Author Archives: 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).

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The builders are here!

Hiya folks, Next week Term 3 commences and we’re back in the studio from Tuesday. In the meantime, though, how’s about this? The builders are here! We’re finally doing the last piece of the renovation puzzle – fixing the West … Continue reading

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Holidays are here again!

Hi Folks, Next week is the last for Term 2 lessons, finishing on Thursday June 28. If you are planning on being away before then, please let me know, as otherwise I will mark you as absent without notice! It … Continue reading

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We’re back!

Hi folks! We’re back from our time in NYC and Europe and are really happy to be getting back into the swing of the year. This is the last big break for me for the year, so with any luck … Continue reading

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Up, up and away!

I’m about to head OS and I’m travelling on this brand, if not the actual plane. Actually, I think my plane is a tired old 747. Sadly, the 747s are the old workhorses of the plane brigade, so I’ve checked … Continue reading

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A month goes racing by…

Hi Folks, It’s a short five weeks since Plainsong opened its doors in 2018, in our brand-new refurbished studio. Well, ok, maybe there are still a few holes to patch. But otherwise, it’s brand spanking new! Students have noticed how … Continue reading

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We’re open for business!

Hi folks, Yes, I’m back and raring to go. Please write to me at to book lessons and to check your lesson time and day. Also continue to check the Timetable page for live updates to lesson time slots … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2018!

It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good! I hope you’re feeling good too. Welcome everyone to 2018. We’re starting off the year feeling all the feels. I’ve had a … Continue reading

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Europe was amazing! PLUS: the studio is now open to students aged 13+!!

Hi folks, 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 … Continue reading

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