ABOUT CONFIDENCE IN SINGING

Welcome to Confidence In Singing!

We help adults who want to learn to sing for fun.

At the start of 2016 I began teaching singing in small relaxed group classes and within a short few months, Confidence In Singing was born.  I quickly found that my background in psychology was useful when I was helping my clients to overcome their fears to become more & more confident.  Confidence in Singing has since taken on a life of its own! I teach individual lessons (in person & online), group workshops and courses and I hold regular concerts to give participants a chance to perform for friends and family.  Classes are in New Ross and Wexford Town and on-line private lessons also available. My on-line course is going to be available soon too!

I call my participants “secret singers” and they each choose their own songs based on what appeals to them whether it’s traditional, pop, folk or even rap. The classes are a lot of fun, everyone is in a similar boat and wants to give singing a go and enjoy it more. With support and encouragement over the course of a day or the weekly classes participants, all learn quickly and their singing improves too.

Who is it for?
Confidence In Singing is for anyone who would like to learn to sing for fun or who wants to boost their confidence when singing.  My participants are generally adults of all ages but I also teach teenagers.

Some of my clients don’t know if they can sing at all before they start and with a little encouragement and the right tips, they have gone from strength to strength. Many of those who participated in my workshops and course have gained the confidence to sing in public for the first time.

Other people know they can sing but wish they had more confidence. They may need some help on techniques like breathing, posture and how to hit the high notes. With a few lessons, they start hearing the voice they knew was in there somewhere and then their confidence soars.

ABOUT AIDEEN

Aideen Ní Riada Singer and Vocal Coach
Aideen Ní Riada is a singer and vocal coach based in New Ross, County Wexford. Aideen is the founder of Confidence in Singing and she facilitates classes and workshops for adults and teenagers who want to sing for fun and grow their confidence. Since launching Confidence in Singing in 2016, Aideen has been featured on RTE’s Nationwide, Beat 102 103, and South East Radio, with mentions for her work in Ireland’s Own and the health supplement of the Irish Independent. Aideen also produces her own original music and is currently working on new material.

Confidence in Singing was founded based on Aideen’s passion for giving students the confidence to find their voice, face their fears and just have fun with singing. Aideen began her own journey in singing and performance as a young child singing along to theme songs and jingles on the TV. This early exposure to music and the joy she got from singing as a child was a big influence on the development of Aideen’s music skills. Aideen progressed to singing in her mother’s church choir and then moving on to perform on stage in school musicals and a lead role as Polly in the AIMS award-winning musical The Boyfriend and most recently as Betty in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

While going down the ‘sensible’ route to pursue a BA in Psychological Studies and Italian at UCD, Aideen also studied singing at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, County Wexford School of Music and the Leinster School of Music. Aideen’s background in Psychology has helped her to develop a teaching style that brings out the best in students in individual lessons and group workshops and helps students become confident performers and overcome self-limiting beliefs. Since launching Confidence in Singing, Aideen has helped train many ‘secret singers’ in the South-East!

Aideen has a diverse range of singing education and experience, from classical and jazz singing to speech level singing. She has done a two-year stint in Newpark Music Centre, Dublin, studying Jazz Vocal Performance. Aideen has been awarded a Diploma in Popular Vocal Music Teaching from London College of Music and has ABRSM Grade 5 in Music Theory.

She has also studied jazz vocals in London with Anita Wardell, the BBC award-winning jazz vocalist, and Brigitte Beraha, and studied speech level singing with Masha Campagne at the Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco. For Aideen, studying speech level singing has been a turning point in her career as it has helped her find a tone and approach to singing that feels very natural in comparison to the classical or choral styles of singing.

Before returning to County Wexford in 2015 to set up Confidence in Singing, Aideen held a variety of roles in Ireland and abroad. Aideen has a love of languages and culture, and she worked as a flight attendant for five years with Japan Airlines. Her Psychology background and interest in personal development and helping people to become more confident also found an outlet in roles such as image consultant and health advisor.

Since returning to New Ross, Aideen has managed to forge a successful career in music and singing, with her Confidence in Singing classes and workshops becoming very popular in Wexford. She is also a founding member of Rising Voices, a new community choir for people affected by suicide in Wexford. As a talented musician in her own right, Aideen also performs in concerts and events around Wexford and the South-East. She is currently working on an album of her own original music, which she hopes to complete in 2019.

Aideen also holds a Diploma in Public Relations and a Level 6 Certificate in Training and Development.

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