Author Archives: Jessica

About Jessica

Dr Jessica O'Bryan is an educator, researcher, singer and author. Her latest book is Teaching Singing in the 21st Century (2014, Springer). She lives in Brisbane in a semi-renovated 20s Queenslander home with her husband, puppy Dougal and all the single ladies (Poppy the dog, Lucy the Cat, and Euphemia, Philomena & Josephine the chooks.)

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 jessica.obryan@gmail.com 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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Did I hear “next week for the studio”?

Why yes, yes I did. You heard it here first, folks. The studio is going to be refurbished and set up and will be ready to go by October this year (pretty sure it’s only 3 years since I wrote … Continue reading

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Term 4 news

Hi folks, Well, nothing much has happened yet on the studio front, but we are getting there with builders’ quotes and the like. Term 4 begins next Monday October 2, and I’ll be taking a short break between October 30 … Continue reading

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September already?

Hi folks, Welcome to Spring! Just a quick note to let you know that students have settled well into the Monday time slot, and that Thursday 14 September is the last time I’ll be lecturing on the Gold Coast, so … Continue reading

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MONDAYS IS GO!

Hi Folks, Just a note to let you know Mondays are now available for lessons from 3.00pm. Contact me to learn more! Cheers Jessica

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