“A bar in Reading hosts a number of music nights, this particular night I was asked to fill in last minute for someone. I contacted the organizer and asked about pay, and he comes out with ‘since we make no … (read more).
Sadly, as I was growing up and learning the violin for many years, my violin teachers did not offer their lessons for free. Funnily enough, other necessary services which came as a direct result of studying the violin were not … (read more).
In what I’d call the “journeyman years” I played for free (or for some food or £30 or whatever) too many times to list. Weekly sessions where the share of the tips amounted to under a fiver. A charity event … (read more).