Rua Red & See Through Café Presents | The Benefits of Learning and Making Music

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This event took place live online on Monday, 11th May 2020.

The Benefits of Learning and Making Music

Join our guests Ema Stapleton and Yelida Power in a virtual choir, discover some new music and chat with the artists.

The See Through Café project is curated by visual artist Anca Danila, sociologist Evgeny Shtorn and Mother Tongues Festival curator Francesca La Morgia, presented in collaboration with Rua Red and supported by the South Dublin County Arts Office and Creative Ireland.

The See Through Café is a free and open space to meet new people who have an interest in art, diversity, community and who love to learn something new about places, people and creativity.

Meet the Artists

Ema Stapleton
Ema Stapleton is a composer and vocalist from Dublin who has been immersed in music for most of her life. Having studied music at undergrad and postgrad level, she is currently focusing on writing songs in response to the current climate in Ireland that has resulted from Covid-19. Her music takes influence from folk and alternative sources, and she is deeply inspired by other artists on the Irish music scene. Ema is relatively new to writing commercial songs as many of her previous compositions were instrumental, and she hopes to bring her positivity to others through music in this time of high uncertainty in the world.

Soundcloud | The Music Nerd

Yelida Power
Since arriving in Dublin Yelida Power has worked with primary schools in Dublin and Kildare teaching music. Yelida started the Piano Studio, a centre designed to teach music adapted to each individual style of learning including people with special needs. Her own methodology focuses on empowering people with expression techniques,mindfulness, making people feel happy and helping them to find a way of communicating freely through music.

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