Category: "Coaching"


Make Practice Perfect

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Can you think of any activity in your life that you were perfect at the very first time you did it? Here are a few things that that applies to for me: Contactless credit card payments Using velcro Wearing shoes…

The 3 Keys to Benefitting from Composing & Improvising, Part 2: The What

Written by Simply Music Teacher & Program Creator - Mark Meritt on

  Creating your own original music is one of the most beneficial aspects of studying an instrument and being a musician. In Part 1, I talked about two of the three keys to reaping those benefits. First was understanding why…

Recording Yourself, Part Three – How To Record Yourself

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Credit: http://www.intuneaudio.ca/ In the last two articles, we talked about the benefits of recording yourself and what to listen for when reviewing your recorded efforts. In this installment, we’ll discuss some practicalities of making recordings. Even if you’re simply making…

Pride of Place – Songs We Share for National Celebrations

Written by Simply Music Teacher & Program Creator - Elizabeth Gaikwad on

Credit: college.usatoday.com We hope all our Teachers and Students in the United States are enjoying 4th of July celebrations. But why not spread the national pride further afield? We enlisted the help of the wonderful Elizabeth Gaikwad to create some simple…

Recording Yourself, Part Two – What to Listen For

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Credit: http://sepeusz.blogspot.com.au/   In the first instalment of this series, we talked about the value and benefits of recording yourself.  It’s amazing what you’ll notice about your playing when you listen back to it without the distraction of having to…