Student Of THe week

Avril Moran

Avril Moran has the honour of being Galway Music Academy's first Student of the Week for 2020.

She has shown a consistent and significant increase in her abilities since the start of the term. This is no small feat considering she pulls double duty learning both piano and guitar.

Her nominating teacher

Página "Mila Maia"

Camila Maia, says that,

"Avril did a great job performing 'Hallelujah' (Leonard Cohen) and 'Imagine' (John Lennon) - the last couple of pieces we’ve been working on. Really impressive sight-reading and dynamics!"

We're delighted to celebrate such a powerful multi-instrumentalist - the bar has been set, and we'd like thank Avril and her family for all her hard work.

Cillian Darcy

Cillian Darcy is Galway Music Academy's second

Student of the Week for 2020.

Cillian has shown great progress since starting online in the summer. The Knocknacarra based student shows up on time, and ready to learn.

His nominating teacher, Gregory Prendergast says, "Cillian has gone from complete beginner, learning the names of the strings and how to tune the guitar, to learning loads of songs like ‘7 Nation Army’, ‘jingle bells’, and ‘Ireland’s call’. I’m delighted with the progress he’s made so far and with his positive attitude.”

We are really pleased with how well the online lessons are working for Cillian and we wish him and his family all the best!


Joseph Faherty

Joseph Faherty is Galway Music Academy's third

Student of the Week for 2020.

The Claregalway based drum student attends online lessons with our very own Brendan Jones.

His nominating teacher says,

"Joseph has shown great progress in the last year. His focus and attention during online lessons is excellent and has attributed to him having a deeper understanding of stick technique. His hard work both in lessons and in practice has shown improvements in coordination, rhythm and time- keeping, Joseph has shown himself to be the most improved student. 

Well done sir!"

We, here at the academy, are delighted Jospeh's self discipline and hard work are paying off with his online drum lessons. Congratulations to he and his family!

Rock on!

Orlaith Kelly 

Orlaith Kelly is Galway Music Academy's fourth

Student of the Week for 2020.

She is currently taking her lessons online, but usually attends in our Claregalway location, Colaiste Bhaile Chlair.

Her nominating teacher, Eoghan Gallagher, had this to say,

"Orlaith goes above and beyond with her practice week in week out and never fails to impress me with her hard work ethic. She engages with each lesson with great positivity and energy, whether it’s online or in person. Not only is she a cracking banjo player, she’s a lovely girl and an absolute pleasure to teach"

We couldn't be more delighted to see yet another self disciplined and confident student come out of the academy. 

A big thank you to Orlaith and her family for their continued presence and hard work.

© 2020 Galway Music Academy



Lessons are expected to return to in-person classes in schools in September 2020, however this is subject to change and online lessons are an ongoing option under adverse circumstances due to Covid 19.