Virginia Kerr – Tutor
(MSc. Psychotherapy) is one of the most distinguished Irish sopranos of her generation, equally well known on the operatic stage, concert and oratorio platform and as a recitalist.
She has sungwith many of the world’s leading orchestras and her operatic and concert performances have taken her to opera houses and concert halls across the globe.
In addition to a busy singing career, Virginia is Professor of Voice at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is a member of the vocal faculty of NUI Maynooth. She takes a very holistic approach to her teaching of singing, incorporating her training in psychology and body work into her vocal tuition.
A keen interest in the workings of the psyche of musicians and performers led Virginia to pursue an MSc in Psychotherapy. Virginia specialises in working with performers who suffer from performance anxiety. Following her graduation from Turning Point Institute, she wrote the first in a series of monographs, published by TPI, entitled Stage Fright.
She lectures in performance psychology at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in addition to working privately at her private psychotherapy practice in Dublin.
Virginia has been a member of the faculty team at Turning Point Institute as a tutor since 2017.
Teaching Subject: Skills and Group Process