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I Have been out and about today, putting postcards in shop windows.  This is with the aim of increasing the number of students that I work with and spreading the love of making music.

 

If you fancy learning how to play or improve with the either the Saxophone or Clarinet, then please contact me for a chat.

Open to all ages from 7 yrs upwards.

 

Feel free to share this post with anyone that may be interested.

 

Many thanks

 

Davesax postcard 2

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Yesterday I met up with my first new local student in Ryde.  Like me, she moved to the island only 3 weeks ago, and wanted to restart having clarinet lessons.  She has been playing for about 10 years and has reached a good standard, but took a break recently with moving house and looking for employment.

We had a good lesson and spent a lot of it, just getting her lip back into shape and working out how each of us work.  We are arranging further lessons in between Christmas and the New Year, and I am looking forward to helping her carry on making good progress and having fun at the same time.

The remote lessons via Skype and FaceTime are going well and the signal here is very good.

Someone said  recently that it is the  modern equivalent of Short wave radio school lessons that used to happen in places like the outback of Australia or Africa, when people lived to far away from schools to travel.

I think this is definitely the way forward, as it allows you to work with the teacher that you want, rather than having to work with someone purely because they are local, and for some students it means being able to have lessons rather than struggling on your own if there is no one local.IMG-8967

What do you think?  Why not get in touch to see if I can help you?

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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Since moving to Shanklin at the end of November, my teaching has been on hold, what with unpacking and decorating the music room etc.

last night I started to get back into the swing of things with a FaceTime lesson with one of my Leicester students.  With a remote lesson you have to be organised, making sure that you know what you are going to cover before the lesson starts, so that both parties have the music in front of them.  I make notes as the lesson goes on and then email them to the student for them to use during practice during the week.

I have another couple of remote lessons today and I am looking forward to them.

I also have my first Island student starting this morning and I will be speaking to another over the weekend to arrange when they can start.

Now the music room is decorated and then new carpet is being laid next week, I am looking forward to getting it laid out ready for lessons and recording.

Have a great weekend and keep practicing.

 

Dave

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I am pleased to announce that my latest track Tum Hi Ho has hit cdbaby to purchase, and Spotify. It will also be available on iTunes shortly.

“Tum Hi Ho” (“You are the one”) is a song from the Indian movie Aashiqui 2, sung by Arijit Singh and composed by Mithoon.

I play Soprano and Tenor sax on this Bollywood hit.  It’s one of my favourites to play as it has a beautiful melody line that will around for a long time to come.

i hope that you enjoy it, let me know what you think.

 

best wishes and I hope that you enjoy it.

thanks

 

Dave

 

Dave Plummer on CdBaby.

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I just wanted to say a well done to all of my students for their grade results in the Summer 2014 session.

They included:-

2 grade 8’s – one with a distinction

2 grade 6’s  – one distinction and one merit

4 grade 3’s  – one distinction, one merit and 2 passes

and a grade 1 Distinction.

It just goes to show that all that hard work and practice has paid off.

Plus the grade 6 is counted as the equivalent of a GCSE giving you a useful 25 points for a pass up to a massive 75 points for a grade 8 with distinction.  This can be very useful to some students, but shouldn’t be the main focus for learning an instrument, that should be fun.

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