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Originally from Donegal, Séimí is a final year Music Education student in Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Séimí has been teaching piano, musicianship, music theory and pre-instrumental classes for the past six years now, previously teaching in Ward’s School of Music and Caroline’s School of Music, Donegal. In 2011, Séimí founded the TV3 award-winning Mini Crotchets; a peer-led music education group, where he taught music to over 300 young people in schools across Donegal and also devised a music programme for adults with an intellectual disability. In 2016, Séimí studied in the famous Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy, Hungary where he studied piano under Aniko Novak, voice under Yanos Klezli and musicianship under Bori Szirányi; in which he received an ‘Outstanding Achievement’. Back in Dublin, Séimí taught ‘Music Pedagogy’ tutorials in Trinity College Dublin to B.Mus.Ed. Junior Freshman students in 2017, and gave a workshop on Musical Theatre on TCD’s Masters of Music and Drama Education (M.Ed) in July 2017. He is also an adjudicator for solo singing, choirs and performing ensembles with Scor na nÓg, and accompanist for St. Mary’s Church, Killymard choir. He was delighted to accompany St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School’s choir for Michaelmas Term 2016, playing in the National Concert Hall and Sligo Cathedral. Séimí has given several up-skilling workshops to primary school teachers in Dublin and Donegal on ‘teaching music in the primary classroom using the Kodály approach’.
Séimí’s other experience lies in musical theatre, where he has directed musicals for Bosco Productions; Les Miserables (September 2016, January 2017), Cinderella (January 2016). Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (December 2014) Caisleáin Óir the Musical (August 2014), My My Matilda (September 2013), Trinity Halls, Dublin; Hairspray (April 2015) and A Chorus Line (December 2015), St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School; Sugar - Some Like it Hot (December 2016) and his own productions of the Mairead Ní Ghrada’s ‘An Triail’ (Abbey Arts Centre, 2015). In 2014, Séimí directed and conducted an extract of Bugsy Malone for world-renowned director, Lord David Puttnam’s concert, Puttnam plays Puttnam in the National Convention Centre, Dublin and in 2015 co-founded Trinity Musical Theatre Society and directed their inaugural production of West Side Story in the O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin (March 2017). He is delighted to have been reappointed as director for this year’s production of Evita (March 2018). Séimí most recently founded Donegal Youth Musical Theatre (DYMT) and directed their inaugural production and North West premier of Phantom of the Opera (An Grianan Theatre, August 2017).