Who we are

Meet the  people and the passion behind EllaVoice…

A headshot photo showing Linsey Dempsey, Founder of EllaVoice

A trained opera singer with years of performing and teaching under her belt, Linsey intrinsically understands the importance of voice in all formats of communication and believes that the arts and music has a bigger role to play in health and growth for individuals, teams and businesses.

Linsey graduated with an honours Bachelor of Music degree from the TUD Conservatory of Music and Drama. A multiple prize-winner at various vocal competitions, she was also awarded the Dennis O’ Sullivan medal from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Linsey continued her studies in London.

Concert engagements have included most recently Elements a solo recital of Operatic arias, French, German, and Spanish songs in the John Field Room, NCH, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Faure’s Requiem and Hello, Jerry!, a musical evening at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, under the baton of John Wilson. Recitals have taken her as far as the UK and France, and as a member of the Trinity College Choral Scholars Linsey toured Italy with a recital series of sacred music and madrigals.

Operatic roles include Mercedes Carmen, Marcellina The Marriage of Figaro, Martha Faust and Giovanna in Rigoletto. Linsey is a past member of Opera Ireland and the Anna Livia Opera Festival with which she performed in Die Zauberflote, La Traviata, Les Pecheurs de Perles, Rigoletto, La Boheme, Samson et Dalila and Lucia di Lammermoor.

Highlights of Linsey’s career to date include performing for President Mary McAleese at a private luncheon in Aras an Uachtarain and working with the Irish Special Olympic team using singing as a tool to motivate and energize the group before their competitions . For the past seven years Linsey lead the singing department in St. Andrews College Dublin.

With over 20 years of experience and now a fully qualified yoga and meditation instructor , Linsey is focusing on the benefits of the voice in the world of Health and Well-being.

Meet the team

We strive to support talented musicians and teachers by providing a platform and network for freelance work. Below are some of the team who have delivered numerous projects for us.

Sheena Styles

Sheena is a multi-instrumentalist and music teacher from Dublin. Sheena teaches saxophone, piano (gold medal) and musical theatre and popular singing. She has also been very active in the Irish music industry over the last 10 years.

With over twelve years teaching experience and six years in a musical director role, she is an extremely organised and motivated teacher. .Sheena has a huge interest in using music to help heal. She uses her knowledge in music therapy during her lessons to make sure students can use their music lessons to learn to play and perform but also as a tool to help their mental health.

Harvey Coates

Harvey is an Anglo-Indian guitarist and music producer from Bristol with a strong background in folk music and traditional folk instruments. Harvey’s current pursuit is in the area of sound healing, and is doing extensive research into the best practices for using music and sound as a tool for meditation, and the scientific benefits that come with it. Harvey has an extensive personal experience of meditation and mindfulness practices, and is confident that sound can be used scientifically in order to inform and enhance traditional meditative practices.

Brian Gilligan

Brian qualified from Voice College London with a Higher Diploma in Contemporary Voice Teaching after obtaining both Degrees in Music Performance from The Royal Irish Academy of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from DCU. He has had a lengthy career as both a singer and actor in Musical Theatre appearing in critically acclaimed productions between London's West End and Irish stages in The Commitments, Once The Musical, Eugenius, Assassins, Faustus, Jimmy's Hall, Anglo The Musical, The Gaiety Panto, West Side Story and most recently Disney's The Lion King.

Lyndsey Connolly

Lyndsey holds a Music Therapy Master of Arts from the University of Limerick, Ireland. Prior to receiving her masters, Lyndsey graduated from BIMM Institute with a degree in Commercial Modern Music; specialising in voice and pedagogy. She is passionate about the use of the singing voice and how it can have a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of others. She is currently training to be a voice psychotherapist at the Music Psychotherapy Centre in New York, under the tutelage of Diane Austin.

Klaas Jan de Vries

Music is his first love, his habitat, according to his best friend. Klaas Jan directs you with certainty to the place where your heart starts singing. You will experience the joy of connecting through sound instantly. You will learn to feel sounds intimately. Change the world with your vibrancy!

Nandani Maria Sinha

Nandani Maria Sinha is internationally acclaimed for her passionate performances and presence. She is a favourite mezzo-soprano in Southern California, performing regularly with Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, California Philharmonic, and Redlands Symphony. As a teacher Nani has taught as a master voice teacher for LA Opera, Hollywood films, and Music for Medicine.

Oto Winkler

Oto is a qualified personal trainer, nutrition consultant and fitness instructor with over 12 years of experience. He specializes in motivation, strength training, weight loss and healthy living. He enjoys sports, fitness, nutrition, and sound therapy, and he offers one-on-one sessions and workshops. Oto is committed to helping others achieve their lifestyle goals, while pursuing his own personal development.

Tiarnán Shortt

Tiarnán completed his Bachelor of Music in the TU Dublin Conservatoire of Music and Drama, graduating with a First Class Honours and specialising in music pedagogy. He teaches singing as a form of self-expression, grounded in healthy techniques which can be transferred to all aspects of life from mindfulness to public speaking to overall vocal and physical health. Singing should be a fun and exciting activity and this is at the heart of his teaching ethos.

Annalisa Monticelli

Accompanist, teacher, opera coach and performer. Specialisations in solo piano and chamber music (performance and instructing); orchestral keyboards (Piano, Celesta, Harpsichord, Organ); voice, jazz and choral performance; experience coaching choirs and high school rock bands; Latin and Spanish music research and performance; Choral conductor and arranger; teaching music for the early ages; Jazz Studies: Piano and voice / arranging and improvisation. Speaks fluent English, Italian and Spanish.

Eiméar Harper

Eiméar Harper is an Irish soprano, who holds a Bachelor of Music, specialising in Pedagogy. Eiméar is passionate about high quality, tailored teaching, and her aim is to guide singers as they explore and discover their unique and valuable voices.

Leslie Davis

Originally from Canada, Leslie received a Bachelor of Music from Acadia University and a Masters in Music from the University of Victoria. She trained on the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music (MA/DipRAM), after receiving a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Leslie is passionate about well being and spends her time off stage practicing qi gong, pilates, yoga, and swimming – all activities that explore the breath.