Monday 24 September 2018

Singing teacher Aideen features on Nationwide

Aideen Ní Riada.
Aideen Ní Riada.

David Looby

A local singing teacher was featured on RTE Nationwide recently.

Aideen Ni Riada left New Ross 20 years ago for college and never thought she'd move home to fulfill her dreams. Ms Ni Riada was on the programme for eight minutes, showing her building confidence in singers.

Aideen said: 'I never thought I would fulfill my dreams and potential in New Ross, but I was wrong. I brought lots of skills and experience home with me and the support I needed to start my business was right on my doorstep.'

RTE Nationwide featured Aideen working in her groups classes and private lessons to highlight the opportunties for adults to explore singing at any age. 'I believe that anyone can learn to sing even if you think you can't. Many of my students are pleasantly surprised how much fun the classes are,' Aideen said.

'In years gone by Ireland had a stronger tradition of music in the the home and children were encouraged to have a party piece from a young age. More recenty parents focused more on academic achievements and that tradition was lost but it isn't too late to bring it back.'

Aideen moved home to New Ross just three years ago and found that coming home gave her the support she needed to set up a unique new business that helps adults of all ages learn to sing.

She received grants from Wexford Local Development and Wexford County Council and has been nominated as a finalist for the Best New Start Up and Social Media awards from the chamber of commerce.

New Ross Standard