Aideen Ní Riada is a holistic singing coach helping people to reclaim their voice & learn to sing for fun. Originally from Ireland, Aideen currently lives in Michigan with her music producer husband Mike and their dog, Sushi.
Even after a childhood of singing in choirs and musicals and taking singing lessons throughout her college years, Aideen still didn’t believe in herself. At a personal development workshop in her late 20s, she was asked “what is your dream, Aideen?.” Her reply? “I want to be a singer but I can’t do that”.
“I was controlled by my insecurities and found it hard to feel confident with my creativity. When I found my true message and the most authentic part of myself, I suddenly found I was able to stand up and be seen, and what was a struggle began to feel easy and fun.
Now I am passionate about helping others to step out of the shadows into all they came here to be.”
Aideen studied Psychology in University College Dublin which has helped her to develop a teaching and mentoring style that helps students become more confident and overcome self-limiting beliefs. She has a diverse range of singing education and experience, from classical and jazz singing to speech level singing and the Estill Voice Training method. She has also been awarded a Diploma in Popular Vocal Music Teaching from London College of Music.
Aideen founded Confidence in Singing based on her passion for giving students the confidence to find their voice, face their fears and just have fun with singing through singing lessons and workshops. And she now also mentors women who are struggling to speak up in their home life, work or social lives.
Aideen also produces her own original music both as a solo artist and in the band Cosmic DNA.
Since launching Confidence in Singing in 2016, Aideen has been featured on RTE’s Nationwide, Beat 102 103, and South East Radio, with mentions for her work in Ireland’s Own and the health supplement of the Irish Independent.