Director of Clontarf Violin School - Violin Teacher - Marisol de Paula

Born in Brazil, Marisol received a BA in music, focusing on violin and piano, from the University of São Paulo and began teaching while an undergraduate. She has since taught violin in Brazil, Poland and Dublin to numerous children and adults, individually and in groups, and privately, in music schools and in primary schools. Nowadays she still teaching privately and in Waltons Newschool of Music . And she is the String Coordinator in Sutton Park School. She has also performed with many orchestras and ensembles in Brazil and Europe. In addition to her violin studies, Marisol has trained in a range of methodologies – including Suzuki, Kodály, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Colourstrings Method – in Brazil, Germany, Italy and Ireland. Her teaching practice brings to bear several of these methodologies, but most of all she likes making music enjoyable and fun! In addition to her teaching work, Marisol was also coordinator of the String Project in Ilhabela, Brazil (in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and the Vermelhos Theatre), which taught music to vulnerable children, and she founded and directs the Trio Polak Project, a string trio of Marisol and her two daughters that performs in schools, concert halls and other venues with the aim of developing young audiences for classical music as well as encouraging young people to take it up. Finally, for several years she ran a music production company with her brother called music4eventsbrasil.

Guitar teacher- Luke Tobin

Teaching Degree from Hochschule for Music Vienna.Have taught guitar in Belvedere college and Manor House and presently teach guitar in Sutton Park School and at home in Baldoyle. Performs regularly as soloist and with Tobin Boyle guitar duo.( videos on YouTube)

Flute - Michel De Paula

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The Swiss and Brazilian flutist was born in Brazil, and holds a bachelor's degree from UNICAMP (University of Campinas). In 1994 he continued his studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris (France) and later at the School of Music in Lucerne, Switzerland, where he received the "Concert Diploma" and "Soloist Diploma”. He has performed in Switzerland, France, Italy, Ireland, Germany, USA, Iceland, among others. He participated as a “Guest Artist” at the 2011 and 2013 “Sir James Galway Flute Festival”, in Weggis (Switzerland). He returned to Brazil in 2014 at the invitation of Maestro John Neschling to act as guest flutist and piccolo player for the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipal Theatre of Sao Paulo. He is currently a professor and coordinator of piccolo at the Baccarelli Institute and artistic director of Music4Events, the company he founded in Switzerland that offers music for weddings and corporate events.

Piano and Theory Teacher - Said Tuma

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 Said Tuma, brazilian, holds a Bachelor Degree in Music (Piano Performance), as well as a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Arts. He was trained in a range of methodologies including Alexander Technique, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, conducting choral music, and musical composition. He has been teaching piano over the last 20 years for a very assorted group of students. Since the 1990’s he has been working as pianist presenting himself in concerts, especially of chamber music. His professional experience includes works such as collaborative pianist and lecturer of subjects such as music history, music theory and chamber music. Since 2001, He has been dedicating himself to the study of singing, whether taking singing classes or accompanying singers as a coach or in concerts. His current job, to which he has been committed since 2012, consists of teaching subjects like Music and Cultural Heritage, Cultural Policy and Music and Memory in the Middle Ages at a university in São Paulo

Simon Purdy -Violin and Piano ONLINE teacher

"Simon Purdy (BMUS, LRAM) is an active musician and devoted teacher based in London, England. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Diana Cummings and Joshua Fisher, completing his Bachelor of Music in violin performance graduating with First Class Honours, as well as achieving the LRAM teaching certificate (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music). Performing regularly in London with his duo partner Andrew Gallacher, chamber music is a big part of his output, playing in the fusion group Third Culture Collective and being the resident leader of the Invicta Sinfonia. He covers events such as weddings and parties, and puts on concerts in churches, halls and salons. His orchestral leadership also includes leading the National Youth String Orchestra as well as the London Lawyers’ Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates on projects and performances regularly, recently including performing with MONO in the Barbican Hall for their Platinum Anniversary and recording with Ashton Jones for his debut album Toast. Simon Purdy is a committed tutor in the Classical music sphere with his own teaching studio in London where he teaches violin, piano and music theory. He conducts youth orchestras, teaches violin and coaches chamber groups at the North London Conservatoire and Queen Elizabeth's School. He has many years of teaching experience, having also taught musicianship, practice and performance techniques and composition. Simon plays a 1797 Thomas Perry violin."

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