Visionaries School of the Arts

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The Visionaries School of the Arts is a quality of life initiative that offers people an opportunity to explore their creativity. It’s a unique learning environment specifically designed for people who are visually impaired and blind. The School’s ethos emphasises enrichment through engagement with the arts as a way of exploring and expressing one’s unique creativity.

The school facilitates the teaching of music to students of all ages who are living with sight loss. Currently we offer classes in piano, guitar, clarinet, tin whistle and flute. Depending on demand we also provide classes on creative writing, art-making, comedy improvisation and music appreciation.

Visionaries Choir

The Visionaries Choir is part of the School and, under the direction of Frank Kelly, made its debut at the Fighting Blindness Retina Conference in November 2015. They have since built on that success with summer concerts, carolling and yearly appearances at the Dublin International Choral Festival. The choir is always open to new members.

Instrument Donation

If you have a reasonable quality musical instrument at home, in good order but no longer required, perhaps you would consider donating it to the Visionaries Music School. In this way we can ensure that anyone who wants to can avail of some valuable musical tuition irrespective of their financial circumstances.

The Visionaries School of the Arts runs every Saturday in Dublin city centre. Small fees apply for certain classes. For more information on how to get involved, please call 01 674 6496 or email insight@fightingblindness.ie.