Dr. Trish Rooney
Ed.D, MA, BMus, LLCM, DipLCM, ALCM, ATCL, LRSL, FLCM
Dr. Trish Rooney is a vocal coach, singer, researcher and director of the Academy of Popular Music.
She completed her Doctorate in Music Education at the Institute of Education, London with supervisor Professor Susan Hallam.
Voice of Ireland vocal coach Trish is currently a voice lecturer on the MA and BA in Popular Music at the CIT Cork School of Music, is an advanced CoreSinging™ Teacher and Vocology in Practice Coach (VIP). http://vocologyinpractice.com
A published author on the topic of music education Trish is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research (IJLTER) and has presented her work at Oxford University, Athens Institute of Education, Vienna University for Music and the Arts, as well as other International Conferences.
Her research on the formal learning practices of popular musicians will be presented at the upcoming World Congress on Education (July 2018).
Dr. Rooney has worked extensively in the music industry, touring/recording with high profile acts and was the dedicated vocal coach for RTE’s The Voice of Ireland. Her students have performed on The Voice of Ireland, The Voice UK, The Late Late Toyshow, with Shane Filan & Daniel O’ Donnell on RTE and for president M.D Higgins.
With a first class honors degree and Master’s degree in flute performance from the Cork School of Music she has also been a member of and performed with many ensembles down through the years including the Cork Youth Orchestra, Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Cork Pops Orchestra, Cork Chamber Orchestra, CSM Wind Ensemble and Vocal Chamber group, and the International Youth Wind Orchestra.
For more information, links to videos, publications, testimonials and updates visit www.trishrooney.ie
Research presented at:
The Institute of Education, London – Summer Conference 2012
‘Stories’ Conference, University of Oxford, 2013
Institute of Education Poster Conference, 2013
SMEI (Society for Music Education in Ireland), Cork School of Music, 2014
Athens Institute of Education, 2015
Music Education Solutions Singing Strategy Symposium, Birmingham, 2016
European Music School Symposium: October 2017
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Department of Cultural Management
Embracing the music of our time: an exploration of the educational, social and personal growth of musicians studying popular music at 2nd and 3rd level. A follow up study.
SMEI Conference Dublin Nov. 2017
Presentation & Vocal Workshop
Voice Geek Conference, April 2018, London.
World Congress on Education, July 2017, Dublin
“The Understanding of Contemporary Vocal pedagogy and the Teaching Methods of Internationally Acclaimed Vocal Coaches”
“Embracing the music of our time: an exploration of the benefits of teaching popular music in small groups”
Educate Journal http://www.educatejournal.org/index.php/educate/article/view/350
“Sociology and Music Education” Book Review
Educate Journal http://www.educatejournal.org/index.php/educate/article/view/391
Editor & Reviewer at The International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research
Recent Further Education:
Certified CoreSinging Teacher with Dr. Meribeth Dayme
Advanced CoreSinging Teacher with Dr. Meribeth Dayme
Vocology in Practice (VIP) Coach Training with Chris Johnson
As part of her Doctoral studies Trish was lucky enough to work with and learn from the greatest (celebrity) vocal coaches in the world from L.A to New York and beyond. Pop Singing and Education is her greatest passion and she aims to be the very best vocal teacher she can be. Life-long learning is very important for Trish and she will continue to seek out new techniques and keep abreast of the latest developments in vocal education.
With a first class honors degree and Master’s degree in flute performance from the Cork School of Music she has also been a member of and performed with many ensembles down through the years including the Cork Youth Orchestra, Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Cork Pops Orchestra, Cork Chamber Orchestra, CSM Wind Ensemble and Vocal Chamber group, and the International Youth Wind Orchestra. Trish also performed Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G major in the National Concert Hall as a high achiever of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Trish studied classical singing with Rob Craig at the Cork School of Music for 6 years before deciding that pop singing was her true area of interest. This led her to study with pop vocal coaches in London initially and now coaches from all over the world!
Instruments played include Flute (MA), Saxophone (ATCL), Violin (Grade 8), Piano (Grade 8)
Current and past vocal coaches:
Debra Byrd (known as ‘Byrd’) – The Vocal Coach’s Vocal Coach, Celebrity Vocal Coach and American Idol/Canadian Idol Vocal Coach and Arranger, Los Angeles – www.debrabyrd.com
Jaime Vendera – Voice Strengthening Specialist and Mythbuster – www.jaimevendera.com
Renee Grant Williams – Celebrity Vocal Coach, Nashville – www.myvoicecoach.com
Anne Marie Speed – Professor, Vocal Faculty, Musical Theatre Course, Royal Academy of Music, London; ‘Estill’ Voice Specialist and X Factor UK Vocal Coach – www.thevoiceexplained.com
Dr. Jenevora Williams – Specialist in young voices, teacher and coach for solo and choral singers, singing teachers and choral directors. www.jenevorawilliams.com
Natalie Williams – Soul/jazz singer-songwriter. Soul Family Sundays. Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London –Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.
Hannah Northedge – Jazz and Pop Singer and Director at Voicecity www.hannahnorthedge.co.uk and www.voicecity.co.uk
Nina Kristofferson – www.ninakristoffersonsbillieholidaystory.com
Eric Arceneaux – Vocal Coach U.S – www.aapproach.com
Rob Craig – Cork School of Music
Other Professional Development courses:
- Estill 5 day complete course, Royal Academy of Music, London
- Estill – Belting the Basics Explained, Royal Academy of Music, London
- Estill – Advanced Belting, Royal Academy of Music, London
- CoreSinging Certified Teacher with Dr. Meribeth Dayme – Vocal Coach and Author – www.coresinging.org
- Dr Daniel Zangger Borch – Singing in Popular Music ‘Artistic, Physiological and Pedagogical Aspects’