Aideen Ní Riada – Singer & Voice Coach
Aideen Ní Riada is a singer and voice coach helping people learn to sing for fun, to connect with their authentic message and come out of hiding and into the spotlight.
Aideen helps her clients break through their insecurities and fear of being seen so they can boldly express themselves in ways that feel good to them, whether that’s at home with family, in the classroom, or with colleagues, clients and employers, or even out on the world stage.
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 developed her own confidence over many years, mistakes and adventures. Even after a childhood of singing in choirs and musicals and taking singing lessons throughout her college years, Aideen still didn’t believe in herself. She attended a personal development workshop in her late 20s and was asked “what is your dream, Aideen?.” Her reply? “I want to be a singer but I CAN’T do that”.
“Once I was controlled by my insecurities and found it hard to feel confident in business and my creativity. When I found my true message and the most authentic part of myself, I suddenly found I was able to stand up and be seen, and what was a struggle began to feel easy and fun.
Now I am passionate about helping others to be more true to themselves as they step out of the shadows into all they came here to be.”
Aideen studied Psychology in University College Dublin which has helped her to develop a teaching and mentoring style that helps students become more confident and overcome self-limiting beliefs. She has a diverse range of singing education and experience, from classical and jazz singing to speech level singing and the Estill Voice Training method. She has also been awarded a Diploma in Popular Vocal Music Teaching from London College of Music.
Aideen founded Confidence in Singing based on her passion for giving students the confidence to find their voice, face their fears and just have fun with singing through singing lessons and workshops. And she now also mentors women who are struggling to speak up in their home life, work or social lives.
Aideen also produces her own original music both as a solo artist and in the band Cosmic DNA.