About UsPiano Student

The Academy provides musicianship classes and instrumental tuition to all age groups from beginners level to advanced.  All of our teachers are fully qualified, highly regarded and experienced, offering superior quality musical education to our students.We offer a wide range of classes to suit all.

Directors:

Martina Burgoyne B.A.(Music Hons), A.V.C.M., L.V.C.M., Grad.Dip I.T. (Mfg.Eng)

Martina has an Honors Bachelors degree in Music&German from N.U.I. Maynooth. She also holds an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance and an Honours Licentiate Diploma in Piano Teaching from the Victoria College of Music London.  Martina has over 20 years continuous teaching experience in varying positions and responsibilities.

Martina also brings to the Academy a wealth of business experience working with US Companies in Financial roles; as call center manager with “Iomega” and also with “Hewlett Packard” as their European Financial Supervisor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Ciaran Brady B.A., M.A.(Music hons), H.Dip.Comp.Sc.

Ciaran has an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Music with Economics and a Master’s degree in Music and vocal performance from N.U.I. Maynooth where he also conducted and directed many acclaimed concerts. Ciaran has been leading award winning choirs for adults and young people for many years. He is a full time professional vocal coach and is Director and Conductor of “Moate Youth Choir” and the multi-award-winning “Academy Chamber Choir”. Ciaran’s vast choral experience started at the age of 10 as a boy treble and Head Chorister of the famous “Palestrina Choir” with whom he sang through to university studies. He was Director of the “Maynooth University Chamber Choir” and was also a member of the “RTE Chamber Choir” and founder member of “The National Chamber Choir”. He also has extensive work as a soloist and has worked with companies such as “National Opera”, "Opera Northern Ireland" and “Opera Ireland”. He holds an Honors Masters degree in Vocal Performance and studied Advanced Vocal Technique with Prof. Markus Goritzky at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Freiburg, Germany.

Ciaran is also a qualified computer scientist from U.C.C. and brings to the Academy an abundance of business experience through his tenure of 8 years with US Multinational company “National Instruments” as a Computer Programmer and Business Analyst.