Winter is Coming…

Yes, it’s that time of year when the Ned Stark memes run rampant on Facebook and we all start wishing we lived in a more equatorial nation. For singers, winter can pose particularly big challenges as we try to take care of our voices. Here are some of the things Read more…

Repertoire Corner

  This week’s songs are both full of joyful music and cheerful thinking – just what we need when the evenings are suddenly that bit darker. Funiculi, Funicula – Denza [AB(x);LCM(x);TG(x)] This is a bright and happy tune which requires a good measure of confidence to bring off. Time should Read more…

Friday Favourites

  Don’t forget, the clocks “fall” back this weekend, so there’s even more excuses to curl up on the sofa and read some excellent blog posts.   Posts on learning Why You May Want to Avoid Watching the News Before an Audition (Bulletproof Musician) – Anything to stay calm, right? Read more…

Why I Love Teaching Kids

I love teaching, partly because each and every student is unique. You never know what you’re going to get. Both kids and adults come with their own special joys that make them very different to work with. This is what I love about teaching music to kids. Kids are unpredictable Read more…

Repertoire Corner

  More songs of love this week, but this time they’re taken from two different cultural backgrounds. One is a traditional Antipodean love song, and the other strongly inspired by Russian musical traditions. Pokarekare Ana – Trad. New Zeland (arr. Sarah Class) [AB(3)] This traditional New Zeland song was made Read more…

Friday Favourites

Exam dates are starting to roll out this week, but never fear, we will be here to support you through. Plus, if you need to chill out after practicing, here’s the pick of this week’s music blogs.   Posts on learning Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Read more…