Georgia Casbarra (2011) after graduating from Nazareth, completed her degree in Education in addition to her Certificate III in Music. Known as ‘Georgia Blu’, Georgia is currently a professional sessional singer, recently releasing her own music, whilst also working for the Department of Education as an Instrumental Music Teacher.
“I work with SACE Students across SA, specialising in Voice. Outside of teaching, I sing regularly around Adelaide at various venues, weddings, and corporate events. Within the past three years, I have been busy working on my own songwriting and recently released my own music under my artist name, ‘Georgia Blu”.
Georgia shares, “After obtaining my teaching degree, I bought my home and was very lucky to receive a contract teaching the performing arts.”
“I ensured I kept my own passions in performing at the forefront. Not only does this bring a lot of happiness and fulfilment to my creative passions, but I also felt it was important to be active in the music and performing arts industry myself, to draw from real-life experiences when teaching these subjects to my students.”
“I am very proud that I have been able to create a life where I am consistently performing and now sharing my own music and songwriting for people to enjoy.”
Georgia shares she was very involved in music during her time at Nazareth, “I was often provided with opportunities to sing in front of the whole school, during assemblies, band performances and for community events.”
“I remember my Research Project topic was ‘how to write a pop song’, and I wrote my own pop song as my outcome,” Georgia says.
She explains ,”I find it cool, that this is my reality now, and is something that has further developed and refined me in my artistry”.
She continues, “Not only did the subjects of Music and the Arts support my skills and growth but also subjects such as the ‘Research Project’ which helped me explore and express my passions.”
Georgia shares that having the opportunity to perform at various events and for different people at school helped build her confidence over the years.
“It has supported the business side of working for yourself in the music and entertainment industry. It has helped shape me into the confident and enthusiastic teacher I am today. I often help my students overcome performance anxiety and can draw on my own experiences on how to manage stage fright to be confident within yourself and, most importantly, enjoy being in the moment when performing”.
Georgia’s advice for future Nazareth students is to “follow your passions, don’t let anyone tell you aren’t good enough or can’t dream big. Trust the process and journey; many wonderful opportunities are on their way! This is just the beginning.”
Next on the horizon for Georgia is the release of five original songs over the year and to get back into more songwriting projects.
“I hope to travel more with music and hope my voice has the power to connect and heal people’s souls through my raw emotion and storytelling. I want my music to reach all types of people who can resonate with my lyrics and find them inspiring and empowering.”