Covid changed my course

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I’m supposed to be travelling the globe delivering music workshops Or am I?

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Isn’t it funny how things change course in the blink of an eye? 


It’s easy to focus on what we think is best for us. And what we want. And get upset, or feel rejected when things don’t go our way. Barriers appear to slow down our path to success sometimes.  

But what if the success we are seeking is not the path for us? Or there’s a different path were meant to take?

December last year, I had a grand plan all worked out. At the end of my contract as a Music teacher in Hong Kong. I would travel South East Asia as a music education consultant. I would deliver workshops for Chinese Drumming, Gamelan & Rindik, Samba & a mix of African influenced grooves. 

Then COVID- 19 struck.

My wife & I made the difficult decision to fly back to the UK with our girls at the start of February. And I continued to teach online from the UK (On Hong Kong hours!) Only to be faced with being unable to return to Hong Kong.  

With a travel ban put in place for the UK, no insurance cover, and flights cancelled. My future plans were in complete jeopardy. We had to coordinate getting limited belongings back to the UK, via good friends. And sadly let go of our other possessions. The good thing was, we knew everything was going to help others in need, in Hong Kong.

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So what next? With the pandemic in full force across the globe, my plans out the window. What course should my new path take? 


Well, you’re reading from it- or at least in some way linked to my pathway that arose.  

I started Scott Welcomme Music Services to continue to offer first quality teaching & learning online. To boost confidence through the power of music for anyone at any level. Wherever you are in the world.  

Despite the saga & pandemonium of the last 10 months. I’ve been blessed with having my family around me. And stayed safe and well throughout.

I may not be travelling the world right now. But I am thankful for what else has come my way instead. And if I ever go looking for my own heart's desire again. I won’t look any further than my own backyard…...

How has COVID-19 changed your direction? 

Have your new coordinates plotted a different path that’s brought a new perspective your way?


I'd love to hear your story.

Leave a comment below and let me know. Share as much detail as possible in your reply- Remember, your takeout moment may help someone else spring into action. And change their life for the better.

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Stay determined and strive to inspire others with your own musical gifts.   

Write, sing and play your way to new confidence.

Keep Strong- Know Your Worth- You've Got This! 

Best wishes


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