SISTERS IN SONG, back: Allira Cornell, Manny Jackson, Ioa Gaia, Kathryn Jones, Lou Van Stone. Front : Kristy De La Torre, Brooke Newberry, Melanie Dobra.
SISTERS IN SONG, back: Allira Cornell, Manny Jackson, Ioa Gaia, Kathryn Jones, Lou Van Stone. Front : Kristy De La Torre, Brooke Newberry, Melanie Dobra. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Notable passion for song

FOR Ballina singing coach and mentor Kathryn Jones, music can transform women's lives.

Ms Jones runs Mothers in Music and Sisters in Song, two programs designed to help women redefine themselves through music. With four sons of her own and a thriving music career she is well qualified to offer practical advice.

Over the course of her career Ms Jones met women who had put their music careers on hold when they had children and wanted to re-enter the music industry.

"They wanted to know how they could be good singers as well as good mothers," she said.

That led Ms Jones to set up her Mothers in Music workshops to help women re-start their music careers.

"It's about bringing passion back into their lives and helping them take the steps to do what they love," she said.

Ms Jones then set up the Sisters in Song mentorship, as an extension of the Mothers in Music program.

"Sisters in Song is designed to enable women to re-define themselves as singers," she said. "Each woman sets eight individual goals for themselves and all seven participants then support each other in attaining these goals.

"I have the utmost respect for every one of these women as this is tough work. It really is boot camp for the soul."

The mentorship program will culminate in the Sisters in Song concert on Saturday November 3 at St John's Catholic Primary School in Mullumbimby.

For information go to the website or phone 0421 360 961.



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