Big Changes – Online Teaching, Remote Session Work and Virtual Gigs
It’s been a crazy year! Just before the pandemic struck I was midway through a tour with afro-funk-rock band Agbeko, which we never got to complete. And since that point I’ve had to completely restructure my working life after having an entire year’s worth of live gigs cancelled…!
First up, I decided to switch all of my teaching to online via Zoom. It’s been an amazing transition and I am now confidently able to offer high quality piano, theory and improvisation lessons for beginners or more advanced students. One of the best things about online teaching is that I have been able to connect with students all over the world in places including France, USA, Birmingham, London and Bristol!
The next thing I decided to focus on developing was my home recording set up for remote session work. I’ve updated my interface, software & microphones to ensure the I can offer the best quality recordings possible. Piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond Organ & Synths – if it’s got keys on it, I can record it!
The last thing has been finding virtual alternatives to performing live gigs in venues. Since March, I have been involved in a number of different lockdown music videos and have also put on quite a few online gigs – some pre-recorded, others with a live audience. It’s been a great way to keep momentum up with the various bands and projects I perform in! Here are a few highlights:
However, more recently I’ve been able to get back into rehearsal rooms and recording studios with people and that has been a great feeling. Fingers crossed it can stay that way!
If you’re looking for a UK session musician to record some piano or keyboards for your latest project, get in touch here. It would be great to hear from you!