Below are some testimonials for my work
Valerie has provided singing tuition to my 11 year old son. Valerie’s keen approach to teaching and enthusiasm has been essential in his development a young singing student . As a singing teacher Valerie evokes passion, she is progressive in her teaching methods . Valerie has determined suitable song choice for my son , with added expertise that has allowed him to reach his potential this year and achieve success at competition level . Valerie’s positivity has encouraged confidence in my son and his ability to achieve. We are looking forward to another exciting 2018/2019 under the guidance and tuition of Valerie.
Erin has always been interested in singing and music from a young age! She met Valerie when she auditioned for the WIT Children’s Choir and they built a relationship as her confidence and ability grew. Valerie has always cared for Erin’s personal welfare in addition to her vocal ability. In the Church Choir, Erin started to sing solo and we felt that she was lacking a little strength and confidence. We approached Valerie and enquired about some private lessons. The improvement was immediately noticable and Erin has stayed as a student with Valerie since enjoying the exploration of a vocal range that she and we did not think possible for Erin 🙂
– Eddie, Parent
Chloe had the pleasure to have Valerie as a singing teacher in various singing clubs with the WIT Music School.
Friday is the most important day of the week for Chloe as she has a private singing lesson with Valerie. Chloe has been encouraged by Valerie to develop her singing of vocal techniques and performance skills with the ability to learn challenging music with enthusiasm.
Chloe recently completed her very first Prep music exam with the Royal School of music, where Valerie had Chloe well prepared, and is now progressing towards grade one with Valerie.
We as parents are so grateful to Valerie for all the hard work, dedication and commitment she has given to Chloe
Thanks a million Valerie
– Sharon & Greg Byrne
I have been receiving singing lessons from Valerie for over 3 years now. She has given me confidence to perform in front of other people. She teaches with passion which encourages her students to strive for the best. I have received up to grade 5 in classical singing, grade 4 in musical theatre and many other achievements so far in my time with Valerie and hope to continue into the future
– Nathan Carey, Student
Valerie has been a vocal coach to my son for the past 3 years. She is a fantastic teacher who instills confidence in her students. She helps them to further their studies in a helpful and encouraging manner and always has them extremely well prepared for their exams when the time comes.
I would highly recommend Valerie as a singing coach.
– Tina Carey, Parent
As a student of Valerie’s for nearly 10years, as I started with her at the age of 9, I could not fault her work. he brought me through all my Grades (1-8) and Medals(Gold, Bronze and Silver) all while making lessons fun yet focused.
She was always encouraging and gave me a choice as to what I would like to learn in accordance with exam pieces and also others which interested me.
She has a love for what she teaches and she shows this through her work which helped me to become inspired and more interested
in music beyond just singing and through her teaching and encouragement gave me the confidence to perform in front of crowds for which I will forever be thankful.
– Kayleigh Quinlan
Valerie and I have worked together on several projects over the years, from Waterford New Music Week tribute to Irish composer, John Kinsella, to a William Wallace concert in WIT. We have known each other from the days of the ‘A’ corridor out in the main WIT campus, which is now some 20 years! We have done several concerts together, and more recently Valerie gave the premiere of my song cycle, 5 Emily Dickinson Songs as part of a lunchtime concert in Waterford New Music Week. We have also performed together on numerous WIT Music School events in the past.
Working with Valerie is both rewarding and enjoyable at the same time. She has a certain versatility and flexibility of approach and each performance is always special! I thoroughly enjoy working with Valerie.
– Marian Ingoldsby
My daughter is 17 years old and has been a student of Valerie’s for the past ten years and during that time she has achieved her grades 1- 7 with both the Associated Board and the Royal Irish Academy and is currently studying for both grade 8 exams.
As well as that, in the past few years she has won various competitions like the William Vincent Wallace Memorial trophy and the Jennie Reddin cup at the EBS Feis Ceoil in the RDS.
My daughter also received the medal of excellence in her grade 7 Royal Irish Academy exam. It is with Valerie’s care and dedication that my daughter has been able to achieve these awards.
She is an outstanding teacher and I would highly recommend Valerie to any student for voice training.
– Orla Forristal