Well! It has certainly been a wild ride these last 18 months or so. When lockdown struck last year, my entire roster was transferred to online tuition. I am so proud of them all for making it work, along side their degree, their A-Levels or GCSEs or simply alongside the challenges life has thrown at us over the last 2 years.
One student has recently scored 95/100 in her Grade 8 singing exam. Now she has “graduated” from her lessons and left for university, Benton Music wishes her the best of luck in her endeavours.
Another is doing incredibly well at university himself on a Musical Theatre degree, despite the challenges of lockdown. I had the pleasure of (virtually) attending his end of year performance which really highlighted his growth as a performer. Hopefully the next will be in person!
The rest of my long-standing students, too, continue to push the boat out and and challenge themselves to more ambitious techniques. Of course, the opportunities to present my students for performance have been somewhat lacking so I am looking to start up student concerts again in the New Year.
A big welcome, too, to new students, all of which clearly have a love and innate aptitude for music. I look forward to helping them foster their talent.
So as you see, we are all alive and kicking at Benton Music HQ, and feeling probably a lot more positive all round than this time last year!
Stay safe everyone!