Monday, January 03, 2022

Reflect, reinvent, reboot, refresh – ideas for new beginnings PART 1

People often use the New Year as a time for reflection and an opportunity to make fresh starts.

I thought I’d do a round-up of posts I’ve made over the years which are relevant in some way to new beginnings. This is Part 1. Part 2 will follow next week.

Setting your goals for the coming year (guaranteed to work!)

It’s the time of year when many people make resolutions, set goals and devise plans for the coming year.

But is this a useful thing to do, and if you do it, how likely are you to achieve what you set out to do?

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Re-booting your choir: shake things up for a new season

Many choirs will be starting back soon after a long break.

This is the perfect time to shake things up a bit if you feel things have gone a bit stale.

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What small changes will make you a better singer or choir leader in the coming year?

There is always room for improvement, whether you’re a singer, a choir leader, a choral arranger, a workshop leader or a choir committee member. But it can become overwhelming if you tackle everything at once and try to make too many changes.

Focus on just a few small changes for the better. Here’s how.

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Increase your enjoyment of singing in the choir in the coming year

I wrote a post a while back called Ask not what your choir can do for you – ask what can you do for your choir. The more you put in, the more you get back!

There are plenty of practical things you can do to help you get more out of your choir. Here are a few. Why not try them in the coming year?

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What is your measure of success? – choir leading and self-reflection

How do you know if a choir session or singing workshop or performance has been a success?

And if it has gone badly, how does that feed back into your teaching and choir directing?

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What single thing will make you a better singer this year?

It’s that time of year when lots of us make New Year resolutions, then a week later usually abandon them!

The secret is to be realistic. So how about choosing just one thing to change this year?

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Happy New Year to all my readers — thanks for reading and may 2022 bring you everything you wish for!!

Chris Rowbury


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