Well, January has been pretty awesome and I’m busy lining up plenty more exciting things for the rest of the year too. Here’s a little insight into some of what’s been going on:
- The year started with the realisation I had an article about my alignment research published in the AOTOS 2019 Preview – the one that gets sent to all the AOTOS registered singing teachers in the UK and Europe! I received my magazine in the mail at the beginning of the year by which stage I hadn’t actually even figured out they had chosen to include my work in the printed magazine edition, it was a great surprise to see it printed there beside work from other extremely experienced and talented voice teachers, researchers and writers.
- I also found out that I have been selected to speak at the Voice Geek Conference 2019 in April about my research into working with allergies in the singing studio. It is such an inspirational and information packed day run by Voice Workshop and I can’t wait to go along again to speak for the second year. It’s even more fun knowing that I’m able to share more of my work with other international and UK based voice teachers too. I totally can’t wait!
- My voice students, newsletter readers, choir members and their friends joined me for another activity packed January Revolution – this time hosted by my new online business venture all to do with providing online guides for vocalists: YourVoice.Academy. The all new website launched today and it’s already got customers which makes the butterflies in my tummy feel slightly sick with nervousness and excitement – I’m working hard to make sure it lives up to your expectations and meets your various vocal needs. #YVA
- Stoke Sings! is happening tomorrow. The organising of the event has been busy and the team have all done an incredible job to get the event organised this last month. MicWire are really excited about performing and we’ve learned an a cappella version of The Longest Time by Billy Joel in six-part harmony for the concert. We’ve pulled out all the stops for a non-audition community choir and it’s been so exciting watching it all come together in the last couple of rehearsals.
- During Stoke Sings, I’ll also be presenting workshops on voice health in both the morning and the afternoon. Access to all the workshops is FREE with your concert ticket – although you have to register in advance, which doesn’t give you much time if you haven’t already done so.
- I’ll be hosting my first voice masterclass on 23rd February.
- Dan and I are back at Orchard Studios in March for another Introduction to Studio Singing (Part 1) Day Course.
- My teaching schedule is totally jam packed with awesome talented vocalists in both Cheshire and London (and for that matter online!) – you’re all such a joy to work with and I feel so incredibly lucky you’ve chosen to work with me – thank you for making January beautiful xx