From our new location at Studio 55, Main Street, Arklow, The Penston Vocal Academy provides the best in vocal instruction to singers of all ages, training students in all musical genres from musical theatre to popular, sacred and classical music. Emphasis is given to anatomical awareness in vocal production, and the development and maintenance of a healthy voice.
Theory, sight reading, and aural awareness preparation for Royal Irish Academy singing exams are also included, and students are prepared, within a group environment, for solo and ensemble performances and competitions. Classes are for boys and girls and private tuition is available on a limited basis.
Most importantly, the Academy specialises in advanced choral training and groups compete and perform at national level throughout the year.
A passion for performance, a secure musical ear and a good singing voice are essential entry requirements to the Academy.
3.15 - 4pm - Beginners Class
Vocal training, sight-reading and aural awareness for ages 5 - 8
4pm - 5pm - Junior Class
Grade 1 - 4 Theory and aural class - Unison/Solo & Two-Part Choir
5pm - 6pm – Ensemble (Junior & Senior)
Choral class -Three-Part Choir
6pm - 7pm - Senior Class.
Grade 5 - 8 Theory and aural class - Unison/Solo & 2/3 part work
Generally, the 4-5pm class facilitates primary school students, and the 6-7pm class, secondary school students, but there may be some overlap involved to suit some students.
Our three 11-week terms are:
Sept 8th- Nov 24th (Mid-term Break Oct 25 - Nov 1)
Dec 2nd – March 2nd (Christmas Break Dec 21- Jan 12)
March 9th - May 25th (Easter Break April 25 - May 2)
Fees for each 11-week term are:
Beginners class - €99
Junior and Senior students - 2 hours: €165
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