Category Archives: Music and Enterprise

When Blog Turns To Vlog

In these times of isolation an on-line presence is now expected of teachers, musicians, artists… Continue reading

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Beware the free online shop, goodbye Sellfy

When you are composing music and consider the self-publishing route beware the shopping with a regular monthly outlay sites unless you are going to be assured of selling 30 or 40 items of music per month. A brief history: My … Continue reading

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Sticks for Starters

Participation in music is life changing. Regular singing and/or playing an instrument have many benefits especially where health and social interaction are concerned. For the first time in my music teaching experience, forty years and counting, I am meeting drum … Continue reading

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Life and Creative Life

Just noticed that fruit is far more plentiful at the moment and it is over two months since I posted anything although to me it seems like last week. Apologies to any followers, you have probably now found a more … Continue reading

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Present and past, new and old, now and then.

How to celebrate 37 years, and counting, of composing and publishing music? This is the question I have been pondering for a number of weeks and then everything became clear as I was editing some new compositions. The idea is … Continue reading

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Divide and communicate

Considering the what, how and why of all these activities is a necessity for a more productive and organised business. Continue reading

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The Xylophone, Max Jaffa and three years late

Today I have completed and published a new collection of xylophone solos, over 31 years since the first one, with a CD of accompaniments rather than a piano book. My original compilation – Ten Xylophone Solos was an edited collection … Continue reading

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12 hours to go or !@ ˙ø¨®ß †ø ©ø

In 12 hours, or at 7am Greenwich Mean Time (8am British Summer Time) the crowd funding experiment with Indiegogo will have elapsed. If you still want to contribute but have just been putting it off until the right time; now … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of…

Freshers’ week welcome meetings, Experience Barnsley Engagement Trust Board, Bishop’s breakfast, cultural festival proposal writing, an official opening event and a visit to an art studio were some of the entries in my diary for this last week.  What came … Continue reading

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Art, Enterprise and a little money goes a long way

Spring has finally reached us and with it comes all the natural changes.  I went to watch the first match in the local cricket season on Saturday, sun shining and so many people to catch up with after a long … Continue reading

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