Jules Jackson of The Big Moon is offering online guitar lessons amid lockdowns caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
News of this comes on the heels of the band having to announce cancellations of their shows in Amsterdam and Antwerp, as well as a slot at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Jackson announced the initiative via Instagram: “BIG MOON SCHOOL OF ROCK I can play guitar, let me teach you. I can teach u any songs u like, but I know [Big Moon] songs better than anyone else on [Earth]. Beginners [are] extremely welcome”, she wrote.
The guitarist also added that “all money goes [directly] to keeping [the] band and crew alive for the foreseeable future”.
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BIG MOON SCHOOL OF ROCK ? i can play guitar, let me teach you. I can teach u any songs u like, but I know big moon songs better than anyone else on earth. Beginners extremely welcome. £20 for a half hour sesh on zoom/skype, all money goes direct to keeping band and crew alive for the forseeable future. Apply for lessons via direct message on insta or twitter and i’ll send the details xx PS – first lesson: this is not how you hold it
Jackson has since also taken to Twitter to update her fans about the ongoing lessons – and to apologise about missing some requests as the response has been “huge”. Read the full tweet here:
Guitar lessons going GREAT ! Turns out there are a lot of talented big moon fans out there. Tbh it just feels so nice to hang out with people I dont live with right now. The response has been huge so apologies to anyone i havent got back to yet x pic.twitter.com/Ki5IENU3Xy
— The Big Moon (@thebigmoon) March 22, 2020
Most recently, The Big Moon were set to perform alongside Mumford and Sons on 23 March at the Royal Albert Hall during a week of fundraising activities for the Teenage Cancer Trust. With the closure of the Royal Albert Hall due to the coronavirus outbreak, the show has been postponed.
“We know this will be a huge disappointment to everyone involved in this year’s shows; the artists who were due to perform, their teams, everyone involved in planning the events and – most of all – everyone who had bought a ticket”, Teenage Cancer Trust said in a statement about the event.
“However, the health and wellbeing of anyone due to perform, work, volunteer or attend the shows is our overriding priority.”
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