In 2017, Saili Falealoto wrote a list of things she wanted to achieve that year; to build confidence in her gift, better her vocal techniques, study the Bible more and find purpose. Her connect group leader suggested she study at C3 College, knowing it would help her in this process. So she got out of her comfortable work routine and stepped into a new experience.
Studying vocals & worship leading at C3 College was different to anywhere else I’d studied before. C3 College provided me with a supportive space to explore and expand my gifts in a challenging yet safe environment. My lecturers and friends encouraged me to take musical risks I’d never even thought of.
My ability to get by, by doing the bare minimum, was demolished as the lecturers always inspired me to go the extra mile. They are such talented creatives and taught me so many things; I constantly felt in awe of their abilities. Thus, sub-consciously creating the need to better myself, not only musically but as a person as well.
I feel like I am a better version of myself because of the people I was surrounded by at college.
I learned so much while at C3 College. It was definitely a process of getting out of complacency and stepping into excellence. Even though I still have a lot to learn, I can say with certainty, that I know a whole lot more after college than I did before.
I feel like I am a better version of myself because of the people I was surrounded by at college. They challenged me, encouraged me and were by my side throughout my year. Immersing myself in C3 College empowered me to step into motivation and growth in my gift.
-- Saili Falealoto, first year, vocals & worship leading student.