My Gretel, Giulia and Jade you are absolutely amazing and I love you very much. Susie is drown in proudness currently.
Nanaha- First place, Age 9 Music Theatre solo
Amy- First place, Age 10 Music Theatre solo
Louisa-First place, Age 15 Music Theatre solo
Lucy- 3rd place, Age 15 music Theatre solo
Hannah-Highly commended, Age 14 Music Theatre solo
Emma- Highly commended, Age 11 Music Theatre solo
Kate- Highly commended, Age 15 Music Theatre solo
Lucie Mae-Highly commended, Age 15 Music Theatre solo
I used to win a lot of singing eisteddfods when I was younger and was very addicted to that smell of competitiveness .
The joy of me singing on stage can not compete with the thrill I see my students looking so strong on stage and singing songs beautifully from their heart.
When I see them sing, I am very nervous. And very proud.
If they win, it’s awesome.
if they don’t, I will not let one adjudicator’s opinion to decide on their happiness.
Some people say singing is for therapy. For me singing is a tool I use to set their strong presence, powerful voice and positive outlook to music and to life.
Isabella -Highly commended, Age 11 contemporary solo
Bea-Highly commended, Age 10 contemporary solo
Monica, Hannah, Emma, Zetong, Amy you are all my stars.
Nanaha-2nd place, Age 9 Contemporary solo
Jade -2nd place, Age 14 Contemporary solo
My students think I like competitions. I don’t.
In fact, eisteddfod often creates chance for parents and kids to turn into pain in the butt for susie (haha but the truth). That’s why in May I often go and see my massage therapist Jenny more often or train frequently to Hapkido class to hit things.
Having said that Eisteddfod is also the quickest way to see the kids blossom and transform.
Everyone works hard, supports each other and shines on stage with significant result rapidly. I have such adrenaline rush just seeing them like that. Proudness can be very addictive too.
Today my kids covered all First, second, third and highly commended awards in northern beaches public speaking competitions .
No matter you learn piano or singing with me, I am making more kids to do public speaking in their lessons at term 1. Speech competition is fun. And you can never un-learn all these skills once you got it.
I know exactly how to get you there. You just do what Susie says.
Well done to all impromptu and prepared speech kids today. You kids are Legends.