Waltons New School of Music - Staff, Faculty, Teachers, Administration

Staff

'All music is beautiful.'
Billy Strayhorn


Waltons New School of Music's teaching faculty and administration staff are listed below by department. Names are linked to brief biographies on a separate web page.

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Administration

Director

John Mardirosian

Administration

Josephine Boyle
Simon Nugent
Orla Smith
Sarah Walsh

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Teaching Faculty

Drums & Percussion

Tommy Gray (drum kit)
Jim Magill (drum kit)
Hugh O'Byrne (drum kit)
Kevin O'Hare (Irish percussion, Introducing Bodhrán)
Marek Przekwas (African percussion, Afro-Cuban percussion, Introducing World Drumming)
John Sweeney (bodhrán)

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Ensembles

Alice Nolan (Flute Ensemble)
Cathy McEvoy (Sing Your Heart Out Choir)
David Mooney (Jazz Ensembles)

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Guitar & Bass

Michael Behan (acoustic / electric / jazz guitar)
John Clarke (acoustic guitar, Introducing Guitar for Adults)
Miguelangel Lejarza (classical / Spanish / flamenco guitar, Flamenco Guitar Basics course)
Francis Long (acoustic / electric guitar, Introducing Acoustic Guitar for Adults / Guitar for Children,
   Electric Blues Guitar Basics)
Michael McInerney (acoustic guitar, Acoustic Blues Guitar Basics, Fingerstyle Guitar Basics)
Brendan Maher (acoustic / electric / gypsy jazz guitar)
David Mooney (electric bass, jazz bass, acoustic / electric guitar)
Eoin Mulvany (classical / acoustic guitar)
Kevin O'Hare (traditional guitar)
John Sweeney (acoustic / electric / traditional guitar, Introducing Guitar for for Teens / for Adults,
   Trad Guitar Basics)
Brian Tavey (classical / acoustic / electric guitar)

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In-School Music Programme

Marta Burns (singing, pre-instrumental music)
John Clarke (guitar, songwriting)
Aoife Desmond (Irish fiddle, tin whistle)
Leanne Doyle (violin)
David Flood (guitar, ukulele, choir)
Sinéad Flynn (singing)
Éamonn Galldubh (guitar, tin whistle)
Ríona Sally Hartman (singing)
Solomon Ijigade (African music & dance)
Sam Kavanagh (guitar, singing, ukulele)
David Kennedy (guitar, Junior & Leaving Certificate Music)
Francis Long (guitar)
Cathy McEvoy (choir)
Brendan Maher (guitar, ukulele)
Sansão Maia (capoeira)
Clara Monahan (music therapy, songwriting)
David Mooney (guitar)
Clare Nolan (Junior & Leaving Certificate Music)
Lucie O'Flynn (violin, Irish fiddle)
Kevin O'Hare (bodhrán)
John Sweeney (guitar, tin whistle)
Tuula Voutilainen (singing, choir)
Carmel Whelan (choir, pre-instrumental music)

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Jazz

Michael Behan (guitar)
Peter Dobai (saxophone, clarinet)
Tommy Gray (drum kit)
Jenna Harris (voice, Jazz Vocal Workshop)
Ríona Sally Hartman (voice)
Michael McInerney (harmonica)
Jim Magill (drum kit)
David Mooney (double bass and electric bass, Jazz Blues Ensemble Workshop, Jazz Ensembles,
   Jazz Improvisation Basics)
Hugh O'Byrne (drum kit)
Darragh O'Kelly (piano)
Oleg Ponomarev (violin)
Suzanne Savage (voice)
Johnny Taylor (piano, Jazz Piano Basics)
SoYoung Yoon (piano)

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Junior & Leaving Certificate Music

Andrew Hogan (Junior Cert. Music)
David Kennedy (Junior & Leaving Cert. Music outreach courses)
Eoin Mulvany (Leaving Cert. Music Preliminary, Two-Year & Easter Revision Courses, Leaving Cert. Music
   Pre-Exam Revision Workshop)

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Music Technology

Francis Long (Introducing Music Technology, Music Technology for Post-Primary Students workshop)

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Outreach Workshops

Aoife Desmond (Sounds Irish)
Niall Donnelly (Songwriting & Music Production)
Brian Fleming (Sounds African)
Solomon Ijigade (Drumming Around the World & Sounds African)
Francis Long (Music Technology for Post-Primary Students)
Ian McTigue (Drumming Around the World & Sounds Irish)
Sansão Maia (Capoeira in the Classroom)
Daniela Quaresima (Capoeira in the Classroom)
Gavin Ralston (Songwriting & Music Production)
Kleber de Souza (Capoeira in the Classroom)

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Piano & Keyboard

Marta Burns
Kevin Corcoran
Sarah Cunningham
Barbara Dagg
Lenka Dobai
Vita Galla
Liza Hingerty (also Introducing Piano/Keyboard for Adults)
Andrew Hogan (also Introducing Piano/Keyboard for Adults)
Varazdat Khachatryan
Patrice Keegan
Niamh McCormack
Elisabeth Meuleman
Tamara Niekludow
Darragh O'Kelly (also jazz piano)
Anne Orr (piano accordion)
Ronan O'Sullivan
Johnny Taylor (also jazz piano, Jazz Piano Basics)
Thérèse Ward
SoYoung Yoon (also jazz piano)

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Pre-Instrumental (Early Years) Music

Marta Burns (pre-instrumental outreach courses)
Carmel Whelan (Music for Me courses, pre-instrumental outreach courses)

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String Instruments

Aoife Desmond (Irish fiddle, Introducing Irish Fiddle)
Leanne Doyle (violin, Introducing Violin for Children)
Elena Elioutina (violin, viola, Introducing Violin for Adults / for Children)
Beata Kmak (violin)
Martina Kozhuharov (cello)
Cathy McEvoy (bluegrass fiddle, Irish fiddle)
Sinéad Madden (Irish fiddle, Introducing Irish Fiddle)
David Mooney (double bass)
Junshi Murakami (Irish harp)
Niamh Ní Charra (Irish fiddle)
Lucie O'Flynn (violin, Irish fiddle)
Hilda O'Mahony (violin)
Oleg Ponomarev (classical, jazz/swing & Gypsy violin, viola)
Suzanne Savage (violin, Introducing Violin for Adults)
Sarolta Simo (violin, Introducing Violin for Adults)

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Theory, Musicianship & Songwriting

Michael Behan
John Clarke (songwriting, Songwriting Fundamentals for Teens)
Kevin Corcoran
Barbara Dagg
Tommy Gray (theory, musicianship & composition)
Andrew Hogan
Patrice Keegan
Kieran McEvoy (Songwriting Workshop)
Elisabeth Meuleman
David Mooney (Jazz Improvisation Basics)
Eoin Mulvany (theory, musicianship, composition, conducting, Leaving Cert. Music courses & workshops,
   Music Fundamentals, Sight Singing Made Easy)
Tamara Niekludow
Melanie O'Reilly (The Art & Craft of Songwriting)
Ronan O'Sullivan

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Traditional & Folk Instruments

Aoife Desmond (Irish fiddle, Introducing Irish Fiddle)
Éamonn Galldubh (uilleann pipes, flute, tin whistle)
Patrick Kiernan (5-string banjo, tenor banjo, Introducing 5-String Banjo)
Francis Long (mandolin, tenor banjo)
Harry Long (tin whistle, low whistle, Introducing Tin Whistle)
Cathy McEvoy (bluegrass fiddle, Irish fiddle)
Michael McInerney (guitar, harmonica, Acoustic Blues Guitar Basics, Fingerstyle Guitar Basics,
   Introducing Harmonica)
Sinéad Madden (Irish fiddle, Introducing Irish Fiddle)
Junshi Murakami (Irish harp)
Niamh Ní Charra (concertina, Irish fiddle)
Lucie O'Flynn (Irish fiddle)
Kevin O'Hare (bodhrán, guitar, Introducing Bodhrán)
Anne Orr (piano accordion)
Oleg Ponomarev (Gypsy violin)
John Sweeney (guitar, bodhrán, tin whistle, bouzouki, Trad Guitar Basics)
Carmel Whelan (sean-nós singing, flute, tin whistle)

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Voice (Singing)

Sarah Brady
Marta Burns
Janyce Condon
Sinéad Flynn (also Musical Theatre Workshop)
Jenna Harris (also Introducing Singing for Adults, Jazz Vocal Workshop)
Ríona Sally Hartman (also Introducing Singing for Adults, Pop/Rock Vocal Workshop)
Niamh McCormack (also Introducing Singing for Adults)
Cathy McEvoy (Sing Your Heart Out Choir)
Joan O'Malley (also Introducing Singing for Adults)
Suzanne Savage
Conleth Stanley
Carmel Whelan (sean-nós singing)

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Wind Instruments

Peter Dobai (saxophone, clarinet, recorder)
Éamonn Galldubh (traditional flute, uilleann pipes)
Michael McInerney (harmonica, Introducing Harmonica)
Kieran Moynihan (concert flute, piccolo)
Alice Nolan (concert flute, piccolo, Flute Ensemble)
Ronan O'Sullivan (clarinet, saxophone, recorder)


Located in Dublin city centre, Waltons New School of Music is a comprehensive music centre, combining music tuition of the highest standard with innovative approaches to music education. The New School offers tuition in the broadest range of instruments and subjects of any music school in Ireland, for students of all ages, levels and abilities.

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