I started singing with Maureen Lawlor when I was 5 years old, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! Since then, she has encouraged me to really step out of my comfort zone and do the most and the best I can – from competing in feiseanna and other competitions; to performing both as a soloist and choir member at various concerts including the Ballina Proms event in 2017; to completing RIAM singing exams to Senior Certificate level in both Classical Singing and Musical Theatre and Popular Singing disciplines – the list goes on!
Thank you so much to Maureen for giving me so much guidance, so many opportunities, and for teaching me to hone a skill and a love for music that I will carry with me for life. You are one of the reasons why I hope to study Music at third-level next year!

Ellen, Mayo