End of term changes

Hi Folks,

Yes, there’s a little change for the end of term 1, or the beginning of term 2. I am teaching the second week of the Queensland school holidays. As many of my students are adults I though it best to teach that week, as I am taking a short break with my husband in mid April.

I’m thrilled to see such interest in the Musical Theatre AMEB syllabus: what a GREAT addition to the AMEB lineup, and finally we can abandon the frustrating and awkward Singing for Leisure syllabus, which had not enough song repertoire to meet the vocal needs of students. The Musical Theatre syllabus is a very interesting and broad-ranging one, with lots of fabulous repertoire, new and old, obscure and well known, to whet the whistle of our young performers.

As for me, I’ve been singing a lot more lately, and it’s fun to get back up on stage and do my “thang”, which is a mix of crossover pop, folk and rock. The more I perform, the easier performing becomes. It’s an odd thing, but it’s backed up by the research! Get thee to a stage and sing out loud like everyone’s listening! Then do it again, and again, and again.

While there are still 2 weeks left of Term 1, Easter is fast approaching, so I’ll take this opportunity to wish you all a very safe and restful Easter, and I’ll see you in early April!

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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