Sinead Buckley received her teaching diploma with The London Academy of Music & Drama Art (LAMDA) over 20 years ago and has been involved in drama and acting all her life. She has been teaching privately in Blarney since 2010.
She is currently the Secretary for Bluehat Productions in Whitechurch and through Bluehat she has been involved in the One Act All Ireland Circuit twice and acted in a number of their plays locally since she joined in 2013. She was also a founding and committee member of Footlights Youth Theatre. In her younger years she won several medals in Feis Maithiu Corcaigh and was a member of Activate Youth Theatre with the Graffiti Theatre Company. She has performed throughout her life in Cork, Dublin and abroad and brings that knowledge and experience to each of her classes.
The focus is not about being on stage but being able to be confident in everyday situations, therefore a number of elements are used in class:-
- Empowerment & Confidence.
- Public Speaking.
- The use of imagination & memory.
- Drama & Acting.
- Speech & The Variation of Speech.
Each of the above is tailored to the students that are being taught.
Sinead thoroughly enjoys working with children and seeing the progression in their abilities and confidence. She produces, scripts and directs and ends year academic year with a show e.g. Empowerment – This Is Me, A Night of Fairy Tales, A Night of Musicals to name but a few.