I've had a mammoth couple of weeks - moving house is no joke! As much as it was difficult climbing the staircase at the old house for your lesson, I'll bet you're glad you didn't have to do it 100+ times in 3 days! The good news is that I'm now well and truly settled in to the new house and the new teaching space and I'm looking forward to having you here again for in-person lessons once guidelines have shifted a little further
As I mentioned a couple of newsletters ago, my piano/musical hero Ben Folds is stuck in Sydney, and while he's there I've been supporting him through Patreon, and enjoying the perks of having closer access to one of my idols. Yesterday he held his first Songwriting Masterclass stream, where he gave feedback on user submitted songs. I was lucky enough to be randomly chosen, so I was able to have one of my newer song demos heard by the man himself - a dream come true! Not only that, he gave some really useful feedback, and inflated my ego to the size of Jupiter by calling me "a damn fine craftsman" among other nice things. I'm still floating a bit!
If you'd like to hear my song and his feedback, you can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Eko5EpUpeVQ?t=928
Things I've been watching/listening to this week: