Alize Comerford ~ Director & Head Vocal Coach
Alize’s dedication to music education is evident through her impressive academic achievements. Her musical journey began at the tender age of 5, and she has since accumulated over 25 years of experience in performing and singing. Alize’s passion for honing her skills led her to pursue a first-class honours degree in performance at the esteemed Waterford Institute of Technology. This foundation served as a stepping stone for her continued pursuit of knowledge in music education.
Driven by her desire to excel, Alize embarked on further studies and was awarded a Masters of Education in Music from the renowned University of Limerick. This advanced degree not only solidified her expertise but also equipped her with valuable insights into effective teaching methods and pedagogical approaches. To enhance her own abilities as a vocal coach, Alize sought mentorship under some of Ireland’s most renowned singing teachers and vocal coaches.Creating a fun environment is one of the main elements of successful teaching. It is important that all students enjoy their lessons and leave with a smile
Amy Cooke ~ Assistant Director & Vocal Coach
Amy is a primary school teacher in Kilkenny City with a Bachelor of Education Degree from the Marino Institute of Education. Amy has a long history in the performing arts, she has worked with many school choirs and has participated in choral events such as Peace Proms and Laudate.
Growing up, Amy was a member of Jesters Stage Academy and Dancewise. She was also a member of the Presentation Kilkenny Competition Choir and studied as a voice student with Veronica McCarron where she was awarded the Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal in the Royal Irish Academy of Music singing examinations. She is currently a member of the local Lady Desart choir and took part in the Virtual Voices choir.For me singing is all about having fun, promoting well-being and developing confidence. I look forward to bringing my love and passion for music to the children I teach each day.
Aisling Larkin ~ Vocal Coach & Head of Musical Theatre
Aisling is a graduate of the American College Dublin where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.
She began performing at a very young age and was a student of Centre Stage School of Dance and the Richie Hayes Stage School in Waterford. She then went on to study Musical Theatre and Voice for four years under Regina Hanley in the WIT Music School.
She was a member of South Eastern Theatre Group in Waterford for several years, performing in ‘Cats’, ‘The Beautiful Game’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar. She recently played Jo March in her final year production of ‘Little Women The Musical’.
Jonathan Campedelli ~ Piano & Guitar
Jonathan started his musical journey in Brazil at the age of 12 when he began studying the piano and guitar in both classical and popular genres. He participated in conservatories and acquired his professional title from the OMB – Order of Brazilian Musicians.
He taught piano at the Culture Center UFLA – Federal University of Lavras and worked for several years as a composer of instrumental music for games.
With more than 13 years of experience, he developed his own teaching method in Brazil and is delighted to share his knowledge with the students of Alize’s School of SingingEach person's learning abilities are different, so my teaching is always fun and dynamic and suits each student as best as possible.