September 2016 - very little has changed for people with M.E. since Carli Barry wrote her brilliant poem about isolation due to her severe M.E. there is still a long way to go but this week a significant step was taken by the release of the PACE trial data.
Along the Way
Check out the new video, to raise awareness of mental health
Thanks to BBC Introducing for playing the song on World Mental Health Day 2016 listen here
Guiding Star 10 year anniversary!
It is 10 years since my debut Album Guiding Star was released, if you would like to download it for £5 or have a listen its here!
GIGS : Im playing Rabbit Hole Festival 10th September 12noon Victoria Arms, Old Marsden OXFORD
Restore Fleet Meadow Open Day, Didcot 3rd September 12noon
I hope students have a nice summer break! I'm not teaching over the break. Teaching restarts Private tuition w/c 5th September 2016. School Tuition restarts w/c 12th September 2016! If you get bored why not write a tune? give it a name.. see if you can play it to someone! If you are looking to start lessons I'm afraid it's mainly waiting lists so I encourage people to look for other tuition, but do drop me a message and I'll reply at the beginning of term. Thanks Trev
Cowley Road Carnival
I played a small set at the Carnival and The Rose Hill Runners were in the procession. We were also in the Oxford Mail
I'm playing Riverside festival for the first time on the Fringe Stage, Saturday 2pm come along if you are Free
It was great to play for 70 or so people at Florence Park community centre over the May Bank Holiday. If you missed it or want to listen again I made a recording here :
Along The Way
New single released April 2016. Hope you enjoy :)
I have a gig at Florence park community centre on Friday 29th April supporting the String Project. All welcome!
It was a privilege to play at Patrick Tailors leaving do for Oxfordshire MIND at the Mill on Cowley Road on the 11th March 2016. Patrick has been an amazing CEO over the time Ive been connected to the charity and I will him all the very best
Im also playing a set at the Fir Tree on Grief and Healing. Some students know that my flatmate Alex died suddenly in an accident in February (check out Along the Way demo in sounds)
Here are videos to the grade 1 solo pieces, do have a listen! I hope they are useful. If you find more videos which help you please do send links and Ill put there here to help other students!
This years Oxford Exams are w/c 27th June - 5th July. I need to enter Students before May. Check tuition news for ENTRY FEES and More info
EASTER Guitar and piano TEST!!
Dont fret its just for fun! Please encourage your child to do the theory at home (they can use their books) and practice a piece and a scale for after Easter!
ROSE HILL RUNNERS in RHN paper Feb 2016
Click the MEDIA TAB to read
The Start Line - Catweazle
Heres a first performance of a new song Im working on played at the Catweazle Club in East Oxford
NEW MUSIC VIDEO
I have taken over guitar at a new school in Littlemore : Emmanuel Christian School. Also my first ABRSM music exams passed at CCCS in Oxford. This is a different syllabus from my normal Trinity exams so Im chuffed too, well done!! ;)
Blues in A - Improvising
January is a great time to delve into the blues! This video is to accompany lessons and covers improvisation in A pentatonic minor, A blues Riff, Backing Track and Chords with fingering. Do replay the video if needed and play along! Enjoy
I hope you had a nice break! I enjoyed being the first musician to play at my NEW local community centre in Rose Hill. Do enjoy the new Blues video which we will be looking at, and if you are still feeling festive there is a Jingle Bells video in 2015 using my new Christmas Jumper! I look forward to much music this year and thank you all for your continued support. Trev