The City of Clarence Eisteddfod is coming up soon and while we were in the process of finalising the songs each child will sing, we got to thinking about the service we provide our students.
Being the biggest studio, we’ve heard it said we can’t possibly give our solo students a personalized service.
But in our experience, the opposite is true.
At Eisteddfods, so many boys and girls get up and sing bog-standard songs, like ‘Consider Yourself’ and ‘On My Own’. Individually they are great songs, but this cookie cutter approach to solo singing teaching doesn’t give students the best chance to show off their skills.
We have turned this approach on its head and challenge our teachers to find a different song for every performer. This gives our students the chance to stretch their skills but still perform music that suits their individual performance style and ability.
Having a vast library of sheet music, including new purchases every week, means we never run out of ideas. Advanced students love singing cutting-edge pieces and everyone gains a broader understanding of the different genres.
By also providing costuming from our extensive costume wardrobe, rehearsal music so students can practice at home, performance tips, and in-house accompanists we work hard to ensure our students are thoroughly supported in their performances.
If you get a chance, come along to the Clarence Eisteddfod and see all of the great young performers taking to the stage. The individual singing sessions are taking place on the 10th and 12th of September at the Clarence Uniting Church, Bellerive.
The ExitLeft Performance Academy offers an outstanding performing arts program that gives students from 0-18 years the skills to shine, make great friends and build confidence in a place that feels like home. www.exitleft.com.au