End of Term 2

Hi folks,

Term 2 has reached its end and the studio is now on hiatus until July 8. It has been a great term for many of you, with plenty of goals kicked. In the news, Adil is releasing a new single; Clancy got 2 firsts in the Ipswich Eisteddfod; and Kiara is really travelling in her singing career!

In other great news, a bequest has been made to me, allowing me to enable some students to continue learning when under normal circumstances they would have to cease lessons due to lack of funds. I’m calling this the MRM Fund. It’s a very exciting initiative and I am happy to say 2 students are already the beneficiaries of this bequest.

A reminder that invoices, which are in blocks of 5 or 10, do NOT correspond to the term dates, and new invoices will be sent out in late July for most students.

A reminder, too, that end-of-year AMEB exam submissions close on July 22, so if you are planning an exam for the November session, please let me know and I’ll book you in.

The Enoggera Eisteddfod is a really lovely, low-key eisteddfod held in the middle of the year and a number of Plainsong students have entered. It’s a great way of maintaining performance fitness without the overwhelming competitiveness that can accompany such eisteddfods. I look forward to working with students as they prepare for this challenge.

Term 3 begins on July 8. This corresponds to Queensland public school dates and not private school ones, so do check that you are able to attend your lesson in this week and that you are not gallivanting about somewhere in Europe, which is what I normally do in July! Have a great holiday and I look forward to seeing you all in two weeks.


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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