What, September already?

Hi Folks,

Wow, time flies when you’re renovating a house! We are still a few weeks away from finishing the renovations, and you may or may not have seen paint on my hands as I’m the designated painter for this renovation. Given that I was quoted $8000 for 3 rooms, I said nah-uh. Nope. And I’ve been doing the rooms myself. Mind you, at the end of the painting I’m usually grumpy as a bear, so bear with me (!) while I learn to get over the dust and grime of the work, not to mention the nerve pain from holding a paintbrush for days. We are probably only 2 weeks away from finishing the rooms now, as the tilers are coming in this week.

Folks, just a reminder that holidays are just around the corner, and the last day for singing lessons will be Thursday 20 September. It’s the last day to enter AMEB exams, so please let me know if you’re intending to sit an exam in the November bracket, otherwise all bets are off and next year in March is the next available exam period. I also have a number of students preparing for their auditions to the Qld Con, WAAPA, VCA, QUT, UQ and other places, so I’m keen to see you work hard on your performance practice. If you need a rehearsal during the holiday period, particularly in the first week of the hols, let me know and I’ll arrange an afternoon rehearsal. In the second week of hols I will be away, attending a singing conference, and I’m really looking forward to updating my skills!

Did you know I’ve been having singing lessons myself? It’s great to get back into practice. And I learn so many awesome things from my singing teacher, it’s fun to teach some techniques to you too. It has been a long time since I took singing lessons and I’m reminded of the importance of maintaining my singing skills so as to better serve you, my students.

In other news, I’ve not been able to locate a decent performance space this year for our Brisbane’s Broadway Babies series, but I WILL be organising an end-of-year concert, so look out for details of that.

Best wishes for all exam takers and auditionees!

Jessica xx

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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