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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September 19, 2019

Why we value community at SVA

Here at SVA we pride ourselves on our tight-knit community and work to ensure that all members of SVA feel as though they belong. Not only does a strong community make SVA an enjoyable and encouraging space, but we believe that community is so necessary due to the many benefits it brings.  A strong community […]

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September 12, 2019

Writing a catchy song

We’ve all been there… lying awake at night, trying to fall asleep but we can’t! And it’s all because we have an annoyingly catchy song playing over and over in our head! Well, if this is the case it is safe to say that the composer has done their job well! Here at SVA, we […]

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September 5, 2019

How to perfect the audition process

For many singers out there, they are just desperate to be involved in anything music-related – a tv show, a musical theatre show, or simply even just the school choir! However, for many singers, the thought of having to go through the audition process is nerve-racking and maybe for some singers… a deterrent to being […]

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August 29, 2019

How to help your child deal with criticism

After our child performs, our first instinct is to congratulate them. We praise them for their efforts and we feel a sense of pride! They did an amazing job. However, our children will not always receive praise for every performance they do. They may get a poor music exam grade back, they may not do […]

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August 22, 2019

It’s OK to fail

As parents, we all know how much our children love to sing. We see the smile across their face as they sing their heart out on stages. But for many students, this euphoric moment in time can be cut short in an instant as they don’t quite hit the notes. For some, they may even […]

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August 16, 2019

The benefits of children being involved in performing arts

We all love going and watching our children perform. It brings us so much happiness to see them up on stage, getting involved in something they enjoy so much! But did you know that by children being involved in performing arts, this not only benefits us as parents (we can all agree nothing makes us […]

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