About

Hi! My name is April, welcome to my world!

I do not enjoy long walks along the beach because let’s face it – why would I want to walk long distances when I could be doing better things like singing and dancing in my house to groovy tunes? I discovered early on in my life that I enjoy music, beginning with classical ballet training (which ended with my lanky, pre-pubescent self quitting before I injured someone with my unusually long limbs), and transformed into formal classical piano training at the ripe-old-age of thirteen. 

musical score
photo by yours truly


I made my way through six years of training before I realised my strength definitely wasn’t in the play-music-in-front-of-gazillions-of-people-and-absolutely-kill-it area. Instead, I find myself with a double degree in History and Musicology under my belt. This year I’ve started my honours degree in Musicology, where I spend most of my time writing and researching music rather than ruining perfectly good compositions with my amateur performance skills. 

Elder Con
The Elder Conservatorium where I study, photo by yours truly

While completing my interesting but ludicrously long degrees Idecided to throw my two passions together (music and writing), having a go at reviewing some tunes. My aim is to appeal to people who know more than a few things about music, as well as those who just enjoy listening and want some advice on what artist to check out next.
In February of 2017 I began writing a fortnightly segment for the U.K. site String Buzz where I feature three indie artists that have caught my attention. If you would like to be in the running to be featured, shoot me an email at aprilsmusicreviews@gmail.com and I’ll have a listen to your music. If you’d like to check out my articles for String Buzz click here to find out more.As an extension of writing and publishing reviews and interviews, I also provide consultation services. If you’re an artist or representing one, as of 2017 I am offering my growing expertise in the songwriting, preforming and arranging stages of musical production. If you would like my opinion on a track (or several) before it is finalised, shoot me an email or fill out the form on my Enquiries Page, and I’ll send you my thoughts in a private format.

So, without further ado, I invite you to take peek at some of the (hopefully) balanced and honest opinions. Enjoy!


Nominated for String Buzz World Music Journalist of the Year 2016

Writing takes time and a lot of brain power; if you’re so inclined you can donate some funds to my tireless attempts at the art here.

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