It’s been a slightly difficult summer for me, with some ups and downs, but one thing that has really sustained me is my students. It gives me so much motivation in my playing to know that there are people depending on me for tuition, and I really enjoy working with them. I think the main thing I aim to offer is patience with beginners, because we’ve all been there. Even the greatest musicians are beginners at some stage, unbelievable as this may seem sometimes. So if you are studying with me at any point this year, give yourself a round of applause. I care because you do!