The people and the passion behind Sing at Work
Meet our founders
Sing at Work was founded by two Irish Opera singers, Ross Scanlon and Linsey Dempsey, who through their years of performing and teaching began to see the potential in using singing to inspire motivation in day to day work life and business.
They share a passion for encouraging people to find not only their true voice, but also to boost motivation and a positive mental attitude.
Get to know...
I am passionate about mental health! One of the main reasons I set up Sing at Work is to show the power of the human voice and how it can help people cope with everyday stresses and strains. Whether you are humming Happy Birthday or belting out Beyonce, singing gets us out of our head, turns off our consciousness and allows us to live in the moment. The benefits of singing are endless and I can't wait for people to start experiencing them first hand.
Dark and stormy cocktails, fresh bed sheets and stand up comedy
Loud chewing and bad time keeping
More about Ross Scanlon
Tenor Ross Scanlon trained at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where he was awarded the Michael McNamara Gold Medal of excellence in performance and at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
At the Royal Academy of Music Opera School his roles included Lurcanio Ariodante, Masino La vera Costanza, Monostatos Die Zauberflöte and Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos.
Elsewhere, his roles have included Le Thérière L'Enfant et les sortlièges with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London, Hot Biscuit Paul Bunyan for Welsh National Opera, Irus The Return of Ulysses for Opera Collective Ireland, Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia for Opera Collective Ireland, Ed A Belfast Opera for NI Opera, Bookkeeper The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for OTC, Dublin, Remendado Carmen for Lyric Opera, Dublin and Tamino Die Zauberflöte for Glasthule Opera.
Ross sings widely in concert, his engagements including Alexander's Feast, Messiah and The Creation with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Messiah at the Halle Festival, Germany, at the Handel Music Festival, Dublin, and with the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra. Other oratorio's include Britten Saint Nicolas, Dvořák Stabat Mater, Handel's Coronation Anthems, Haydn Die Jahreszeiten and Missa in Tempore Belli, Mendelssohn Elijah and St Paul, Stainer Crucifixion, Mozart's Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore and Coronation Mass, Schubert's Mass in B flat, Jenkins 'The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace' and Goodall Eternal Light – A Requiem (Irish Premiere).
Recent and future engagements include performing for HRH, Prince of Wales, with The Ulster Orchestra, Belfast, Irish Premiere of Howard Goodall's Invictus: A Passion with Bray and Wicklow Choral Societies, Bach Magnificat and Respighi Lauda per la Nativtà del Signore with Ancór Choir, Limerick.
Ross is a member of the Vocal Faculty at the American College, Dublin where he lectures on the Musical Theatre Course and is also an Examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Get to know...
I am passionate about people! I set up Sing at Work because I believe singing can be life changing and I feel like we are only scratching the surface of the multitude of benefits connected to making sound.
I am convinced that the workplace is an area that singing can make a huge difference to everyone involved. I am excited to help people seek and find their true authentic voice.
A good book, good coffee and good company!
More about Linsey Dempsey
Soprano Linsey Dempsey 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, Bach's Christmas Oratorio (D.I.T), Faure's Requiem (St. Patrick's Cathedral) 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. 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 singing for President Mary McAleese at a private luncheon in Aras an Uachtarain, working with the Irish Special Olympic team using singing as a tool to motivate and energize the group before their competitions and winning the inaugural Christ Church Cathedral Choir Competition in 2017. For the past seven years Linsey lead the singing department in St. Andrews College Dublin, a position that she thoroughly enjoyed and in which she gained invaluable pedagogical knowledge. With over 20 years of experience and now a fully qualified yoga and meditation instructor, Linsey is focusing on the benefits of singing in the world of Health and Wellbeing.
What our clients say about Sing at Work
Here's some of our clients singing our praises!
"Linsey is a fabulous coach. She takes a very holistic approach to her craft, encouraging her students to step out of their comfort zones and to find their true voices. Highly recommended."Paul Dunne EMEA Channel Director & Alliances
"Ross gave me amazing one on one vocal coaching lessons. He taught me how to protect my voice with tailored warm ups for a vocal range I didn't know I had. He planned my lessons around areas I wanted to focus on specifically and really brought out the best in my voice."Louise Dempsey - Senior Investor Relations Administrator
"Singing lessons at work are fun and have great benefits for work in particular for presentations and meetings. In the vocal lessons I learn techniques to find my natural pitch for effortless speaking, breathing exercises train me how to calm down and get focused and working on a song helps to structure it all."Norbert Auer - Data Analyst
"[email protected] was such a breath of fresh air compared to other corporate activities. Ross was amazing at making my team feel at ease and really brought them all together. You do not have to be a singer to enjoy this at all, it was a great way to start the day off and really improved energy/communication and productivity!"
Zoe Smith - Managing Director, One Property Recruitment
"Singing requires complete focus, allowing the person to expel all worries and thoughts from their mind and focus on one pure action, essentially a form of meditation. Producing vocal sounds uses an array of muscles which can help relieve tension in the jaw, neck and shoulders. A short singing session can help a person feel renewed and refreshed and is something that people of all levels of experience can and should try."Ros O'Flaherty - Insurance