March was a very busy, wonderfully awesome month. Out in Mitchelstown our Easter Concert went over a treat- standing room only on the day! I couldn't believe how packed the Mitchelstown School of Music was for the concert & wine reception.
There was a lovely line-up of performers: pianists (the youngest was turning five the next day!), violinists, drummers, guitarists, and my own amazing singers & the Music Makers Junior Choir who finished the show with a sneak-peek of their Disney Menagerie, who received a roaring applause! There was so much excitement from the kids & young adults who participated and their very proud parents & community, the teachers & staff of the school (myself included) couldn't have been more thrilled with the performances on the day! The pride I felt watching two of my younger singers up on stage sing so beautifully was overwhelming (there were tears in her Mum's eyes!!) and my Music Makers were absolutely above and beyond brilliant (they're always so prepared and tons of fun to work with!) Well done again to all involved! :•)
Keep posted for more information on the school's next concert coming up the weekend of June 15th which will be 'Stepping into Summer' a Voice Studio showcase featuring our Vocal Tuition students, the Music Makers Junior Choir, & the debut of the Mitchelstown Adult Choir all accompanied by the amazingly talented pianist & repetituer Mr. Thomas Doyle! This show is not to be missed, so stay tuned for more details!
My Introduction to Singing & Intermediate Singing courses out in Bishopstown on Wednesday evenings finished up at the end of the month as well, and it was wonderful to see how much progress each student in both classes had made after 8 weeks in the course- the confidence, poise, & sound of each one vastly improved from week one to week eight & it was so thrilling to see each student grow over the (what seemed to fly by!) eight weeks.
The lovely ladies of my Intermediate Course took me out for a celebratory drink after class where we chatted about all things singing, musical, & ourselves- what a delight every one of them are! It was so surprising when I received some lovely gifts for being a 'great teacher!' (I felt so honored that my students would want to thank me for the experience they had in my class - what a brilliant feeling! I received a beautiful thank-you card and two porcelain mugs with roses & music notes (use them all the time now!), some gorgeous smelling Tahitian Coconut oil (actually brought back from when my student went on holiday!), and a lovely bottle of wine- thank you ladies all so much for your thoughtfulness.
I'm so looking forward to seeing my former students from both classes in the Bishopstown Community School Choir that will be starting up in September 2013 (fingers crossed!) with yours truly conducting! It is always the best compliment when students say, 'I'm so sad class is over, and I want to keep going, what else are you doing so I can keep learning with you?'
It feels like March ended on a very high note (pardon the pun!) and April is looking very good..... except for this silly cold windy-rain..... Wrap up warm everyone, and keep those singing voices healthy!! :-)