Experienced, successful piano teacher of children and adults

Experienced, successful piano teacher of children and adults


Lessons can be taken from the age of six (beginning of First Class), and the child beginner will start with an attractive colourful book (John Thomson’s Teaching Little Fingers to Play) which will have them reading music notes and playing with both hands after two or three lessons. This book takes on average a year and a half to complete during which time there are no scales or technical exercises to practise. Thereafter the young students progress to the Royal Irish Academy of Music Elementary, Preliminary and Primary Exam books. Alternatively they can merely continue playing for enjoyment without undergoing any exams.



Secondary School Students can be prepared for Junior and Leaving Cert piano practical exams. Alternatively teenagers can play just for fun, learning pop/rock songs on the keyboard or on the piano using the Fast Track approach.



All students can be prepared for the Royal Irish Academy of Music exams from Elementary to Grade 8 even adults. We have successfully guided many adult students through to a very high level in the RIAM exam system. The great majority of our piano pupils have achieved honours (80 or above) at all levels in RIAM exams.


Keyboard Lessons

The keyboard offers a completely different route to learning and playing music and requires a unique approach in teaching. By applying the full resources of the keyboard a relative beginner can sound like a rock group or an orchestra by using merely one finger at a time in each hand! Many young teens find this a particularly fun and exciting way of making music.

Contact Information

  • 106 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge,
    Dublin, County Dublin
    Republic of Ireland
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Additional User Information

Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Qualification: RIAM Grade 8; BA, H Dip Ed

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Did You Know Music Facts

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks)
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.

A DBS check may be needed for: certain jobs or voluntary work - eg working with children or in healthcare applying to foster or adopt a child There are different rules for getting a criminal record check in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Who can ask for a DBS check An employer can ask for a DBS check for certain roles. DBS eligibility guidance lists most roles that are eligible for a check. However, the guidance isnít comprehensive so contact DBS if unsure. Applicants (job candidates) canít do a criminal records check on themselves, but they can request a ëbasic disclosureí.

How to get a DBS check
  • The employer gets an application form from DBS or an umbrella body (a registered body that gives access to DBS checks).
  • The employer gives the applicant the form to fill in and return to them along with documents proving their identity.
  • The employer sends the completed application form to DBS or their umbrella body.
  • DBS sends a certificate to the applicant. The employer will have to ask the applicant to see the certificate.
If the applicant has subscribed to the DBS update service, the employer can check their certificate online.Basic disclosure If applicants need to run a check on themselves, they can get a ëbasic disclosureí with details of any unspent convictions from Disclosure Scotland (they can do this anywhere in the UK).Types of criminal records check There are 3 types of check. The employer or organisation running the check should provide the applicant with more information about the level of check required. Criminal record check applicants must be 16 or over.


This will check for spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and will take about 2 weeks.


This includes the same as the standard check plus any additional information held by local police thatís reasonably considered relevant to the workforce being applied for (adult, child or ëotherí workforce). It takes about 4 weeks.

Applicants and employers can use the DBS update service to keep a certificate up to date or carry out checks on a potential employeeís certificate.