Piano teachers

Ana Talmaci

Graduated from State University of Arts, Chisinau, Moldova, having specialised in music education. She continued her studies with Siobhán Kilkelly in DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Ana holds Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Performance from the London College of Music and Diploma of Pianoforte Performance, LLCM, from the University of West London.

Joshua Murtagh

Joshua studied piano with Dr. David Mooney in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, graduating with a BMus performance degree in 2016. He also has a performance diploma from the Trinity College of Music London. Joshua joined Pianos Plus School in 2017.

Jimmy Goeijenbier

Jimmy Goeijenbier was born in the Netherlands but received his first piano lessons in Ireland from his mother at the age of five. He completed his Bachelor of Piano Performance degree with First Class Honours at the D.I.T. Conservatory of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Dr. Mary Lennon. Jimmy completed his master’s degree in piano performance at the University of Washington in June 2018, where he studied with renowned concert pianist and pedagogue Craig Sheppard. Notable awards include multiple first prizes in competitions at the D.I.T. Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin Feis Ceoil, and Sligo Feis Ceoil, and a licentiate diploma from Trinity College of Music with distinction. He has performed in the National Concert Hall, Áras an Uachtaráin, and has given recitals in the Netherlands, Romania and the United States.
Jimmy is an examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music Local Centre exams. He is also an accomplished accompanist, but most of all enjoys teaching piano and sharing his knowledge of a broad repertoire for this instrument, with anyone who has the desire to learn.

Rita Bowens

Rita Bowens is an honours BA Music graduate of the Waterford Institute of Technology, holds a Masters in Performance from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and LRIAM Performance Diploma from the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she studied with Dr. David Mooney and Deirdre Doyle respectively. She has competed and accompanied extensively throughout her 15 years in teaching. She has been working in a Dublin-based primary school for the last 10 years as the Head of the Music Department, teaching classroom-based musicianship to children ranging in ages from 4 to 12.

Seán Fogarty

Seán Fogarty is a pianist and teacher from Thurles. He began piano at the age of 7, and studied Composition with the Royal Irish Academy of Music at the age of 17. He recently completed an MMus in Performance with TU Dublin, having previous attained his BMus there specializing in Pedagogy. A prize-winner at Feis Ceoil and in-house competitions, he has studied piano under Pádhraic O’Cuinneagain and Peter Tuite.  Seán has a keen interest in chamber music and less explored corners of the piano repertoire, as well as in pedagogical music.

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