Blog: Being Brave

Posted by Jonathan Vipond on January 21st, 2013

Being Brave
Mistakes are good. There is no better way to learn than to do something, realise that it's not the best thing to do and then never do it again. Why then are so many musicians afraid of making simple mistakes? This is most common in beginner...

Blog: Does good gear really make a difference?

Posted by Jonathan Vipond on January 10th, 2013

Does good gear really make a difference?
As a subscriber to Guitarist Magazine I am (quite willingly) subject to a flood of reviews every month debuting and demonstrating the latest gear for the discerning guitarist. It's helpful to keep abreast of such news to help students out when...

Blog: Studying the Roots of Music

Posted by Jonathan Vipond on December 13th, 2012

Studying the Roots of Music
An interesting debate started on the Music Nation Facebook page recently concerning the impact of blues music, fired up by a Keith Richards quote "If you don't know the blues... there is no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll...

News: Blues Legend Takes Our Student Back to School

Posted by Jonathan Vipond on December 5th, 2012

The masterclass with Matt Schofield was a true success. It was firstly refreshing to meet Matt and find that he was indeed a normal person like the rest of us but to also see that through hard work, dedication and having passion for what he did...

News: Are you able to inspire students to help them become the musician they want to be?

Posted by Jonathan Vipond on December 5th, 2012

Are you able to inspire students to help them become the musician they want to be?
Music Nation are looking to recruit a vocal teacher to join the team. After having success with guitar, bass and drums we are looking to add vocal tuition to the services we can offer students. Vocals and singing are an important element of music...