Mad About The Voice Ireland

Founded in 2014 by Dr Caren Hession and Joshua Alamu, MATVI offers vocal mentorship and tuition to aspiring singers of all levels and abilities. Based on current research in the field of Voice Science and Pedagogy, MATVI adopts a unique teaching philosophy, which is integral to its practice.

Fostering a solution-orientated approach to vocal education, MATVI strives to provide artists with the necessary support to freely explore and express their authentic potential - a potential that is ultimately grown from within. As such, nurturing creativity, instilling vocal excellence and providing access to leading industry tuition forms the heart of MATVI, where artists can develop their voice with passion and purpose.

Why be trained by us?

  • Industry Connected

    Mad About The Voice Ireland (MATVI) is well connected to leading Industry Professionals, from huge profile mentors to successful signed artists in the popular music industry, as well as the UK's most highly acclaimed Artist Development Programme - 'Ultimate Artists'

  • Unique Teaching Philosophy

    Our solution-orientated teaching philosophy aims to promote self-belief, adopt positive change, instil discipline, inspire purpose and motivate education in singers of all levels and abilities by nurturing talent, fostering creativity and embracing mistakes in a safe and supportive environment

  • Opportunities for Development

    With our primary aim being to support, educate and mentor singers in achieving their unique vocal vision, we regularly offer fun and creative development opportunities through our Industry Mentorship Events, Green Room Band Sessions, Student Showcases, Community Choir and Professional Development Programme.

  • Research-Led Education

    Our tuition is based on current research in the field of Voice Science, Rhythm and Beat Perception and Pedagogy, passionately providing dedicated tailored tuition, as well as access to leading educators and researchers in the world of voice studies

  • Specialist in Special Needs

    With over ten years' experience working in the area of Special Needs, Caren Hession (PhD) has conducted, published and presented pioneering research in the field of Equine Therapy on many prestigious international platforms, helping individuals to realise, achieve and discover more about their potential as creative and independent individuals


  • "The focus on me as an individual artist was fantastic because it took away the need for me to compare myself to other people, which I had been doing for a long, long time. So I'm no longer in this race with all these other singers, it's just literally everyone doing their best, and working hard"
    Louise O'Sullivan - Singer Songwriter, Kerry

  • "Mad about the Voice Ireland has given me the tools and platforms to develop and showcase my talent. They have brought my voice and vocal abilities to a whole new level... I am singing songs I never thought possible!"
    Laura Phelan, Winner of Ultimate Artists 2016 Award, Galway

  • "Mad About The Voice Ireland trains you vocally and I think mentally as well... They really help you to become the kind of artist you want to be...They've also taught me that's it ok not to get every audition or win every competition I enter, that every no, is a yes in a different area"
    Bethan McKenna - Teen Star Finalist, Westmeath