Hi everyone! So much has happened already this year, I don't quite know what piece of news to begin with! Most of you that follow me, know what a multitasking master I am but I have to say, so far, this year, I have never had to juggle so many tasks at once! I've never worked as hard as I am right now. In fact, I am so busy, that I've had to start getting up at 5am, just to get through my daily list and end my day at a reasonable time! Can you believe that!!! 🤣
I am not sure if this level of work will be sustainable long term however, I'm pretty sure that things will calm down once I find my stride in certain tasks. I'm doing quite a few new things, which I have to learn on the job, and I'm hoping that in time, I will find more effective and quicker ways of working!
So here's some news...
Every Saturday, I have been releasing a new video on the Music Audio Stories YouTube channel and the whole experience has been so much fun! I have to admit, it wasn't plain sailing creating my first few videos! Designing my set, choosing the
right lights, angles, editing program, music, and words, took me weeks
to get right. And then, I will tell you, just between us... many, many, many takes were filmed!
I was surprised how difficult it actually was! Especially as I have
been a performer for all of my life, I didn't think it would be so hard
for me! But sitting down, in front of a camera, and speaking to the
world, is a different skill altogether! However, the more videos filmed, the more relaxed I've become. By the
time the last video was shot, I was off script and nailing it in one or
two takes! I do laugh a lot during the filming of my videos though!
Some of the videos on this channel will be for kid's but there will be plenty of videos for parents and videos that other musicians and composers may find interesting too! You can look forward to sample videos of all my audiobooks and products, two five-part video series of introduction videos by me, and my first Storytime videos! Plus behind-the-scenes videos and lots of other fun videos to entertain little ones at home!
Make sure you subscribe and hit the notification bell, so you don't miss any of my fun new videos and follow my journey on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/storytimewithannachristina/
Music Audio Stories
The new Music Audio Stories website has been a hit and I have received great feedback from everyone which is lovely! Did anyone notice that it's actually two websites working as one? The Storytime website has its own domain! I've never seen two websites intertwined like this before so I'm very pleased with how well it's working! My new Etsy shop is doing amazing too! I've already made sales and have had some awesome 5 Star product reviews! Check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MusicAudioStories.
I'm excited to announce the release of my new audiobook series, Storytime with Anna Christina Volume One! My newly mastered recordings feature new cover artwork and introductions by me. These stories have been tailored for children aged 3+ and cover a number of topics and values.
From teaching children not
to litter in a fun and simple way, to the enjoyment of hearing the
sounds of unusual instruments, there's something in this set of audios
for every child! Each of the audiobooks in this series will have its own
interactive activities and videos, which I will be releasing throughout
Other recording news... Due to being so ridiculously busy with Music Audio Stories, I have not been able to dive into my recording studio work, however, I can tell you that I have started production on a new piano piece! :-) More on this later...
I hope you are all finding creative ways to keep positive in these strange and difficult times! I'm doing my best to bring smiles all around but I may not to able to post in this blog as often as I would like to from now on! Make sure you are following Music Audio Stories so you don't miss my exciting news!
See you on YouTube...