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!
Rockwell College Music Academy
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On return to Tipperary in 2010 Suzanne undertook her Speech and Drama teaching diploma with Miriam Daly accredited by Royal Victoria College, London. In 2013 she was added to the panel of local centre examiners for the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Suzanne also accompanies grade exams, recitals, auditions and Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate practicals.
Suzanne’s main interests are Musical Theatre and Music Therapy. The latter demonstrated in her voluntary position as Lead Musical Director for ‘Something to Sing About- global choir for cancer survivors’ from 2013-2016. Suzanne has been involved in numerous shows both on stage, in the pit, conducting and directing.
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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.
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.
both individual and group settings in Thurles, Tipperary where her professional engagements included position of Musical Director for the Tipperary Constituent of the National Childrens’ Choir.
During this time, she became passionate about an effective approach to community music-making and group-teaching. In 2015, she completed a Diploma in Community and Group Music Teaching with the Royal Irish
Academy of Music. She firmly believes that the effective way to introduce anyone to music, young or old, is through movement and singing. For Sarah, an effective approach must span pop, classical and
folk music genres.
Last year she undertook an MA in Kodály Music Pedagogy from the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy, Hungary. This has influenced her approach to working creatively with children and singing groups. During her time in Hungary, she also completed a Diploma in Vocal Pedagogy which saw her give numerous public performances in Kecskemét and Budapest. She has recently returned from a position as vocal coach on a summer course with the Csíkszerda Community Choir in Szeghalom,
Eoin grew up in Clonmel, Ireland, playing clarinet and trumpet in the youth band in Banna Chluain Meala, before spending time as conductor and arranger. He studied for a BA Music in WIT, graduating with a graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in 2001, majoring in composition, and also being awarded with the Good Shepherd Arts Award. He then graduated from University College Cork with a Higher Diploma in Education in 2002. And he studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London between 2005 and 2007, graduating with an MA Composition.
His music has been performed in Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, and USA, and was featured in an exhibition at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York. Eoin is in demand as an arranger, particularly of wind music, and has written for numerous award-winning bands throughout Europe, many of whom he has taught and worked with as a consultant.
Eoin has maintained his links with the music education sector, involved in teaching a number of different projects, and has been involved in creating music for a number of other performing groups, and working in schools (Eoin is a fully qualified teacher), including co-directing the school musical at Rockwell College recently. Eoin continues to play various brass and woodwind instruments in different ensembles, and is in demand as a teacher at various bands throughout the country.
Therese’s first love is musical theatre. A past performer with Pauline Dwan school of dance and Phoenix Productions, where she held the role of Dance Captain for several years, Therese now directs and choreographs musicals in schools around the country.
She holds a postgraduate diploma in stage management and worked for many years in the UK and across the world as a production manager, most notably at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at the Royal Albert Hall.
responds and learns through music.
Originally from Sydney, Jayne had the privilege of growing up in a musical family and from a young age studied Classical Violin playing with the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra and various string ensembles. From a very early age she discovered her singing voice and has sung extensively in many choral groups and choirs in Australia and Ireland.
Now calling Tipperary home, Jayne is committed to sharing her experience and love of music with young and not-so- young in her community. In recent years she has been instrumental in establishing and directing a local adult choir and has been involved in various choral projects with the local Arts Festival. Jayne has had the
pleasure of directing a number of choral projects with one of the local primary schools and she has established various pop up youth choirs for special occasions.
Peter is the current Musical Director of Clonmel’s concert and marching band, Banna Chluain Meala. He is also a member of the Clonmel Concert Band, The Premier Swing Band, The Opus Pocus Big Band, Tipperary Millennium Orchestra and more. His main
instruments are trumpet and regularly plays for musicals both locally and further afield. Peter also works in several schools locally focussing on training Primary school bands.
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She is one of the founding members and musical director of Cahir to Sing – a ladies’ choir based in Cahir which seeks to build community through singing and through members connecting artistically with each other.
Fidelma’s main interest is in Church Music and she is organist at St. Mary’s Church, Cahir where she began a young organists’ programme in 2016 to encourage children to participate in music in the liturgy.
She has been involved in numerous performances both as accompanist and conductor and accordionist with an Argentine Tango Trio.
During her time in college she completed two recitals and has accompanied numerous student recitals over the last four years. She has been a member of the CSM Symphony Orchestra for the last four years and was the leader of the Double Bass section this year. As well as this ensemble, she was also a member of the CSM Jazz Band and has arranged her own original music for this band which was recorded at the end of the year. Annie also plays Bass Guitar every weekend with one of Ireland’s most popular Wedding Bands The Papa Zitas, which consists of ten members. She has been a member of this band for the last three years. Annie started her own Jazz Quartet The Fenix Quartet, who play every second Thursday in Cork City and who will be performing extensively for the Guinness Jazz Festival this coming October.
Annie’s first love is playing for musical theatre shows and performances. She has been lucky enough to play for many societies around the country. Annie is a former student of the
Ursuline secondary school in Thurles and has been involved in the school musicals. She was delighted to play bass in the pit for Oklahoma, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserable, Oliver and Joseph and his Techni-Colour Dreamcoat. Annie has also played for Thurles Musical Society for their productions of Titanic and Calamity Jane. She has also played for three CIT Musical Society shows during her time in college including Carrie, Bare and Bad Girls. She also got the opportunity to play with Phoenix Productions this year for their production of Into The Woods. Annie was involved in Let’s Create this July, a creative summer camp run by Eamonn Shanahan. Here, she taught singing for the week as well as lyric writing. At the end of the week, she accompanied the children for their showcase on piano and guitar.
Nicole is very passionate about music education, especially at primary school level. As part of her BMus degree Nicole took Class Teaching Modules which focused on teaching children basic musical concepts using the Kodaly Method. She teaches the RIAM Cara Awards here at Rockwell College Music Academy. Nicole also teaches in St. Angela’s Academy of Music, Thurles.