bravery, in deciding as an adult to make a huge leap outside their comfort zone and learn something new. I've noticed that often my young pupils will barrel head-first into new repertoire, no questions asked, but my adults have to almost psych themselves up to face new challenges. Then once they get it right, they question why, and how - not just how the music is constructed, but also how they managed to achieve success... Read More