BIO

Dee Power has been involved in musical performance since the age of 5. Having received distinctions in all piano grades up to Grade 8 with the Royal Irish Academy, she also holds a Grade 5 merit in Organ through the Associated Board.
 

As a solo performer, Dee has won 1st place and come highly commended in the Feis Maitiú sean-nós category. She performed as a classical soprano at St Fin Barre's Cathedral choir for 7 years, and was the soloist with the choir's performance for the inerval act in the prestigious International Choral Festival.

Having won a scholarship to study classical piano with Andrew Zolinksy, Head of Keyboard studies at London's Royal College of Music, she attended vocal masterclasses with Deborah Roberts, acclaimed soprano and co-founder of The Tallis Scholars. Dee has been working as a full time professional musician since 2012. As a solo artist performing her own original material, she has supported artists such as Lee Fields and the Expressions and Jack O' Rourke, as well as performing in the Beamish folk festival, and also as a session pianist in The Guinness Jazz Festival in the Metropole.

Dee's passion for teaching and working with younger students was kicked off by accompanying end of year grade examinations as an accompanist in 2013. From there she went on to accompany the end of year Christmas Concert with the Declan Woolfe stage school and enjoyed it so much she began to teach younger students privately. She enjoyed teaching and passing on her love of all genres, from sean-nós, to classical, soul to pop, so much that she began to spend less time performing in bands, and more time as piano teacher. where she feels fulfilled inspiring confidence, technique and enjoyment in the children she teaches. She is currently the musical director of Superstars Stage School where she teaches privately on a one to one basis and directs 2 choirs.
 

Besides teaching, and writing original material, Dee is still involved in a variety of bands around Cork, and features on piano and vocals on the debut EP of the 9 piece ska band, Pontious Pilot and the Naildrivers. During her time with The Naildrivers, Dee played a variety of gigs including the Electric Picnic festival on the Jerry Fish stage, as well as supporting the legendary band, The Beat. She guests as a session performer with a variety of bands and plays regularly as part of the folk duo, Go Rev. Dee is also currently undertaking a Diploma in Solo Piano Performance and recording a solo EP which she hopes to release in March 2021.