As I stated on previous Studio updates, this has been a working studio for a while now it has just taken me this long to finish this Studio blog update. I can honestly say it is the best place to work from. From one-to-one students to online Skyping, being in here is a pleasure. Hope you enjoyed the journey as I did.
This Studio update is long overdue, I have been successfully working out of my studio for a long time now. It has become a home from home with comfy furnishings and all the things me and my students require to have great lessons together. I just need to finish this building blog!!!
Hi and welcome to the next episode of Cowboy builders “how to convert a shed into a studio”. Let’s get straight into it with the completion of the entrance way. The wall is completed with the instalment of the final window next to the door.
There’s a couple of jobs I’m just not quite man enough to tackle on my own and the roof was one. So my lovely student recommended her farther’s company to install an all-rubber flat roof system. It will never leak because I didn’t do it!
In the next blog I will be starting the juicy stuff inside like the insulation, electrics and plasterboard. Enjoy!
A quick update on where we are with the studio. Really enjoying learning new building techniques and taking my time to do things correctly. As you may know I’m a guitarist so this kind of work is out of my depth but I will not be deterred.
Now the main window is installed, attention turns to the entrance.
That concludes this weeks instalment of Cowboy builders. Looking forward to the next step.
So, it has been a while since I have posted any updates or blogs. Teaching and performing recently has been crazily busy and has taken up most of my time and concentration.
This year (2018) is the year of the new home studio. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a place to work on loud things without disturbing the family. As I am doing most of the building work myself it’s going to take a while to accomplish. Slowly but surely it will come together and I will finally be able to rock out at 2am.
Here is where I am up to yet. As the drive way butts up against the front wall of the building I have had to waterproof the brickwork under the ground.
After dealing with the driveway issue I started to make way with the new windows.
Finally, I have also bricked the front window you can see in the previous picture. I have to say, I really enjoy doing brickwork. Even tho it is my first attempt, I don’t think it’s too bad (I’m sure the builders out there will have something to say about it).
Work is on-going and I plan on updating the blog whenever a milestone has been reached. Which, as I’m alone in work, will probably be another decade but you know how the saying goes… Slowly, slowly catch a monkey!
2016 has proved to be a busy old year for students working through their guitar exams. I thought it would be a wonderful thing to share their achievements with the world for all to see.
Students achieving their RSL Entry Level Award in Popular Music Performance (Entry 3) (QCF):
Toby Minton – Merit
Jake Edwards – Merit
Jacob Rimmer – Merit
Students achieving their RSL Level 1 Award in Popular Music Performance (Grade 1) (QCF):
Kynan Weaver – Merit
Charlie Mawle – Merit
Students achieving their RSL Level 1 Award in Popular Music Performance (Grade 2) (QCF):
Ricky Hodgkiss – Pass
Bradley Minton – Merit
Georgia Cantrill – Merit
Rafferty Winnall – Merit
Students achieving their RSL Level 1 Award in Popular Music Performance (Grade 3) (QCF):
Cameron Snape – Pass
Benjamin Kadoch – Merit
A huge congratulations to all of my students that had taken the plunge into an exam this year. Lets hope the hard work and great results caries into the next year and the next grades. Keep rocking people!!!
Merry christmas and a happy new year to all.