She took advice, pondered it and came up with her own route to a career and as yet has kept on this strong road to a stellar future. Her head is firmly sitting strong on her delicate shoulders, and her feet are planted firmly on the ground, but her heart is absolutely bursting with music and song. She came to Song School for a couple of years, always improving, always performing beautifully, and always needing a push to come out of her comfort zone, and in between I have had the pleasure of masterclassing her and working with her at home in Saltburn. What a joy to teach her, and I feel lucky to have had her respect over the years.
The main purpose of this post is to show to young aspirants that patience, hard work, tenacity and the ability to listen are the foundations for a solid career. As singing teachers we have to take the natural talent as read - without that they are not a candidate for the job anyhow ! The aforementioned virtues are definitely not the decorations, they are the ESSENTIALS !
Rowan, you are the best role model I know, and many congratulations upon being a BBC Music Magazine 'Rising Star'.
Totally deserved, hard earned and Middy would have been over the moon.