Since finishing her music degree in U.C.C. Anna has been involved with various recording and performance projects both in Ireland and abroad. She also completed the Associate Teaching diploma (piano) with the London College of Music, and is currently finishing a Masters in Performance of Music in U.C.C. An active songwriter and performer, Anna enjoys teaching a wide range of music styles both on piano and voice.
Claire Martin is a professional piano teacher and pianist who graduated with a first class honours degree from the Cork School of Music in 2009. She has 15 years of teaching experience and focused studies on pedagogy as part of her degree. Claire has taught in various music schools throughout Cork. She actively teaches both the junior, leaving certificate music and music theory. ABRSM and RIAM examination boards.
Jennifer O’ Sullivan is an experienced harpist and flautist based in Cork, with a background in both classical and traditional music. She has completed a BMus in Cork School of Music, where she studied concert harp with teacher Claire O’ Donnell and classical flute with teacher Sabine Ducrot. She is currently completing a Masters in Music Performance at Cork School of Music and also holds an LTCL Performance Diploma from Trinity College London. As part of her BMus degree, Jennifer has studied a broad range of subjects with a particular interest in Instrumental Teaching, Class Teaching and Music Therapy.< Jennifer performs regularly at weddings and events under the name To Harp & To Hold and has previously performed for President Michael D. Higgins on a visit to Cork. Jennifer also enjoys playing in chamber groups and orchestras and has played both harp and flute with the Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra; the Cork School of Music Wind Ensemble; the Cork Concert Orchestra; Cork Philharmonic Winds; Band 1 Brigade; and the Defence Forces Massed Bands. Aside from Jennifer's studies in classical music, she also has a great interest in traditional Irish music and has been attending traditional summer schools for many years, such as Scoil Acla, Achill Island and the Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. She also teaches at Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and has played for céilís and at sessions throughout Cork and Ireland. Jennifer's approach to teaching has been developed through her own experience of music lessons and ensemble participation over the years. She is dedicated to continuously teaching students in a way that helps and benefits them and understands the importance of adapting music education to suit each student's needs. She focuses on working with students at a rate which suits them and endeavors to ensure each music lesson is a positive, productive and enjoyable experience for both student and teacher.
Pianist and vocalist
She was born in Argentina, studied in the National University of Rosario, school of Music in Rosario, Argentina from 2010 until 2017 and took private vocal lessons for four years.
She was the pianist of the Tango Orchestra “Orquesta típica del sur” from 2012 until 2017. Where she participated of many performances and “Milongas” in Santa Fé, Argentina.
Niamh Roe is currently a Violin and Piano teacher at Togher Music School and holds an honours B. Mus degree from the CIT Cork School of Music. She has played both the Violin and Piano since she was 7 years old and has also sung in many Choirs. Along with teaching she regularly sings and plays the organ for both Weddings/ Funerals. Niamh has been very involved in orchestras over the years such as the Irish Youth Orchestra, JONDE(a Spanish Orchestra), as well as local Orchestras and Choirs throughout the City. These have involved numerous concert tours over the years to other countries as well as Ireland with famous International and National Soloists.
Pavla is an instrumentalist and has extensive experience as a teacher. She is particularly interested in the Musical Theatre genre, though she is established in the arts music cannon too.
Philip Guiton BMus MA Music Tech
Instruments: Guitar / Bass / Ukulele / Theory / Music Technology / Composition
Philip Guiton is a full-time Cork musician, living and working in the city. He obtained his honors Bachelor's Degree in Music at UCC in 2013, and later an MA in Music & Technology at CIT Cork School of Music in 2017.
As a teacher at Togher Music School, Philip covers a wide range in musical education, teaching guitar, bass, ukulele, theory and composition. Styles include Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Folk and Blues. He directs a course in Music Technology, utilising the latest in music software and the facilities at Togher Music School's in-house recording studio. He also works with Togher Rock School, a project dedicated to getting musicians performing together as a group, focusing on live performance and studio recording.
Aside from teaching, Philip is active in performing music, live sound engineering, recording and producing music.