The Academy of Music was founded in 2007 by Ciaran Brady and Martina Burgoyne. The Academy of Music in Tullamore has become an integral part of the town's cultural tapestry, a testament to the vision and dedication of its founders over its intial 15 years. From its inception, this institution has been a beacon of musical excellence, nurturing talent, and fostering a deep appreciation for music within the community.

What began as a modest endeavor has blossomed into a thriving center for musical education, performance, and cultural enrichment. The Academy's deep-rooted presence in Tullamore has not only enriched the lives of countless individuals but has also forged strong connections with local businesses, schools, and organizations, breathing life into the town's cultural landscape. As it continues to inspire and shape the future of music in the midland regions, the Academy of Music in Tullamore stands as a shining example of the transformative power of dedicated individuals and their enduring commitment to the arts.

In 2022, Ciaran and Martina transferred ownership of the Academy to "Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board", with the certitude ofsolidifying the Academy’s development of music performance education in the community, and throughout the greater midland regions, for future generations to come.

Our Approach:

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.

The Award winning Academy of Music for the Midland Regions is a multi-award winning institution providing high quality musical education. Working together the Academy is a performance in itself, and our teachers believe it is the hard work we are collectively accomplishing that will culminate in our student’s successes.

The Academy’s motto “
Nurturing Talent” is the mantra for our teachers who understand the responsibility, challenge, privilege and enjoyment that it takes to achieve success.

~ All of our teachers are fully qualified, highly regarded and experienced and are dedicated to delivering quality music education to our students.

~ Private one-on-one lessons for students of all ages and abilities.
~ Special programs to supplement and enrich the weekly lesson with performing groups, Choirs, Orchestra, solo performance opportunities, ensembles and competitions.
~ Outreach Programs for the local community enhancing music awareness in Schools, Senior centres, Special Needs and the community-at-large