Tommy Emmanuel Masterclass @ Ritz Music | 26 October 2014

Delighted to announce that Tommy Emmanuel C.G.P. – one of the most respected acoustic guitar players on the planet and my personal all-time favourite – has been kind enough to fit one more concert into his very busy schedule this year!

On Sunday, October 26th, 12-3pm – Ritz Music in Richmond will be playing host to a Emmanuel Master Class!

Ever since I saw Tommy for the first time I had this dream of attending as many concerts as possible and at least one of his Master Classes. Today I’m filled with excitement, since I’m also organizing the Master Class! Life is wonderful – it couldn’t get any better than this!

Tommy Emmanuel Masterclass, Ritz Music, poster design Cristina Schek

Set in the uniquely intimate performance room at Ritz Music, this 3 hour event will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Tommy Emmanuel’s amazing talent and extraordinary virtuosity as he demonstrates and discusses his guitar techniques. A question & answer session is included, as well as a glass of wine, afterwards.

Tickets are on sale NOW, available exclusively at:
Ritz Music & Tuition Centre:
88 Sheen Road, Richmond TW9 1UF
tel: 020 8332-1488

Places are extremely limited, so tickets are bound to sell fast. If you’d like to be there phone either branch of Ritz Music (Putney 020 8788-5000, Richmond 020 8332-1488) or email to secure a place.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!



Deborah Azzopardi and Noris Schek

Everyone loves a good story.  I don’t have to hang a storyteller sign around my neck for you to believe I am one. I am no wordsmith, though. I prefer telling my stories by word of mouth, the same way I prefer listening to live music; – but, ever so often I find myself having to write a story down, so as to reach as many story-lovers as possible. Why? Because this one is a magical story.

Here we go!

In May 2012, Cristina and me started recording some videos in our new home, which we were to leave soon and move to London. The series was to be called The Acoustring Sessions.

We got to work. Two of the songs were my interpretations on  Lewis & Clark by Tommy Emmanuel and Scott Joplin’s ragtime – The Entertainer. But it’s the third song that really tells the TALL story.

Sometimes the best things that happen are the things that you didn’t plan. Let me explain. I didn’t plan to write a song, it just came to me. I didn’t plan to get inspired by looking at the beautiful painting we had in our living-room, called Sshh…. It just happened. It was meant to happen! The painting inspired me to go to that beautiful creative place that I always long to revisit and write a song – The Quiet Song.

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