Performing artists far and wide are adjusting in the best way they can to the current global situation.
A few weeks ago, Sydney Eisteddfod broke down some virtual opportunities for the dance community which we thought were fantastic...next up, is SINGING!
We know that so many people are struggling to find things to do with their time and to fill this void, we have found some great things going on in the virtual world of classical and contemporary singing for total beginners to the more experienced.
Read on for some diverse things to do if you are interested in singing at all, from Singing Lessons to engaging Instagram Lives to a Performers Podcast, we've got you covered!
Please note, below are just some of the virtual singing opportunities that Sydney Eisteddfod has been made aware of in our community. There are plenty of other great opportunities out there as well offering fantastic online content!
Stuck at home all week long? Why not explore your voice and come out on the other side of this pandemic with a new skill!
Whether you’re a total beginner or you are quite advanced as a singer, you can take online singing lessons with Piera Dennerstein.
Piera teaches a variety of genres and repertories through classical techniques.
“I am very experienced with online learning and am happy to use whichever platform you prefer - Zoom, Skype etc”, Piera says.
Piera was a past entrant into Sydney Eisteddfod from a few years ago, performing well in a number of our events in the Classical Singing category.
Get in touch with Piera and you can develop a plan that will reach your goals - and enjoy the beauty of music along the way!
For those who might be a tad more advanced, consider trying Sister2Sister School of Singing.
Established in 2004 by Aria Award-Winning Sisters Christine and Sharon Muscat, they are currently conducting online tuition via Skype.
“We are so grateful that we can keep delivering our classes in this way and that our families have jumped on board.
We are still offering vocal ensemble, theatrical and dance classes via Zoom and one-on-one singing lessons via Skype. We also have creative classes for students working on songwriting and music production”, Sharon tells Sydney Eisteddfod.
Sisters Christine and Sharon Muscat, conducting virtual singing lessons with their students whilst isolating from home.
Sister2Sister School of Singing submit students to take part in Sydney Eisteddfod's Festival each year, with them taking part in various community choir and vocal ensemble events!
If you are not currently a student of theirs but you are interested in becoming one, you can enquire with them via their website.
Not only are Sister2Sister engaging their students with online lessons, they are keeping their wider community engaged by jumping on Instagram Live at 7pm every Friday.
In these regular Instagram Live’s, they sing, chat and catch up with industry friends to keep everyone informed and entertained.
They have already collaborated with the likes of Delta Goodrem and many other great names in the industry to keep engaged with their “singing family”.
See what it’s all about by tuning into their INSTA LIVE at 7pm this Friday!
Emily Edmonds, an Australian Mezzo-Soprano, was set to take part in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship for 2020 before it unfortunately was cancelled due to the current state of our world.
Earlier in the year, she began a free podcast designed for performing artists! It was built when she saw a dire need for information, conversation, community and connection amongst freelance performers.
Show Notes, The Podcast, is a great way for performing artists to stay connected across the globe during these troublesome and confusing times.
"Bringing together high-level information and quality chat, we address topics including vocal health, freelancer finances, wellbeing, procrastination, and heaps more", Emily tells Sydney Eisteddfod.
Tune in today by searching ‘Show Notes’ on your favourite podcast app such as Spotify or head to Emily’s Website for some great content!
Thank you to Emily, for creating such an inspiring and relatable podcast for performers, we can’t wait to hear her wonderful voice when Sydney Eisteddfod comes back in 2021 stronger than ever!
We hope you feel inspired to take up some of these interesting virtual singing possibilities during this very odd time in history!
Keep practicing your passion, remain true to yourself and as a community, we will come out of this stronger than ever.