7 Things I Learned as a Music Examiner in Dublin, Ireland [Royal Irish Academy of Music].

Playing a musical instrument is always very hard work, especially if you train for any music exam system. It rarely gets easier doing a music exam; the examiner must always be firm, professional but ultimately compassionate towards the student sitting down to play in the exam room. Nerves and performance anxiety is a complex area […]

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On Plagiarism.

For nearly twenty years, I have thought long and hard before deciding to publish my unpublished academic writing on my own website. More recently, I’ve finally decided to do this for two reasons – 1) to make academic writing accessible to Indian music students who do not have access to musicological writings in the Anglo-American […]

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A Tribute to Mr. Frank Freese, Principal of Bishop’s from 1999 – 2017.

This is a tribute piece dedicated to one of Pune’s best loved personalities – the generous, down-to-earth, witty and incredibly dynamic Frank Freese, who until this year served as Principal of Bishop’s, an institution with a long history. As our casual selfie (above) shows, Mr. Freese remains one of my favourite people to visit when […]

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