Our Teachers

Our teachers are Garda vetted, qualified in First Aid and hold a high level of qualification in their field

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.

Niamh Sheehy

Niamh Sheehy is a Classically trained soprano based in Kilkenny. She began her training at the age of fourteen under the guidance of Veronica McCarron. Niamh went on to join the Aris Celebration Choir under the direction of Mrs. McCarron where she toured across Ireland.

Niamh was a soloist in venues such as Phoenix Park, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The National Concert Hall Dublin and many more.

Niamh went on to further her studies in the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM), studying under the world-renowned Dr.Veronica Dunne. She completed her Studies in RIAM with the incredible Lynda Lee after Dr. Dunne’s retirement. Niamh went on to graduate with First Class Honours in a Bachelor in Music Performance through Trinity College Dublin and RIAM.

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 Singing

Each person's learning abilities are different, so my teaching is always fun and dynamic and suits each student as best as possible.