Don’t be scared this Halloween!

Blow away those Autumn cobwebs with Ghostnote Academy!

We may not be a crime fighting, ghost-busting outfit but we are a frighteningly good and passionate Drum School!

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Don’t worry if you’re new to drums, we have plenty of experience in getting you playing right from the start. It doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience, it should be something that you can relax and enjoy; we can help you with that!

So if you have the desire to play, the ambition to take on something new and you’re not afraid of a bit of hard work, then give us a call! (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

We are comitted to helping you achieve your goals and we are fully behind your passion to learn to play the drums as much as you are.

If you want more information please contact us on Facebook or Twitter

If you prefer, you can use the contact form below or call 07949 327058.

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©ghostnoteacademy2017

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New Year’s Resolution!?

dscn0410What does 2017 have in store for you?

Planning something exciting? Some new way to preoccupy your time or learning a new skill?

To achieve a successful change in lifestyle or a new past time it takes a number of steps to make it work, Here are 6 to help you on your way..

The first point to think about is to pick just one thing. There is no need to try and shoot at multiple targets and miss, select one and make sure you do it well and satisfy your own progress.

Secondly, make a good plan of what is necessary and what might be needed. It could be that your new venture might cost more than you think!!! A third consideration would be to anticipate problems and so developing patience would be key here. Most new skills take time to learn and perfect so establishing a reasonable learning curve would help in achieving goals and show positive results.

A fourth point, one which is commonly overlooked, is to pick a start date, or even a length of time to complete certain activities or goals. Don’t pick random dates and fail to prepare adequately; time and again some negative experiences make a resolution short! Linking this to point number five; expect to fail! Not everything will go your way, some things take a lot more control and discipline, therefore, embrace the failures and provide this as a catalyst to succeed even further next time!

The last point, or the sixth on the list, is to just go for it! At whatever stage, at whatever cost, ability, access or age, most new choices can be daunting but there is always a way. It does not always have to cost the earth or for you to be Gods gift from the beginning. Take a chance on yourself and dedicate some time to do something you want to do and make 2017 the year that you want it to be!

At GhostNote Academy we can provide all of the elements to achieve all those outlined above. We can work with you to keep track on your targets, to develop a key skill or even just to get you started. We have all the equipment you need, playing and learning out of Melrose Yard Studios on a full studio drum kit, there is no outlying cost of purchasing all manner of gear. There are also exclusive opportunities to receive or claim promotional offers on lessons to assist on saving money further, just don’t forget your hearing protection!!

Of course, there will be times when you feel that your not making progress; indeed, many drummers (myself included) would consider themselves to be continually learning new skills, its just an evolution of your sound! Despair not, we have the experience and the patience needed to underline those achievements and take the time to work on those stubborn tricks that make you scorn your sticks! So make a note in your diary/calendar, pick a suitable date in the new year and make it count!

We are excited to start an amazing new year and hope you will join us too!

Happy New Year!! 🙂

 

©GhostNoteAcademy2016

 

 

Musicians’ Union

musicians-union-brandAs a full member of the Musicians’ Union I take pride in not only using the union to get the latest in teaching practices and methods but I also have all the resources available in providing the best and well researched music education.

By having the support of the union I have an ever growing source of new material from other members to guest speakers and posts, taking the Musicians’ Union on this teaching journey delivers the most up to date information.

As well as the obvious benefits, the union also provides liability insurance, disclosure and barring service checks and additional learning in child protection in music education.

Taking the welfare and safety of my students is of paramount importance, providing music learning while offering piece of mind for both student and learners families is at the heart of what GHOSTNOTE ACADEMY aims to achieve.

Music is fun and learning to play an instrument should be happy, enjoyable and safe.

So why not take advantage of exciting, new lessons? From one drummer to another..

 

©ghostnoteacademy2016

Pointing in the right direction..

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Drums were the very first instrument used apart from the human voice. In fact drums have been part of our DNA all along.

Whether you’re new or just starting out, beneath everyone, there is the capacity for rhythm and coordination, most us can recognise a beat or keep time in various forms.

The drums are an instrument that anyone can enjoy but to be able to have an understanding and a command of different techniques it takes time and patience.

Starting out is never easy, the early days can be frustrating and confidence can be low. Every drummer out there has experienced this, from the greats like John Bonham and Neil Peart to Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, but with time and dedication its possible to overcome such obstacles and reach your potential.

At GHOSTNOTE ACADEMY, we cater for those individuals who are new to drums or have picked some skills but need pointing in the right direction. We offer lessons that can combine theory, technique and practical disciplines all on full or part drum kits. Using a high standard of equipment in bespoke sound proof rooms at Melrose Yard Studios, there is plenty of space to make progress and lots of noise!

We are based in the heart of York City center, a stones throw from Clifford’s Tower and the Shambles, where equipment and facilities are all provided.

So, if you’re looking for drum lessons and  want to start something exciting in a brand new drum school then don’t hesitate to get in contact!

Melrose Yard Studios

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