Susan Hyland has been a member of the Music School of Meath team since 2008, teaching classes in piano, theory, musicianship and Junior Certificate. Susan’s love of music began at the age of seven. She graduated with a Bacherlor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Music from the DKIT where she specialised in classical solo performance. Her thesis examined children’s piano music in Ireland by 20th century female Irish composers. In 2010 she also took part in a Kodaly music making course.
Susan’s approach to music education is pro-active, friendly, practical, relaxed and fun. Her aim is to share her knowledge and love of the language of music. She has been involved in many music education projects including the DSM summer Camps, and facilitation of music workshops in many schools including Dundalk School of Music, Gaelscoil Primary School, St. Josephs Primary School (Dundalk), Ratoath School of Music and Songschool in Balbriggan.
Hannah Mc Mahon
Hannah is a graduate of DCU St. Patrick’s College, where she received a Bachelor of Education Honors Degree. She has been a student of the Music School of Meath since beginning kindergarten classes at the age of 4. She then moved onto piano and musicianship classes, completing all RIAM exams and achieving honors and distinction grades. Hannah has competed in a range of piano competitions, and won a number of prizes, including the Toccota House Music Festival, and the Navan Choral Festival. Hannah thoroughly enjoys teaching and learning music, and considers Edvard Grieg, J.S Bach and Yann Tiersen as some of her favorite composers. Her approach to music education is friendly, empathetic, practical and fun. Her aim is to apply the knowledge and insights attained from her degree, and music education, to her students, so that they develop as confident and passionate learners.
Amanda Harkin is a graduate of NUI Maynooth where she received a BA Double Honours in Music and English. She has been playing piano for 19 years and has become a very passionate musician. She regularly performs at weddings, corporate receptions, lunchtime concerts and in musical theatre shows. Amanda is the official accompanist for Loreto Secondary School in Navan where she accompanies choir exams, concerts and has appeared alongside Loreto’s choir for the semi-finals of the RTÉ All Island School Choir Competition aired in October 2011. Amanda was also choral accompanist for a choir who performed for President Michael D. Higgins in November 2011. She has also been recently involved in teaching in Loreto Secondary School Navan. While she loves to perform, Amanda’s main interest lies with teaching. She has been teaching piano to all ages and levels since 2006 and really enjoys her work.
Inna is a piano teacher with over 20 years experience working both in Ireland and the Ukraine. Inna studied at the Melitopol State Pedagogical Institute in the Ukraine where she was awarded a diploma in Music and Pedagogical Studies in 1991. After completing her studies, Inna has been teaching music to children both at primary and secondary level. She is very experienced in teaching not only basic musical concepts to very young children, but also more advanced subjects to older children. She joined the team at the Music School of Meath in 2006 where she teaches piano to all levels, including Junior and Leaving Certificate students. Inna enjoys working with children of all ages and likes to be involved in all stages of musical education. She is happy to share all the knowledge she has with each of her pupils.
Olivia is a graduate of Maynooth University where she studied a BA Double Honours in Music and Geography . She qualified as a secondary school teacher in 2018 completing her Professional Masters of Education in Music and Geography also in Maynooth. She teaches both music and choir, is the co-coordinator of the Traditional Irish Music Group and has produced successful TY musicals and Leaving Cert masses in the schools she has worked in.
She has been a student of the Music School of Meath since beginning kindergarten classes at the age of 3. From there she moved on to piano and musicianship lessons where, throughout the years, she achieved distinction marks in all exams. Olivia has competed at the highest level and has won several prizes in piano competitions throughout the years including at Navan Choral Festival, Kells Music Festival and Toccata House Music Festival. She has received a High Achievement Award for excellence in performance on two occasions from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
She has been working in the Music School of Meath for the past 6 years as a musicianship class teacher and thoroughly enjoys working with children of all ages to inspire and invoke her passion of music in her students.