guitar lessons

Posted on June 8th, 2013

 

We love watching our students go from strength to strength, it’s the most satisfying feeling. Our team of fabulous teachers are passionate about helping students achieve their very best.

It’s coming up to our favourite time of the year – concert time!! It’s really great that we have so many students preparing to share what they have learned with us and their family and friends. They are always special evenings – we can’t wait!

 

James & Siobhan

 

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Come on down to the festival……

Posted on October 14th, 2011

Wow! We’ve had a busy start to the term……lots of new students!

voodoo child music studio – one of the festival venues

It’s going to be a great term, there is so much on!

First up, next weekend Sat, Oct 22 – the Surrey Hills Music Festival is on again. There is a whole day of great music lined up for you and the best part is that most things are absolutely free!

There will be bands, workshops, music events across 7 venues, buskers, open stage events and more. Come on down and wander around, bring your friends, enjoy the music….

Take a look at the full festival program here

Enjoy!

 

James & Siobhán

 

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mid year concerts

Posted on July 24th, 2011

We had an absolutely overwhelming response to our mid year concert series. All the spots booked out within days so, we had to quickly schedule another night!

Our concerts were special nights, the studio was transformed into an intimate performance space with professional lighting and the best of equipment.

As students took to the stage they were warmly welcomed by family, friends and an ever supportive audience. There were many absolute first time performers and some seasoned pros. From solo performers across the instrument range – guitar, piano, drums, singers etc. we also had budding singer songwriters and of course the bands. The little studio just buzzed and everyone was absolutley fantastic!

Our awesome teachers prepared students for the concerts. Teachers came along for moral support and give some last minute pointers on the night. Thanks guys for helping make our little studio hum!

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback that we’ve received from students and parents. Parents have said that students were on a high for days afterwards. We just love that! It confirms what we’ve always known – music is meant to be shared!

James & Siobhán & the voodoo team

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the ultimate guitar tone…

Posted on June 9th, 2011
 

We are very excited and a little nervous at the same time, as we write our first ever blog post. We are excited by the thought of sharing our ideas, inspirations, influences and passion about all things music related. As well as sharing what’s happening at the studio etc. and having some fun along the way….. This is new territory for us. Wish us luck, here we go…..

For our very first post, we’d like to share a great guitar blog that we found a little while ago. It’s on a topic that is very close to James’ heart………..the endless quest for the ultimate guitar tone.

Guitarist Romain Bigeard has set up a really great blog for all things guitar related. It’s called, guitar tone overload and it focuses on his “endless quest for the ultimate guitar tone(s)” using effects, amps, and all sorts of other guitar equipment. He focuses on boutique equipment (pedals and such that are made in small factories or by hand) as well as more mainstream stuff. He explores the guitar tones of various famous guitarists. He not only writes about what each guitarist uses, but he also makes demo videos to show his readers how to get ‘the tone’ with certain equipment. It’s pretty cool stuff! 

Explore, enjoy & share with others! Thanks for sharing Romain.
photograph by pia jane bijkerk

 

Thanks for dropping by, we hope you enjoy your exploring our blog.

James & Siobhán

 

 

 

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