Music & Lenses and Maya Dodkins

Music & Lenses

Maya Dodkins

"When singing and playing guitar I’m completely relaxed and in my own world"

When singing and playing guitar I’m completely relaxed and in my own world

I never use a pick when I’m playing as I really enjoy the freedom of hitting the guitar for rhythm. That’s probably my favourite part about playing guitar. It can change any song around by making it really upbeat and it allows the song to have more elements. It’s also quite an unusual guitar playing style which grabs people’s attention, especially when I’m busking.

The main motivation for me to play music is the fact that when singing and playing guitar I’m completely relaxed and in my own world. It’s almost like an escape. I have only recently started to take music more seriously in terms of getting paid gigs but having music as a hobby I enjoy still remains the main motivation.