Jean’s Blog

Illustrious and Immortal!

In early October I went to the national conference of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS). It was a good conference, with international keynote speakers Stephen Austin from the US and Kim Chandler from the UK. Pat Wilson and I gave a workshop on the differences between singing music theatre and classical music, which was a great success. And I was made illustrious and immortal, that is, I was made an Honorary Life Member of ANATS. As one of the people instrumental in setting up this body, I find it very gratifying that it is flourishing and doing many positive things for the teaching of singing in Australia. It was very touching to have my contribution acknowledged and to get a standing ovation!

— posted 15 November 2010   , ,    #

One of the books is on the way

The Australian book, Perspectives on Teaching Singing: Australian Vocal Pedagogues Sing Their Stories, is in press. That’s the one in which I have two chapters: ‘Singing Teaching as a Profession’ and (with Di Hughes) ‘Advocating for change: interdisciplinary voice studies in Australian school education’. If you order prior to release you get it for $54.95, that’s a 20% discount off the RRP. Email your contact details to:

— posted 28 June 2010   ,    #


At the end of April I gave a workshop for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir – great fun and they seemed to get a lot out of it.

The next workshop will be for Springboard Performing Arts in August and then, in early October, a joint workshop with Pat Wilson at the conference of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing in Brisbane.

— posted 28 June 2010   , ,    #