Teachers

Anna Clifford is a graduate from RIAM in cello performance and plays in a number of Orchestras and New Music ensembles as well as playing jazz bass and clarinet in a number of groups. She holds a BA honours in Music and is the recipient of the Gerald Victory Composition Prize.
Niall Woods holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Music and Media Technology from Trinity College Dublin, and is a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy in piano performance. He is also an accomplished drummer and guitar player, and performs regularly throughout the Dublin area. As well as playing classical and jazz, Niall is also a traditional Irish music player, and can regularly be heard playing concertina and mandolin in 'Dann's' in Greystones
Shelly Jeffares is a traditional Irish harp player who trained under renowned harpist Denise Kelly and studied at the Conservatory of Music. She completed examinations at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and has performed on stage at various musical festivals all over the country.
Matthew Ellison is a classical-crossover guitarist with an BA in Music and English. He is currently working towards his licentiate in classical guitar with Trinity College London, while also studying pop/rock music with the Brighton Institute of Modern Music with the DIT. His guitar teachers have included Eamon Sweeney, John Feeley and Redmond O'Toole.
James Connor is a brass and woodwind multi-instrumentalist, playing Saxophone, Flute and Trombone. He is primarily a jazz musician but also has a strong background in classical music, studying flute under Bill Dowdall at the RIAM and playing trombone for Trinity College Orchestra. He gigs weekly around Dublin in a variety of genres, on a variety of instruments and is an Assistant Conductor with Bray Concert Band. James has a keen interest in particular composing and arranging for brass and woodwind.