Hey Mr. Rhodes! I wanted to write a little note to you, as you pretty much saved my life! I was wondering if there was an email address I could send it to or would it be better to actually post a letter?
Thank you for everything and being such an awesome person!
lovely girl. thank you. contact details here will get to me if you mark it for my attention :) http://ghmp.co.uk/contact-us
Having been to your concert in Bristol which was absolutely incredible and getting my copy of Instrumental signed, I'm mortified that in the moment I was unable to articulate just how much the book means to me and how much it struck a chord, how damn amazing it is.. I'd love to be able to write you a letter explaining everything, so does it still need to be sent to Glynnis Henderson Productions
16-17 little portand street etc? (I saw that in a comment from last year further down the page and just wanted to check the address hadn't changed since then)
Thank you so much for a mindblowing evening,
you are so welcome :)
That address is perfect and it will get to me. Glad you enjoyed the concert x
How do you deal with carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, or any of those syndromes associated with arm tunnels? Currently have cubital tunnel syndrome and it's the worst! The worst part is trying to play mandolin for more than a minute (playing piano seems to be a bit more ok so far). Any tips/tricks/stories/advice?
careful practise! Prevention much better than cure. Also regular massages and acupuncture all help... G'luck with it.
I am am huge fan of yours since I came across your youtube channel two years ago and find your whole life story truly inspiring , would really love to attend one of your concerts one day and meet you . I am an aspiring pianist/composer ,and I would be fascinated to know if you compose any music yourself or if you have done in the past ?
A humble fan ,
ah thanks man. Not yet. but one day I may well start composing. Daunting...
Would you please remind me of the names of the 3 Chopin pieces you played in your December dates at the Soho Theatre? It was the best birthday treat I can remember. You inspired my 13-year old, Danny, that night.
Mike and Danny.
Fantasie in F minor op49
Scherzo no 3
Ballade no 4 xx
This is not really a question, but rather a thank you. Thank you for being such a wonderful person who helps me heal everyday, even though we've never actually met in person. Your writings and interviews always give me hope, and you are a great inspiration in my life. When it gets so hard that I feel like giving up, it always gives me strength to think of you, what you've been through, and where you are now. You are a true inspiration. And your music brings me peace and joy! So, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you so much. I truly hope I get to see you play live one day.
With much love,
thank you for such a lovely message. You're very welcome. And thank YOU for being so kind. Hope to meet you at a gig one day xx
Hi James. I really have to thank you for inspiring me to take up music seriously. I didn't play seriously for years until I saw your Notes from the Inside documentary and it instantly brought back the obsession for the piano which I had in my early teens. I have been to plenty of classical concerts and I seriously want the throw something off the scouring pianists to get them to speak, I think its arrogant and incredibly impersonal. Your approach welcomes a much wider audience, keep doing what your doing. I started young and played in bands for years and a couple of years ago I got a teacher and I'm performing professionally regularly now. I have a couple of questions for you. How did you get rid of or ignore the doubters? You know the people, the ones that say, you can't make it, it's too difficult, bla bla bla. How did you take your playing from the level it was when you returned back to the piano to a concert pianist level? Thanks a bunch James.
You just gotta let them whine and moan and doubt. There'll always be people like that. But what are you going to believe - the music and the power of that or some asshole living in his mum's basement who's pissed at everything?
Re playing - took (and is taking) a long time. Lots of practise. Lots of work. But the best job in the world.
Hi James! I'm entering a piano competition and I'm trying to learn chopin ballade no. 1 opus 23 in g minor, off by heart but I've never learned such a long piece. I'm cutting it down to four minutes. Do you have any advice for learning pieces? :) thanks
Go slow. Page at a time. And when you're practising with the music start by not turning over the page and see how far you get. Gradually, if you're practising right, you'll get further and further. Takes time... Best of luck with it.
FIRSTLY i hope you are having a VERY COOL HONEYMOON, you deserve it.
i asked you a question some many months ago, that is, more of an exultance or a confession or something, you know, rachmaninov, &c,. I have another question. i realise you're the wrong person to ask. sorry, sorry, sorry,, .... sorry,..,,... while classical (and now, JAZZ!!!! WEST COAST JAZZ!!! JAZZ PIANO!!!! I LOVE IT) HAS helped me so much i;m back on. back on benzos this time. I'm doing the thing where I'm being incoherent again. i'm sorry. ok. i'm going to speak s i m p l y.
-do you have any advice as to how to not be addicted to benzos or in fact any drug? i don't really have anyone i can talk to and this overseas telecommunication is all my sinews can muster right now
-i'm really sorry to bother you like this
-that's it. drug advice.
-reply or no reply, thank you for existing in any case. you've helped me a lot. in my head.
-im getting anxious and I'm gonna hit send before i can change my mind
Hi! Narcotics Anonymous is excellent. Try it. Please.
And hang in there :) xx
Hi James, just letting you know that your music and everything has helped me through battling and learning to come to terms with clinical depression, OCD and severe paranoia and anxiety. Your music takes me away from my everyday stresses, and transports me into a realm of peace, which is very rare for me these days. I'm going to re-take the piano again, and I've just booked to see you in February in the Royal Albert Hall, which is exhilarating. Just a little fan. Thank you so much. Seriously, thank you.
Ah I'm so pleased. You're welcome. Very happy you're doing so well! x