HARMONIOUS RELATIONS: Singing star Megan Elder is back home and teaching at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium.
HARMONIOUS RELATIONS: Singing star Megan Elder is back home and teaching at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium.

Yamba?s pocket rocket sings the Con?s tune

By SALLY GORDON

sally.gordon@dailyexaminer.com.au

AFTER years of sharing the stage with the cream of the Australian music industry, pocketrocket vocalist Megan Elder is setting her sights on honing the talents of up-and-coming Clarence Valley performers.

The Yamba resident, who's sung with the likes of Troy Casser Daley and Rogue Traders' lead singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte, is the Clarence Valley Conservatorium's latest teaching appointment for singing.

The role follows an impressive on-stage career that kicked off for Megan as one of the youngest students to be selected into Sydney's Australian College of Entertainment.

The Parramatta-based college was the training ground for pop princess Delta Goodrem, former entrant on The Block Amity Dry and Bassingthwaighte.

It was a life-changing move to leave the Clarence at only 16-years-old, but one the local singer said was well worth it.

"It was pretty much 7am to 7pm everyday and was a great learning experience," she said.

"But I really enjoyed it, because I was so young and it was easy to adapt to a different lifestyle."

During her time at the college, Megan and friend Natalie Bassingthwaighte toured London and Paris with the grandmother of jazz, Cleo Laine. Megan starts at the Conservatorium towards the end of July and said she's looking forward the challenge.



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