Who we are…

Joanna Pearman AVCM (TD) ALCM BA Hons

  • Associate of Victoria College of Music – Diploma in Teaching Speech & Drama – Irish Music & Drama College
  • Associate of London College of Music – Piano Performance
  • Grade VIII Practical Pianoforte – Associated Board Royal School of Music (UK)
  • Grade VIII Music Theory – Associated Board Royal School of Music (UK)
  • Grade VIII and Sr Cert – Royal Irish Academy Music
  • Early Years Music Teacher – Kodály, Colourstrings, Kindermusik
  • BA Hons – Hospitality Management

Piano – lessons in Ardagh, Co. Longford. 

Speech & Drama develop valuable confidence and interpersonal skills for fun or for Graded exams.

Pitch & Pulse Productions – regular musicals open to all and giving children the opportunity to perform.

My thoughts…

Music is such a fun activity involvement in it should be made available to all children.  Through Pitch & Pulse, Ardagh Music Room I try to facilitate a music education/experience for everyone and keep it fun, un-pressured and non-competitive.

All children love to sing, dance and act however there comes an age where self-consciousness take over and opportunities to take part in these activities become limited – competitive, structured and constrained – Pitch & Pulse aims to be fun, active and available to all.  Try it and see!

Choral Director: Mihaela Adžić MA MusEd

Mihaela graduated from the Academy of Arts Osijek, Croatia, in 2011 with a Masters in Music Education.
She has a wide background of teaching music and leading choirs in both primary and secondary schools, and choirs in primary and secondary music schools.
In Croatia, Mihaela was the conductor of the Cibalae City Choir, in her hometown of Vinkovci. The development of a choir for teenagers and students within the parish was a great achievement for Mihaela and one of which she is most proud.
Mihaela also has experience in early years music education, teaching the piano using the Dogs & Birds method to children as young as 3 years and taking music into pre-schools.

“My first love is choir – everyone has a voice, a natural musical instrument that you always have with you. Singing has so many positive benefits to mental and physical health as well as being a social opportunity, I’d like to bring everyone together and Just Sing!”

Danna Davis ….from New York

Danna trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and has also studied acting at HB Studios and Michael Howard Studio in NYC. Danna has performed in many musicals in America and has appeared in the prestigious Lincoln Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Danna completed 2 sold out US tours with the Three Irish Tenors as a member of The Irish Divas.
In Ireland, Danna has performed in the National Concert Hall Christmas shows, in Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz playing the Wicked Witch and Sister Act playing Mother Superior. In Grease (Gaiety Theatre), Aspects of Love and JFK: A Musical Drama (Olympia Theatre), The Taffeta’s (Gaiety Theatre), Beyond Therapy and Creatures (Andrew’s Lane Theatre). In Northern Ireland, Danna has appeared in Simply Sondheim, which was commissioned by Northern Ireland Opera Fringe Festival and recorded and aired by the BBC. She has also been a featured soloist for Kevin Hough’s Theatre Nights Concerts recorded and broadcast on RTE Radio 1. She is also involved in creating voices for cartoon animation. Her credits include Norman Normal (TG4), Zombie Hotel (BBC) and The Ugly Duckling (Magma Films) and Ugly and Me (RTE),among many others.

Danna has peformed in London in ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’. This show had a successful run in Dublin at Andrews Lane Theatre and Pavillion Theatre. Danna has been a featured soloist in Noel Coward Centenary Concert, Kander and Ebb’s And The World Goes Round, The Great American Songwriters Series, The Glorious MGM Musicals Concerts at the National Concert Hall.
Her film credits include assistant vocal coach on the film Ella Enchanted. Her one-woman show has been well received in both Dublin and NYC. In NYC she has performed in the prestigious ‘Don’t Tell Mamma’ cabaret as well as the ‘Hideaway at Helen’s’ in Chelsea, both to critical acclaim! Her album …From New York, is available from CDBABY or for download on itunes.

Email: voice@ardaghmusicroom.com