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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August 1, 2019

Why learn music?

Learning to sing or play an instrument is wonderful fun and a great way to meet new people. It’s also an important way to release some of the stress of our busy lives. But did you know that there is a multitude of reasons as to why you should continue to pursue music beyond the […]

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July 25, 2019

Are singers born or made?

The saying, “maybe she’s born with it?” is often thrown around when discussing talented people. However, here at SVA we ask the question are singers really born, or can they be made? Is singing something you just happen to be good at, or can it be worked on as a skill over time? We are […]

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December 12, 2018

2019: Focus

SVA 2019 Focus

2019: FOCUSIn 2019 our vision is FOCUS.Learners of the 21st century face unprecedented levels of distraction. The world is at our fingertips in ways that people in the 20th century only dreamed about, but ironically we can find ourselves paralysed by the sheer volume of information. Not only this, but the constant flow of text […]

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