Brea is following her dreams
Brea Holland is following her dreams and sprinkling joy wherever she goes through music and song.
The talented 14-year old has launched her own show, Brea Likes To Daydream, and will soon be performing live to young audiences on the NSW South Coast and beyond.
Winner of the 2016 Australia Day Young Music Scholarship and both the 2015 Milton Voice and I Wanna Be a Star competitions, Brea has taken her dream to become a children’s performer to the next level.
As well as performing live shows and festivals, schools and community events, Brea has launched a YouTube channel and website where her fans can join an everyday schoolgirl on her dreamy adventures – from becoming a pretty princess in the sky to a magical journey under the sea.
Kids can watch episodes of Brea Likes To Daydream, download the original music and songs and go behind the scenes and meet her friends, including her furry buddy Sir Lenny Cuddles, on her website which also singalongs, behind the scenes, funny photos and videos and lots of fun things for kids to be a part of.
The current global trend in education is inquiry based learning (IBL) which encourages children along on a journey of learning and discovery cultivating creative and higher order thinking skills, involving analysis, evaluation and adding richness and depth to student learning and understanding.
Brea Likes to Daydream was designed by a school teacher, based on the IBL theory, and encourages children to use their critical thinking skills and use their imagination to problem solve and create solutions, promoting meaningful learning.
Brea invites the audience into her daydream and sings her way through each adventure, encouraging children to explore on their own journey of discovery.
Brea Likes To Daydream is a happy place where “dreams can come true”.
Brea is a year nine student at Ulladulla High School and loves singing, musical theatre and children.
She has combined her passions to develop her show with the help of her parents who are both primary school teachers.
Her mum Sophia has composed all the original music for the show.
When she’s not singing and dancing, Brea enjoys playing basketball and volleyball and going to the beach with her friends.
She may be young, but Brea is no stranger to the stage, having starred as Ariel in the Milton Follies’ production of the Little Mermaid Junior, Gertrude in Suessical Junior and Lindsay in Godspell.
The songbird has scooped dozens of eisteddfod prizes, has trained at NIDA and performed as a lead vocalist in the South Coast Touring Ensemble.
She plans to study at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney before following a career as a children’s performer or in musical theatre.
Brea says she “lives for music” and was “born for the stage”.
“Musical theatre is my thing,” she says.
“I love interacting with the audience, and trying to get them involved - like singing and dancing along with me.
“I love seeing their faces light up.”
She says Brea Likes To Daydream offers something “completely different” in terms of children’s entertainment and she encourages parents and children to have a look at the first episodes on the website.
“My show is so different from most kids’ music today - it’s like grown up music with kids’ words,” she says.
“And the songs are fun and uplifting.
“The music is amazing and we have fun activities and videos to watch.
“Brea Likes To Daydream is aimed at kids a little bit older and we have really tried to capture the ‘daydream’ moment through incredible backdrops, face paint, costuming and of course music.
“I bring my daydreams to life so the kids really feel like they’re a part of it.
“I believe it is so important for kids to dream big and to believe they can do anything and be anything.”
Brea is inspired by former Yellow Wiggle Sam Moran and says one of her life goals is to make an appearance on Sesame Street.
“Sam is an amazing singer and highly trained and experienced in all the ways I would like to be one day,” she says.
“Sesame Street is amazing too - it is so much fun, and so creative and Cookie Monster is my absolute favourite.”
With three younger siblings and lots of little friends, Brea spends as much time with young children as she can because “they are always so happy and encouraging and I think we can learn a lot from them”.
“I hope that I can be a good role model for children and encourage them to dance, sing and have fun.”
Brea says, while she has only given audiences a ‘sneak peek’ at her show, the response from parents and children has been “overwhelming”.
“It’s been awesome. People are so supportive and encouraging and the kids love it and are asking for more.
“I really hope people like it and it would be amazing if it went around the world and inspired kids everywhere to be anything they dream.”
Check out the Brea Likes To Daydream website: www.brealikestodaydream.com
Subscribe to her YouTube channel: Brea Likes To Daydream
Follow Brea’s behind the scenes adventures on Facebook and Instagram. Search ‘Brea Likes to Daydream’ or ‘Brea Likes to Daydream Kids Show’.
To book Brea’s live show for your festival or event email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDIA: For more information or to arrange photos or interviews contact Katrina Condie Media, Marketing, Events. Phone: 0437 662 967 email: email@example.com
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