Musical Society Academy has new tutoring line up

The Carrick on Suir Musical Society Arts Academy is very pleased to announce a new tutoring and management line up: Fiona Hennessy, Academy Principal / Speech and Drama Coach, Siobhán Grace, Music Coach and Vice-Principal, Amy Walsh, Dance Coach and Irene Malone Speech and Drama Coach.

The Carrick on Suir Musical Society Arts Academy is very pleased to announce a new tutoring and management line up: Fiona Hennessy, Academy Principal / Speech and Drama Coach, Siobhán Grace, Music Coach and Vice-Principal, Amy Walsh, Dance Coach and Irene Malone Speech and Drama Coach.

The new teaching staff of the Academy holds a vast wealth of qualifications and experience, including a Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama and is also affiliated to The Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. A H.Dip in Secondary Education, H.Dip in Primary Education, Degree in Early Childhood Studies to mention a few. All our coaches are highly experienced, both on stage and off. Between them holding three decades of treading the boards, directing, choreographing and producing shows. It is this knowledge and guidance that our tutors will impart in the Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society Arts Academy.

The Academy aims to foster teamwork, confidence, physical fitness, social skills, improve motor skills, rhythm, musicality, hand eye co-ordination and performance standard. All this in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere; where they will meet new friends and be encouraged to participate and perform in shows.

Registration forms are now available online for download on the www.carrickmusicals.com home page, just follow the instructions.

The Musical Society would like to acknowledge the enormous effort that Padraig Sheehan has made since the foundation of the Academy. As the driving force behind the Academy in its early years, as its Director / Producer in later years. His voluntary commitment to this project should be seen as an enormous commitment not only to the Musical Society but to the town and hinterland of Carrick, to enrich those who participate, our younger generation with the art of theatre performance and production. A lot has been made at the Olympics over the last couple of weeks about empowering our youth, with the tag line “Inspire a Generation”, they are absolutely right, our youth is our future, and in the Musical Society Arts Academy we have been doing this for many a year and hopefully we will continue . Many thanks to Padraig and enjoy what will hopefully be a short sabbatical.

It is panto time again. If you want to be involved we will be holding a launch night in the theatre coffee dock / bar on Thursday, August 30, at 8pm.

We would like to thank the people of the town and its surrounding areas for their generosity in supporting our recent flag day.