About 2017-07-25T00:09:58+00:00

Welcome to the Rockwell College Music Academy

It gives me great pleasure to announce the opening of this new facility within Rockwell College providing an inhouse service as well as to surrounding community. As a student, teacher, parent and examiner I have experienced firsthand the benefits of music education. I endeavour to share my passion for the subject and, along with other specialist tutors, nurture the talent of each individual. We have aspirations to be a hive of activity so come and join in the music making! 

Suzanne Buttimer
Rockwell College Music Academy

Rockwell College Music Academy Tutors


Nancy is a native of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. She is a Graduate of the Leinster School of Music and Drama, having studied for her Diploma under Anne Simpson. She specialises in Elocution, incorporating Speech & Drama and is an experienced teacher in South Tipperary, at both Primary and Secondary levels. She follows the Syllabus of the Irish Board of Speech and Drama up to Diploma level and facilitates one-to- one tuition as well as group classes. Nancy has been involved in the performing arts for a number of years and with a background in classical music, particularly enjoys choral singing.

Nancy is a member of the Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland.

Margaret Hoban is based in Naas, Co. Kildare. She holds a Music Performance and Teaching Diploma (ALCM) and a Masters (MA) in Traditional Irish Music Performance with piano as her main instrument and modules in concertina and harp.

Margaret has many years teaching experience in both traditional and classical music. She is a keyboard skills tutor in University of Limerick and also teaches in local music schools and a local Comhaltas branch.

Margaret has performed with various ensembles, groups and Ceili Bands. In recent years, she performed in France, Hawaii, Switzerland and Canadian Maritimes.

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Colin Harries is a native of Manchester who has lived in the south east of Ireland for the past fifteen years. Colin is a Classical guitarist who is adept in numerous musical styles, he studied under Michael O’Toole at the W.I.T. and attained an M.A. in classical performance there in 2014.

An experienced teacher in a number of styles Colin also teaches in the Dungarvan School of Trad and The Grennan College School of Music. He also tutors students in his locality in Fiddown Co. Kilkenny where he aims to raise the profile of both classical and traditional guitar.

Currently Colin performs both as a classical and traditional musician. His classical work comprises of mainly solo recitals as well as collaborations with other guitar players and ensembles in Ireland. His work in traditional music has seen him perform with numerous groups with whom he has toured Europe, North America and China as well as more local concerts at folk festivals around Ireland and Britain.