Category Archives: Music Composition and Performance

Drummers are percussionists too

Well into the teaching term now and already some of the drum pupils are asking about when they will be playing percussion again. Introducing the sounds of percussion into the drum lessons has inspired most of the students to consider … Continue reading

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We are family 

Sometimes it is too hard to explain, better to go with the flow, so I’ll just say ‘thank you’ for everything.

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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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The Long and Winding (and Enjoyable) Creative Road

This first part of the process was interesting and enjoyable, creating new music and revisiting compositions from the nearly forgotten past, Continue reading

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The Power of Three

The experience of teaching percussion in junior schools has made me aware of a new Power of Three to add to… Continue reading

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Pioneer – the Rotherham musical. Ambition and reality from a composer’s perspective.

The plan was simple, stage the performance of the musical in March 2017 starting from reading the script the previous September. Continue reading

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Enjoyed it because I could play it.

Happy listening to the 175+ musicians, all in very low-fi. Continue reading

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