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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sneak peek!

Posted on July 26th, 2012

Just a little sneak peek at a pic from at our fabulous mid year concerts.

The students were awesome – they should all be very proud of themselves!

James & Siobhán

 

 

 

 

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Studio is now open Friday & Saturdays!!

Posted on March 29th, 2012

 

Gosh what a busy start to the year! We’ve had a fabulous term 1 and the studio has been absolutely rocking each day. It’s been really satisfying hearing about all the progress that students have been making this term and the goals that they have set for themselves – lots of exciting stuff going on.

Term 2 starts Monday, April 16. Enrolments for term 2 have opened and spots are filling very fast!

Starting term 2  – lessons will now also be available Friday’s and Saturdays!

 

 

 

Give us a call if you’d like to grab yourself a spot on either of these days or another day across the rest of the week.

James & Siobhán

 

 

 

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happy days……

Posted on September 5th, 2011

 

The wonderful Milica

Gotta love days like today – just received another fab testimonial for our awesome guitar and bass teacher Milica. Her passion for teaching and experience really shows!

Great teacher testimonials seem to have been rolling in recently…..Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to give us such great feedback. It’s great to have such a wonderful team around us!

Been a little quiet in the blog lately, but there has actually been a lot going on in the background. Watch this space for exciting news very shortly!

 

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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shining lights and quiet confidence…..

Posted on June 16th, 2011

 

In the lead up to our mid year concerts in a couple of weeks time, we’ve been getting some great feedback from parents and students. Some students can’t wait to get up there and sing or play. They love to perform, they are confident. The desire to perform has always been in them, they are ready to go and just can’t wait! We love that we can give them a chance to perform and shine.

What’s also been interesting this time is the number of parents have been genuinely surprised that their normally quite shy child wants to get up on stage and have a go. I must say that I just LOVE that! I love that their child has new found confidence in their own ability, and that they understand that it’s ok if they don’t play everything perfectly – just do their best.

It’s great to be part of something that helps foster this quiet confidence…..

 

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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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