I am very excited! This week I have booked my ticket to New York. I am going to the Shenandoah Conservatory for the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute in July next year, preceded by a couple of weeks in New York to see some voice teachers in this amazing city and to enjoy the music, theatre and everything New York has to offer.
Yes, I have a Masters in Music Studies from the Queensland Conservatorium, specialisation in Vocal Pedagogy. So why continue studying? Well, as I subscribe to many voice journals I know that it is important to keep up to date, and to seek out the best. Many voice teachers have impacted in my teaching, some in positive ways and some as cautionary tales! I am committed to being a lifelong learner, I love teaching singing and I want to be as good at it as I possibly can be in my lifetime. This is my journey!
Those of you who follow Dale Cox Singing on Facebook know that I love Jeannette Lovetri’s blog, and often repost articles which speak to me. Jeannette runs the course at Shenandoah, and I can’t wait to join the hundreds of teachers she has impacted with her teaching. Two teachers I admire have done her course, Tracey Bourne in Victoria and Melissa Forbes (USQ) in Toowoomba, and I have been wanting to go over for a few years now. The time is now, well, next July!
In other studio news, I welcome some new students, Hattie, Hudson, Tom, Eden and Chloe to the studio. Our end of year concert is on Sunday 7th December at the Metro Arts Studio in Edward st Brisbane – 4.30pm. Registration forms and invitations will be sent out this week. The general public is very welcome to come along and support these learner singers.
I am heading to Europe for December / January (yes, I have a LOT of musical events, theatre etc booked for while I am away) and so the studio is closed from December 7th – February 1st. I reopen on Monday 2nd February. If you plan to start lessons with me next year, please contact me ASAP to secure your place as my timeslots are filling fast.