- Gemma Stacey
How I became a music teacher and inspirational mentor.
Being a singer/songwriter enriches my soul beyond words and this is why I want to share my gift with you. In 2015 I made a dream come true. I completed building my very own audio recording studio inside a 20ft high cube shipping container. It took me 11 months whilst running my gardening and lawn mowing business. And yes, I did it myself with only a little help when required for heavy lifting. I'm also a blacksmith and metal worker and have many other practical skills. I taught myself to build looking at You Tube videos. I always blow myself away every time I step inside my studio. At the time I had no idea that I would become a teacher or how truly rewarding it would be to my life purpose.
What instruments do you play?
I'm a multi instrumentalist with the ability to play guitars, drums, piano, ukulele and sing my heart out. I also have a bass guitar and can hold a strong bass line when I'm recording my own songs. I've learned to become pretty decent recording and mixing engineer even though this technical side of producing can be extremely tricky and frustrating at times.
How long have you been a teacher?
For the past 6 years I've been teaching music to all types of people nationwide. Mainly kids but many adults too. It's not often that I acknowledge how inspirational that actually is for me and them. I have one young student who is already writing his own songs and he's about to start busking. There is no set formula for anyone. My students reflect the inspiration I give out and I'm able to watch them develop week to week in their own individual style. Every single day I become the best version of myself. I now have the ability and knowledge to empower others through music. It's awesome, I love it so much. This is my wish for all of my amazing students, for them to see how awesome they are and that they can actually do this.