Monday, 7 October 2013

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Improve Your Singing Skills, Beat the Best and Win the Admiration of Your Contemporaries!

Hello friends! It's been a huge while! There's something great happening here! Here is your chance to get the best singing instructional manual ever written. Did I hear you say how? It's simple. Buy one and get one free! For more info on how to get your copy, contact me. Don't forget to tell your friends! Limited copies available and offer ends on the 31st of January. Hurry now before it gets too late. Cheers!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Lifetime Opportunity for Few Select Teachers

Today I'm going to offer you something a little different, a little unique in our field of music teaching.

In almost every other professional field and sporting endeavor, coaching is a part of life.

I certainly have had over my life, and stil have now, numerous coaches in my life.

In a sporting team, there is always a coach who helps the players perform at their best.

Still today I have a coach, who keeps me on track with my relationship with God.

My point is this... Why shouldn't a music teacher have a coach?

That is why I'm offering something very unique, that we have never tried before, and it will only be offered as a trial this one time. If it works well, then I may offer it again at some point in the future, but it is definitely not going to be available all the time.

My offer today is this:
Place an order for the: SING LIKE A SUPERSTAR book and voice training CD. This goes for N4, 000 originally. But because you are in this group, you will get a N1, 000 discount! When you do this, you shall get a free coaching session.

All you need do is log on to and click on "join this site," so as to be able to get all the tips to be shared directly into your inbox.

Offer expires saturday 23rd February
Coaching will take place at any mutually convenient time in the next three months

I get paid very good fees for speaking and training teachers, and the only other way to get this kind of training with me personally is to attend a seminar where I may be speaking, which will cost you much. Even then, it would not be personalized to your needs, and we couldn't discuss your questions in detail, as there would be other people in the room. This call will be you and I, one on one. We will make a time to catch up on the phone at a mutually convenient time. We can even do it in the evening, so you can relax and make the most of the session.

I'm very happy to use this coaching session to help you with whatever challenges you are facing as a music teacher.

It is your session, so I'll be asking you in advance to think about what you'd like to get out of it.

Here are a few things that could be discussed in such a session:

Dealing with difficult behaviour management situations: getting students to pay attention even in the most difficult classes!

Getting over the 'tech' challenges that we face in the classroom.

How to edit and structure your lesson plans, so that you are maximising the effectiveness of your lessons

How to make the most boring of topics fun!

Getting and keeping the attention of the younger students. Strategies and tricks you can use to hold them in the palm of your hand.

What to do with that really difficult class you have every week.

(for studio teachers) Ideas to get the students to practice their instruments more, and how to inspire students to desperately want to come to lessons.

(for studio teachers who run their own businesses) Ideas on increasing your income and maintaining quality relationships with parents.

(for studio teachers who run their own businesses) How to do effective advertising for new students, and maximise the return.

Given that this is going to take my time personally, I can only offer a strictly limited number of these coaching sessions, and I'm only going to offer it for the next seven days.

I believe I really can help you. Not because I'm anything brilliant as a teacher, but because I'm in touch with music teachers worldwide, and I've spent the last fifteen years learning and growing. I've been there and done it before in the hardest schools you can imagine... and I've seen lots of things that work!

I would love to help you personally become a better teacher through this coaching program. So hurry and place your order. Log on to and click on "contact us."

Friday, 8 February 2013

Three Big Benefits of Music

Have you ever asked a parent what they would like for their children?

When we ask questions like these, generally the answers are something like; I want them to be healthy…. to be happy… to be successful…to have fun!
As a parent myself, I believe that music education for my child is right up there in priority amongst literacy, numeracy, and health/fitness.
But why music I hear you ask? Isn’t it just another extracurricular activity to add into the day?
Throughout my own education and experience with teaching, I’ve seen that it’s much more than that and I know that many other music teachers, educators and other professionals share this view.
Here are three strong educational reasons why music should be a must in every child’s life:

1. Confidence and Self Esteem
It is well known that music increases cognitive and language abilities, which in turn increases a child’s confidence and self esteem. The very nature of music means that students will learn to play in front of others and with others in a group, so this too increases that confidence and self esteem: but the added bonus is that it’s fun! In a music environment, often even the quieter kids can’t wait to show off what they can do and what they have learned – it’s much harder to get that same result when children are practicing via speaking.

2. Co-ordination and Reflexes
When you learn to play a musical instrument, there are so many things going on at the same time. Not only are you thinking about what to play on a page of music, you’re thinking about how to get the sound, where your fingers are, how to breathe, you’re reading the music, you could be using your memory, you’re listening to what’s going on around you so you don’t play out of time and this all happens simultaneously!
It’s a bit like learning to drive a car- you’ve got so much to think of at the same time, but after a while it becomes natural, it becomes a part of life. When your playing music, your brain is constantly communicating with your fingers, with itself and it builds a strong wiring system or a strong foundation, ready to build upon with other activities- Through constantly practicing music the brain is also constantly communicating to the rest of our body- our fingers and breathing become more synchronized- all without us even realizing it.

3. Organizational Skills and Discipline
The very nature of music means that it is practiced regularly – whether it’s once a week or once a day – the system of doing it is done over and over again in a regular pattern. therefore it creates an organizational skill or a habit. Isn’t regular routine a great habit for every parent to want their children to get into?

Like learning to bake a cake, music has a sequential recipe. Children learn the system to any musical instrument, by playing it in a lesson or in practice. Regularity and having to do it consistently over a period of time will really help build children’s organizational skills and discipline.
Of course a pretty important spin-off is many students who do music also enjoy and do very well academically and it’s been shown that schools who have music programs also have better attendance rates.


A Sailor went to Sea

                                                   My kindergarten student plays chords!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


“The desert has its holiness of silence, the crowd its holiness of conversation” (Walter Elliot).

Whether in church or outside church, pursue holiness! (Dr. CHRIS, ODM)

“To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish”- (Benjamin Franklin).

God is a God OF MERCY, but, He is also a consuming fire! Don’t live in deliberate sin. (Dr. CHRIS, ODM)

“Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They’re willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There’s a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they’re willing to spend on it”. (Dr Joyce)

“Never give up. If you want to be something, be conceited about it, give yourself a chance. Never say you are not good, that will never get you anywhere. Set goals, That’s what life is made of” (Mike Mclaren).

“I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail, I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking” (Og Mandino).


"If you want to see your dreams come through, help others to achieve theirs." (Laura Etemah).

Monday, 14 January 2013


As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with all the other souls.

Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles. An Angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a tapestry that is our life.

But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged and empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each square was labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the challenges and temptations I was faced with in everyday life. I saw hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all. I glanced around me. Not many others had such squares. Other than a few holes here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich color and the bright hues of worldly fortune. I gazed upon my own life and was disheartened.

My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together, threadbare and empty, like binding air.

Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to the light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose, each in turn, holding up their tapestries. So filled their lives had been. My angel looked upon me, and nodded for me to rise. My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn't had all the earthly fortunes. I had love in my life, and laughter. But there had also been trials of illness, and death, and false accusations that took from me my world, as I knew it. I had to start over many times. I often struggled with the temptation to quit, only to somehow muster the strength to pick up and begin again. I spent many nights on my knees in prayer, asking for help and guidance in my life. I had often been held up to ridicule, which I endured painfully, each time offering it up to the Father in hopes that I would not melt within my skin beneath the judgmental gaze of those who unfairly judged me.

And now, I had to face the truth. My life was what it was, and I had to accept it for what it was.

I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the light. An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared at me with wide eyes.

Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded the many holes, creating an image, the face of Christ. Then our Lord stood before me, with warmth and love in His eyes. He said, "Every time you gave over your life to Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My struggles. Each point of light in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me shine through, until there was more of Me than there was of you."

May all our quilts be threadbare and worn, allowing Christ to shine through.