Irish Music and Singing
Dawn Doherty teaches Irish music and singing lessons and music therapy sessions here at the Aisling Irish Community Center.
Weekly Traditional Irish Music and Singing Classes are held at the center for students from 3-15 years old, depending on the class. Classes are suitable for beginners and up, and older students must bring their own instrument and notepad.
Our Irish Music Munchkins group is for children from 3-5 years, with musical instruments provided. It’s a perfect way to introduce your child to Irish music and song from a young age!
We host a Tots & Music/Cairde Cheoil Class, as well, and small group and individual classes are available.
Céilí Band & Ballad Group
Members meet weekly to practice playing traditional Irish tunes and learn new ones. While practice is not open to the public, Céilí Band & Ballad Group perform regularly at special events and occasions through out the tri-state area and locally in Yonkers.
Young musicians are invited to audition to join each year. The date of the next audition has not been announced yet.
Dawn is an All-Ireland champion musician and Sean-nós singer. She has a BA degree and a master’s degree in Music Therapy.
She is the founder of Echo Music Therapy, which was set up in Co. Mayo to assist children with special needs including Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and behavioral issues. She also has extensive experience working with adults with Alzheimer’s, dementia, neurological disabilities, Parkinson’s, and MS. Dawn has provided children with music therapy by through Western Care and Enable Ireland. Her references speak for themselves!