Hear more from MIO Director Tessa Marchington

Looking back, looking forward

Posted by on 9th January 2018

I’m writing this sitting on the pebbled beach in Aldeburgh on New Year’s Day.  So, with the big blue sky above me, forgive some big, blue sky thoughts and reflections on the year past and the year ahead. 2017 was … Continue reading

One-off Wonders

Posted by on 22nd December 2017

As well as all our weekly office choirs’ carol concerts and performances this Christmas season, we’ve been spreading the festive cheer through one-off singalong and performance sessions across town. We’ve had participants very young and old(er), seasoned singers and those … Continue reading

Control the Rhythm of your life

Posted by on 14th November 2017

While we seem to be rocketing forward at great speed in most areas of life, some things are slowing down. Calvin Harris has slowed down the beat of his dance music. Less people are taking MDMA and more people are … Continue reading

How to be Confident in Front of a Crowd

Posted by on 2nd November 2017

Part 3. Practical suggestions Confidence in front of a crowd doesn’t come easily to most of us – in fact the fear of public speaking (glossophobia) still tops the list of most common phobias in the world. The good news … Continue reading

How to be Confident in Front of a Crowd (Part 2)

Posted by on 27th October 2017

Part 2: Cultivating awareness When you see a professional singer like MIO teacher Eleanor Rastall singing her heart out on stage you’d be forgiven for thinking that performance nerves are the last thing on her mind. But what is happening … Continue reading