I’m back from Europe, which was a combination conference trip and whirlwind get-to-know-you city visit to Oslo, Prague, Vienna and Zagreb. There were a number of highlights from the trip: Oslo is quietly beautiful, Prague is full of old wonders, Vienna is – well – amazing, and Zagreb in Croatia is a lovely old town, easy to navigate in a couple of days. It was so much fun to get to know these cities, and guess what? All of them had trams. Trams are the bomb.
Of all the places we visited, I think Vienna spoke the most to me, with my background in classical music. I’ve hardly scratched the surface of that city, and can’t wait to get back. I could EASILY live there for a few months on a study trip, and see all the sights, and hear all the music. But Oslo. I could live in Oslo. What a beautiful city, great humans, and a real sense of hygge. Even though it’s cold. There. I said it. I love the cold.
Onto the studio. Well, it’s all finished bar the plantation shutters, some picture hanging and desk organising. The air-conditioning is in, and we’re all set! Here’s a taster:
In other news: I’m opening the studio to students aged 13+!!
I’ve opened my studio to include students aged 13 and over, because I want to ensure that keen wanna-be musical theatre performers have the right vocal education from an early age. It’s no good me being a finishing-off teacher if the vocal technique of the student needs fixing after they get to me! We have several places opening up since I added Monday lessons to the mix, so please let any young potential musical theatre performers know that I am available for lessons, particularly from 2018, when the studio will open from mid-January.
Best wishes to all for a very productive end-of-year, and I look forward to seeing you all in 2018, in my brand new studio.