It’s so lovely to be back into the swing of things again! All my students have returned to me for lessons, as well as a few new faces. Quite a lot of adult singers seem to find me through this blog, which is great! I love seeing the looks on people’s faces when they alter a few small technical things and hear a big change in sound.
As always, the biggest obstacle with adult students is nerves. Once we brush those aside there’s no limit to what we can achieve. My younger learners are back in piano-mode again. I eased them in nicely, trying not to shock their systems after a long summer break. (Although, I was surprised to find that most of them played piano over the summer holidays! Always a good sign!)
It’s great to be teaching again, and my own musical pursuits have taken off, too! With a vocal recital coming up in at Christmas time, andideas brewing for writing a new album, I’ll certainly be keptbusy up to the New Year!
My most recent performance was a recital of a selection of German Lieder, French art song and Opera at Cork School of Music. It was a great afternoon and it felt like a positive way to start off a new term!
Just before the recital, I was honoured to sing a song for my very dear friends Kylie and Matt at their wedding in early September. The song was “Rainbow Connection” from the Muppet Movie. It’s Kylie’s favourite song! I planned a little surprise for the end. I arranged that all of Kylie’s friends stand up and sing the last verse together. It was really beautiful! I was a bridesmaid too, so I was so pleased that I could contribute to their day.