Adam McDonnell is a guitarist from Dublin. In 2017, he graduated from the BIMM Institute with an honours BA in Commercial Modern Music. Having played and taught the guitar from a young age, Adam is well versed in a wide variety of styles, techniques, and teaching methods. He has performed and recorded with a multiple bands, and is currently playing with Dublin based band Dawn Chorus.
Guitar Teacher, STMA
Dylan Lynch is a Dublin based drummer and a founding member of the Alternative-Rock band Little Green Cars. Dylan began playing drums from a very young age and has be taught by Graham Carey, Kevin Brady & Conor Guilfoyle. He also received a full scholarship to study at the 5-Week Summer Performance Programme at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston U.S.A, studying Jazz and was also awarded a Travel and Training bursary from the Arts Council to study. Dylan is an active drummer performing with Dublin based neo-soul artist Zaska, hip-hop/jazz trio Royal Yellow & regularly performs with Charlie Moon Organ Trio, Richie Buckley, John Moriarty and many more.
Drum Teacher , STMA
Catríona Atkinson is a Dublin based violinist and violist. Coming from a musical family, she began formal training at the age of 6. Though classically trained, her repertoire ranges from pop to Irish trad. With her cellist twin-sister, she is a regular performer at President Higgins’s Summer Garden Parties at Áras an Uachtaráin. She has achieved Distinction at Grade 8 for both instruments from ABRSM and RIAM respectively and is currently enrolled at Trinity College undertaking a Bachelor in Music Education degree under the tutelage of Andreea Banciu.
Violin Tutor, STMA
Luisa Annibali is an Italian-born singer, songwriter, arranger, composer, and vocal coach based in Dublin. For several years she studied in Rome at ‘CIAC Music School’, exploring many styles and vocal techniques, from Classical to Pop, Jazz, Brazilian Music, RnB, Soul and Neo Soul. She recently achieved her Bachelor Degree as Vocalist in ‘Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance’ at the Dublin City University (ex Newpark) expanding her musical and performance knowledges. She is an expert in vocal technique and performance skills and strategies.
In the last 6 years Luisa taught students of every level, style, and age, helping them find their real voice and confidence to enjoy and not fear the stage. She is a very passionate teacher, and she helps singers to express themselves at their full potential. Her classes are always customized for each student’ needs. Luisa is also an experienced performer, active both in Italy and Ireland; therefore, she transfers the experience of a professional musician in her teaching method. She is currently teaching as Vocal Coach at the ‘Sound Training College’ and ‘Music Generation Dublin City’ as well.
Vocal Tutor, STMA