I saw this poster jumping out of an old folder.
This must be more than 10 years. Gretel and Lucy are still with me today. They are 16 going 17 now and in this poster I think they were both 6.
I can still remember every kids name from this poster. And so many of them now are keeping in touch with me on my Instagram that I can see what they are up to everyday.
Kids always asked me if I will be upset when they are leaving. Many of them have been with me for a very long time and why did I never look sad when they go. I always reply why should I be sad. No one is dead ok?!!
I am so proud to be part of your growing up journey and see you fly high and wide.
People come across to each other’s path for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
I am always looking forward to hear what you are doing. How you learn to be an actress, a musician, a lawyer, nurse, architect, chef...be happy, excited and enjoy whatever you do .
If I have made a little difference to your love of learning or love of music, my work has done well. I always said whenever you want to say hi just pop in to the Mosman house and I will take you for lunch.
You know where to find your good old teacher. All the best to you and keep in touch darlings.
Something in life just never changes.
1. Tenuto $3.99
Tenuto is an iPhone app that made up many exercises from chords, scales, intervals and ear training. I use it every morning while breakfast for fun. It really makes you more musical, more solid in music theory and aural skills.
When my Dubai student Maddie asked me to help her with her California Arts entry exam, I have been searching for ways to teach her via zoom effectively. Then I found this app and couldn't believe it. It costs very little but extremely effective as a homework app (and fun too).
2. Spotify $11.99 month (or there is free version too)
Do I need to say more? I especially like how I can have different playlist for different student. And we can put the playlist under secret but collaborative. It's a great way to add to your repertoire and I get to know students' taste in music too. Even though I have apple music and youtube music too I can never unsubscribe Spotify!
3. Vocal pitch monitor $0
This app is not terribly amazing but I do think it's a great visual way for students to see what their vibrato and pitch is like. I don't use it all the time but sometimes it's a great tool for young singers. It's free, so why not?
4. iReal Pro $13.99
Amazing app for vocal improvisation. You can also make any backings with it. The app has a real sounding band that can accompany you as you practice and also lets you collect chord charts from your favourite songs for reference.
5. Warm me up $9.99
I bought this app 10 years ago because my old singing teacher's friends made it. There is not much update for the past 10 years but I do use it myself every now and then cause the accompaniment tracks for these exercises are beautiful.
Apart from the "Beautiful morning" riffs and runs exercises which I use it quite a lot for my own students I do find these exercises are more towards classical style. The best feature for this app is that you can customise 5 mins or 10 mins exercises while you are on the go. You can easily do it when you are driving or in the shower!