Spot On - Performance Class for Singers

  • Date(s)
    Wednesdays from 25th January 2023 (5:00 - 6:30 PM)
  • Duration
    8 weeks
  • Mode of Delivery
    In Person
  • Venue
    Royal Irish Academy of Music
  • Fee
    €225 / €175 (Students Discount - incl. RIAM AD-Group learners)

Course Introduction

Unique opportunity for intermediate and advanced-level singers to equip themselves with a singer's toolkit, essential for a polished, confident and audience-winning performance.

In this 8-week performance class you will address the following:

  • Platform technique
  • Repertoire
  • Performance skills: how to present yourself on stage
  • Languages and diction in chosen repertoire
  • What to wear and what not to wear


Work on your individual repertoire (all genres welcome, from classical to jazz and pop).

A professional accompanist will be available to support participants during their performances.


Discount for Students

This course will be available at a discounted rate for students (incl. adult learners who have participated in AD-Group classes in the current term Sep-Dec 2022)

Please note: Booking this course at the student rate is subject to providing further information about your current Student Status (in the registration form) - for AD-Group participants, please list your current class(es).

Failing to provide that information (when selecting student rate) may result in a manual balance charge (standard rate) and a possible additional administration surcharge before you can be admitted to the course.


Course Tutor

Sylvia O’Regan is a former Head of Faculty, and current Lecturer in Singing at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.

She is a graduate of NUI Maynooth with a Masters in Performance and Musicology, and holds a BA and Higher Diploma in Education from University College Dublin. She also holds both a Licentiate and Fellowship from Trinity College London. 

An accomplished performer, she has been regularly engaged for concerts and recitals in the major Irish venues. She has also been soloist in concerts and operas in Italy, Spain and throughout the UK. She has sung roles for Opera Ireland in the Gaiety Theatre and for the national broadcasting station, RTE; the RTE Proms, and has made numerous appearances on RTE Radio and TV. 

Sylvia won critical acclaim for the role of Mercedes at the National Arts Centre in Canada, as part of the late Bernadette Greevy’s production of Carmen, which was recorded for National Canadian, South American and Dutch radio and television networks. 

In addition, she won many prizes and awards for singing, not the least of which were scholarships to study at several of the courses on the Britten-Pears Programme at Aldeburgh in the UK. Out of the French Song Course, she was invited to study with renowned soprano Suzanne Danco in Florence, as her scholarship student. Prior to that, she studied in London with Laura Sarti. 

She has given workshops throughout Ireland, including to the RTE Philharmonic Choir; Soundset Ensemble, and as part of the National Concert Hall Education Outreach team.  She has also given master classes at the National Concert Hall, and the Yorke Trust in the UK.  

Sylvia was a vocal consultant for various choirs, and at choral summer schools, including Ulster Youth Choir, and Anúna.  

She has also presented lecture workshops, on Singing technique, at conferences for the Society of Musicologists in Ireland and the Society of Music Education in Ireland. In addition, she is regularly sought after to adjudicate at competitions and examinations. 

Sylvia is fast becoming regarded as one of Ireland’s most successful singing teachers: students have had many competition wins, including Feis Ceoil, and at international level. 


Entry Requirement

Participants min. age: 18+

Level:  Intermediate and Advanced Level Singers