Tricia Devlin has been the Assistant Director of the Phil Kids' choirs since 2012. In earlier years she worked closely alongside
Christopher Bell, and has undertaken Kodały and conducting training under the auspices of NYCOS.
Educated at Coleraine High School, Tricia went on to graduate from Stranmillis University College with a B.Ed(Hons) degree in
primary education, specialising in music. Whilst there, she studied piano and organ under the late Dr Harry Grindle, founder of
'The Priory Singers', whom she would identify as one of the most significant influences upon her interest in choral music.
Tricia embarked upon her teaching career in Strandtown Primary School, firstly teaching upper primary classes, and then as a music specialist throughout the school, whilst working closely with the then Head of Music, Valerie Ireland, on all aspects of extra-curricular music.
Tricia has worked extensively with children in the past 25 years, both as a classroom schoolteacher, and in her freelance singing, piano and musicianship teaching. Her current work is as a P4 part-time teacher in the preparatory department of Strathearn School. She has been Director of Music at All Saints’ Church, University Street for over 20 years, and continues to sing with the chamber choir 'The Priory Singers'.
YOUTH CHOIRS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR