Jonny Harty - Banjo, Mandolin
Hailing from the Corofin area of County Galway, an established incubator of Irish Traditional music talent, Jonny is a renowned Banjo and Mandolin player who grew up surrounded by music. Although taking an interest in other genres, as varied as Rock/Pop where he is a working Bass Guitar player, and Classical music (having completed all the Grades on Piano) it was traditional music that captured Jonny's imagination from a young age through his local school and Comhaltas branch, winning All- Ireland titles on Banjo and Mandolin. Jonny is another all-rounder here at Galway Music Academy and a dedicated performing musician whose experience and talent across a range of genres and instruments is invaluable to students seeking a broad music education.
INSTRUMENTS: Banjo, Mandolin, Piano
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Jonny has more than a decade of experience in private tutoring on Banjo and Mandolin. He has taught several All-Ireland Champions, and works regularly with groups and sessions in Trad Summer Schools.
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: Jonny is much in demand as a gigging musician and is a resident musician in several of the bars in Galway's Latin Quarter. He has toured extensively around Europe, the US, Asia and Australia working with many high-calibre musicians.