Term 4 already flying by!

Hi Folks,

The West Wing is now nearly complete (bar the woodwork and trim painting), and I am super thrilled by the results. As of next week the toilet facilities are once again available, and I’ll be proud to show off my brand new bathroom!

We have closed off the kitchen area so that there is only one entrance now, which means only 1 child door for the doggies. Who we are renaming Eeyore and Tigger (guess who each is?!)

Last weekend I attended a fantastic singing conference, and I relearned lots of excellent information (always important to keep up the professional learning), and every day I teach I try to put into practice the things I have learned. While there is not much I don’t already know about singing teaching and learning, it’s great to hear an old concept in a new and interesting way, which helps me to understand it better. I have discovered a great new website for new musical theatre, called Contemporary Musical Theatre, which has a lot of beautiful new writing for the MT voice. Run by eminent New York-based singing teacher David Sisco and friends, it showcases the best in new music for theatre. I love what I have heard so far! You can access the website here.

November is only 2 weeks away and December is calling fast. Hands up who’d like to sing in an end of year concert? It will be a short show, only an hour long, but I’d love to see you all perform.

Have a great term everyone!

Cheers,

Jessica

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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