Visit to guitar making school at Newark College

The students guitars lined up and ready to be plucked!

Last week I visited the guitar making school at Newark College.  It was graduation day and my role was to play as many of their finished instruments as possible, give them feedback from a performers point of view and then select what I considered the best instruments to perform on in the evening. Continue reading

Summer Madness!

Vida GQ relaxing on a beach in Brittany, France.

I am writing this blog following one of the most diverse and interesting summers I have experienced for some years. I have performed as a soloist and with my quartet 'Vida', coached ensembles, adjudicated at music festivals and given masterclasses. I also participated in a pantomime, but the less said about that the better. Thanks Sandra! Continue reading