Alex Riordan is our newest tutor at National Music Academy.

She has proved to be a great role model & mentor to all of our vocal students at NMA and has achieved a wealth of knowledge throughout her musical career to be able to pass it on to the students. Alex is also our leader for the Vocal Revolution Choir and last term had the choir nail a hit at the last Live Lounge event, Gotye – Somebody that I used to know.

Get to know Alex!

Most embarrassing moment?
I guess last month when I performed in encore at the opera house. I was so nervous and got so into it that on the last note I fell over, in my heels, on the opera house stage, in front of a thousand people… so that was pretty embarrassing. At least my double bass player caught me, made it look like a hug.

Most unforgettable moment?
Despite that story, performing on the opera house stage has to be my most memorable moment. I don’t think I’ve ever performed better or ever felt more alive. It made me sure that I’m doing the right thing by dedicating my life to music.

My favourite kind of music, to be honest, is really simple and sad music. BUT my favourite band… is one direction. I’m not afraid to hide it. I’m a proud one directioner.

Who would you like to meet if you got the chance to meet anyone?
Look I’m not going to lie, the first person that popped into my head was Harry Styles. Cause who wouldn’t? BUT if I could meet anyone… I would probably try and meet with like either the most famous producer in the world so I could get my music out there or I would meet someone whose name I don’t know who has gone through so much more than me – an ordinary person. I think that would be pretty interesting.

When and why did you start singing?
I started singing when I was seven and the reason I started was because I was so awful at dancing that I was given the option to start a new hobby that turned into my life. Thank god I suck at dancing.

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