How a private music teacher can create a stimulating environment

If you are a private tutor and have a waiting-room or waiting area, that is great. If you have siblings learning, and sharing an hour, it’s particularly useful to have stimulating things for students to do while they wait. I have a spare digital piano with headphones, and though it is feet away from my […]

Dear Charles… [a letter]

Another planet, 15 February, some alternate universe Dear Charles, Please ask your secretary (is it Louise, the one who never has a hair out of place?) to ensure you are not disturbed. And read this before you open the box. Now, to use your favourite phrase, I will proceed. You asked me yet again if […]

THORNICROFT HOUSE

THORNICROFT HOUSE publishing is out there — in a very small way, but shortly to have a website. It comes as part of the trend for “indie” publishers. To put it simply: The way things are going, it’s extremely hard for a writer to be published by a mainstream publisher at that publisher’s expense. It […]

Free Offer, Extended Deadline

Had he consulted me, things might — WOULD — have been done otherwise. But he didn’t ask, just went ahead and spoke the Word, turning Intention into Invention, turning Nothing into Something. Unasked, all we can do is call it the Big Bang and ponder the consequences. He populated this world with so many beautiful […]