We love to teach!

Evaleen Whelton

Founder of Konfident Kids


Hi I’m Evaleen. As well as running Konfident Kidz I also love to teach! I’ve studied speech & drama from a young age and hold 2 teaching diplomas from London College of Music. I like to keep busy so as well as this I am also a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and have a BComm (Hons) from UCC.

I absolutely adore working with kids and young adults. It’s their honesty, enthusiasm and imaginations which make my job so worthwhile. It is my firm belief that every child should be encouraged and praised constantly to develop into happy, healthy & successful adults. I set up Konfident Kidz to give children an opportunity to show off their talents and to give us another reason to encourage & praise them.

Since I started teaching over 14 years ago I love to encourage individuality in my pupils. I encourage them to voice opinions, come up with ideas and always explain how wonderful it is to see their imaginations working. With imagination there is no right or wrong answers.

I’m very lucky to have such a rewarding job and appreciate our pupils for making this so.

It is my firm belief that every child should be encouraged and praised constantly to develop into happy, healthy & successful adults

Aoife Clarke

Teacher


Theatre and drama are so important in my life. I delight in the fact that I can pass this on to a younger generation. I live, breathe and eat theatre, although I do occasionally take a break from it by reading a book, throwing dinner parties or taking out the knitting needles, all while listening to my extensive CD and vinyl collection.

I will always be grateful to my own mom, Máire, for sending me to my first Speech and Drama class. From those fun after school classes, I went on to study Drama and Theatre Studies and English in UCC, achieving a BA(hons), and completed two years in Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa where I gained valuable knowledge in theatre production, performance and workshop facilitation.

Exploration, discovery, and creativity are experiences I hope to provide in class. I feel that Konfident Kidz provides an environment where young people can express and have the freedom to discover new things about themselves, and a confident child is inspiring to anyone. I love hearing what the students have to say in class, listening to their ideas. Theatre allows children (and adults) to see their individual magic. It’s such a pleasure to see the students light up in class, seeing them smile and hear the laughter. The journey from the beginning of class to the end — and the children’s ability to learn so much so quickly — is always amazing.

Exploration, discovery, and creativity are experiences I hope to provide in class.