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Ms Michelle Whelan

Michelle Whelan

Music Teacher

B.A. (Mod.Hons.Mus.), PGDip.Ed.Hons.Mus, Trinity College, Dublin

My teaching philosophy centres around inclusivity and fun. Every child has an expressive side and the most enjoyable part of my job is bringing out their creativity and seeing their confidence grow as they engage with the subject and their peers. Not only can music education aid social development, it can also assist students in their other academic work. In every lesson, I strive to bring out the best in my students, always with a sense of enjoyment. I have been lucky enough to travel extensively, performing in many renowned venues, as well as working in such diverse areas as a Conservatory to a Kenyan slum, as well as more recently in the Middle East. When not singing and dancing with a ukulele in my class I can be found cheering on my beloved Ireland rugby team, watching as many sports as possible, running badly (and slowly) or taking orders from friends and family to knit some weird and wonderful creations.