Music lessons have had to pivot to Zoom during lockdown, but while there are major drawbacks to this it has also offered new intimacies.
Shamistha de Soysa
Shamistha de Soysa is a choral singer, pianist and writer. A retired medic, she runs the website SoundsLikeSydney, established and runs DocsVox NSW Doctors Choir, volunteered at Fine Music FM, and sang with Sydney Philharmonia Symphony Chorus for 12 years.
Articles by Shamistha de Soysa
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