Hamish Blake Challenge

Well, the unexpectedly fun and random gigs keep rolling….

This week – or the past month really –  I have been busy teaching Hamish Blake “Stairway to Heaven” as part of a particularly hair-brained scheme he came up with to perform the Led Zeppelin classic on stage at the Corner Hotel with NZ rockers, Bonjah.

I have to say… this one put me out of my comfort zone a little. I had to pretty much ignore everything I knew about teaching and completely forget the ‘correct’ process to just focus on the end result. It worked out pretty well in the end – he won the challenge, got to keep the drums, and my honour is in tact! Certainly the fastest turn around I have ever had for a new student to learn a track as complex as “Stairway to Heaven”. Win.