Create your own private revolution

There’s nothing I like more than seeing my clients plans start coming together.  It’s really important to me that everything’s kept ‘in the real world’ as such.  That it’s physical.  That it’s something you can hold.  Something precious, something you value.  I want to see it all infront of me.  I want you to care […]

I am not a teacher

Well not in the traditional sense!!  …..As artists the main thing we need to be able to do is to learn to trust ourselves, to build skills, to grow and evolve and create.  We need to use our brains properly, to grow our intuition, to grow our experience, to learn by doing.  Being told what […]

Diamonds in the mine – you have to sift a lot of soil to find the diamonds

I just read this fantastic story from “Art and Fear” by David Bayles and Ted Orland.  Something we all need to remember! “On the first day of class, a ceramics teacher announced that he was sorting his students into two groups. Half the students would be graded on the quantity of works produced, the other […]

Practise mindfulness to improve focus, performance ease, silence the inner critic!

Our brains are constantly changing (neuroplasticity).  Each time you repeat a behaviour that pathway in your brain becomes better worn until it’s the natural path, the natural behaviour, the unconscious habit. Scientists observed MRI scans of the brains of participants of an 8 week mindfulness practice which showed that their amygdalas (fight or flight response) […]

What’s in your artist DNA?

The art and music we love is a reflection of ourselves. As I tend to have quite long relationships with the folks who come to see me I think it’s essential for me to get to know them, their style, what they love if i’m to properly support them or even give them good feedback. […]

Essential voice tips page

Incase you haven’t seen it please read through my essential voice tips page: http://expressivevoice.co.uk/fundamentals/

‘Confessions of a serial songwriter’

The title of this book by Shelly Peiken just woke up a little thought.  So many of us get stuck in perfectionism in regard to songwriting….but in the end we need to write so much material that I am kind of in favour of just putting it all out there. The good, the bad and […]

Stay in the senses, there are no questions there

Stay in the senses there are no questions there…. only answers, truth, experience, life, breath, feeling, seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, loving….  it reminds me of what it was like to be alive in the 80’s when I was a kid ….. Your head will fuck up your art.  It’ll ask unhelpful questions. Explanation: The right […]