November 28, 2019

How to inspire kids to practise

We all know as parents that often it can be so tricky to get our kids to practice. We can try threats, bribing them, even asking them in the nicest way possible! Sometimes our children are just defiant about practicing – they don’t want to do it, and therefore they won’t! Today we will be […]

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November 21, 2019

How to be your teacher’s favourite student

You have probably heard your teacher say at some point – “there’s no such thing as a favourite student”.  That’s partly true- there are definitely students who are looked upon in a favourable light. if you wish to find out how can impress your music teacher: Practice  We cannot stress this enough. Practice […]

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November 14, 2019

Why being a versatile singer matters

For many of us, when we think of singing, we think of it according to different, standalone genres. Rock, jazz, pop, opera, musical theatre. However, as a singer it is very important to be a versatile singer – the reality is that professional singers are expected to work in a variety of settings and expected […]

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November 7, 2019

How to connect with your audience

Think about a time you witnessed an amazing singer perform live. They most likely hit all the right notes, had great pitch accuracy, their tone was no doubt amazing too. But often the performances that stand out to us are not necessarily the most ‘amazing’ performances, but perhaps the ones that are raw, heartfelt and […]

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October 31, 2019

Who can be a teacher?

It is widely recognised that a teacher plays a very important role when your child is starting to learn music. With this mind, we thought it may be helpful to consider who can be a teacher and how to find the right teacher for your child.  An unregulated industry  In the world of music teachers, […]

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October 24, 2019

Is music really the key to happiness?

Music has often been described as they key to a place of happiness. People bonding over their admiration for an artist at a concert, the infectious humming to the bass line when a song comes on the radio, that feeling of excitement when you hear your favourite band is releasing a new album… Music is […]

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October 17, 2019

How to foster a love for learning

As parents, we may wish for our children to be eager to learn, as we know this is how they can expand their horizons and develop new skills. But it can be hard to help foster a love for learning within our children, so in today’s blog we hope to provide some helpful tips. Show […]

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October 10, 2019

Why piano skills are valuable to singers

Have you ever marvelled at performers who were able to play the piano AND sing at the same time? It is a rather impressive ability, and at SVA we are particularly passionate about singers having basic piano skills. We believe that piano skills for singers are of great value to singers for a multitude of […]

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October 3, 2019

How to develop a love for music in children

We all know how much joy music can bring to our lives. It unites people, speaks to people in a way words sometimes can’t and somehow always manages to improve our mood. So how then can we help to develop a love for music in our children? We think we may be able to provide […]

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September 26, 2019

How to encourage a child who is reluctant to perform

Some children, it would seem, are born for the stage. They love the rush of adrenaline before they step out onto the stage, they feel excited as the bright lights hit their face. They eagerly count down the days until their concert, and in some cases, they even wake up each day singing! But for […]

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