Plainsong News

Hi all!

Well, it’s only five days until Plainsong permanently moves premises. We are looking forward to setting up the new studio and painting and floor sanding have been underway. To give you an idea of our new premises in their unfinished state, take a look at the photos below:

The flooring has been revealed to be a beautiful rare pale Ash hardwood which is a great contrast to the dark wood you see in the photos. At present we have no waiting room, although there is a covered, well-lit porch where we will provide some seating. Hopefully, some time in the next year, we will have air-conditioning for the studio, to make it more comfortable for students.

In other wonderful news, Riley, Chenaya and Hannah have all reported great results in the Brisbane Eisteddfod! Chenaya was awarded three wins, and a Second, Third, and Highly Commended; Riley was awarded two Highly Commended and an Encouragement Award, and Hannah received a Third place, a Highly Commended, and won the prestigious Music Theatre Award, which has a prize of $1000! Well done to all our competitors. Hopefully Plainsong Studio competitors Daisy and Will also fared well in the comp.

These Eisteddfods are a great way for young performers to develop their skills and performing abilities under pressure, and I encourage all my students to take part in them. Riley and Chenaya consistently perform well in these comps, not only because of their considerable vocal strengths, but also because they so consistently compete. Their skills improve with practice!

All students at Plainsong are given the opportunity to perform, at Eisteddfods, at AMEB exams, and at our end-of-year Showcase Concert, which is planned for late November this year. Stay tuned for more details about where and when!

About Jessica

Dr Jessica O'Bryan PhD is an educator, researcher, singer and author. Her next book on Musical Theatre Education and Training will be published in 2020 through Routledge. Her last book was Teaching Singing in the 21st Century (2014, Springer). She lives in Brisbane in a semi-renovated 20s Queenslander home with her husband, Dougal the Groodle, and all the single ladies (Poppy the Groodle, Lucy the Cat, and the chooks).
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