Tempo Music School is located in the Arts and Business Campus, 40 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9, where we teach bodhrán, guitar, Irish flute, tin whistle, fiddle, piano, keyboards, djembe, tenor banjo, drums, ukulele, and children’s pre instrumental classes. We are adding new instruments all the time so please contact us with all your queries.
We also have a schools program where we deliver music classes and music workshops to primary and secondary schools, colleges, libraries, and youth clubs around Dublin and the surrounding counties.
Workshops can be tailored to suit your organisations requirements. We will work with you to plan a series of workshops as required. A professional musician works alongside the group to bring the experience of live music-making and performance to your school or venue.
ROBERT O CONNOR
Robert is a flute, tin whistle, bodhrán and percussion player from Dublin. Over the last 15 years he has recorded and performed with many new talents and played in venues all over Ireland, England and Europe, shared the stage with members of ‘The Chieftains’ and presently is resident musician in McGowans of Harolds Cross and Duffys in Maladhide where he plays weekly sessions.
After receiving a Masters Degree in Irish Traditional Music Performance from University Limerick he concentrated on passing his love and knowledge of music to the next generation. He teaches weekly classes for Comhaltas in Kilteel, county Kildare where many of his students have had success at both county and national competitions. He has been teaching music for the last 15 years to 1000’s of students each year on bodhrán, flute, tin whistle and djembe in primary and secondary schools all over Ireland. He is the creator of ‘Bodhrán Beats’ a versatile workshop focusing on our native drum ‘the bodhrán’. His workshop is used as an ice-breakers, an energiser and as a team building workshop for all the major event companies in Ireland.
andolin, banjo, guitar, tin whistle and viola. In 2004 she graduated from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth with an Honours Degree in Music and Geography, during this time she had the opportunity to study composition, arrangement and various genres of music.
Claire has been teaching Irish music for the last 15 years privately, in schools and with Comhaltas Ceolteori Eireann. She has performed in Europe, America and most recently in Africa. She is a highly regarded and sought after music teacher throughout Ireland. Claire is a resident musician in Johnnie Fox’s Pub, The Cobblestone and Áras Chrónáin and hosts numerous trad sessions around Dublin.
Anna is a multiple Feis Ceoil Prize-winner, winning many awards including the Plunket Greene Cup, the Nancy Calthorpe Cup, the German Government Cup, the Veronica Dunne Cup and the Soprano Cup. She has also sung on the recital platform as part of the Carrick on Shannon Water Music Festival and the Dublin Philharmonic Society.
She achieved a BA in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music with a First Class Honours degree in June 2011. Anna hold’s a Distinction in both Grade 8 Singing and Piano from the Associated Board and has been teaching both instruments for ten years. She has been teaching piano and singing for the last 10 years and currently teaches part-time in St. Columba’s College in Rathfarnam preparing students for board exams, junior and leaving cert exams.
Shane began his musical studies at the age of eight when he auditioned to study violoncello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with renowned Irish cellist Annette Cleary. He has been awarded several scholarships to continue his studies there throughout the years. Shane recently graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Music Performance and Musicology from NUI Maynooth, where he had previously completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and Classical Studies.
He has also studied for an Associate Diploma in Violoncello Teaching from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In 2011, Shane participated in the RTE Concert Orchestra’s pilot mentor-ship scheme. His orchestral playing has led him to perform all over Ireland and has also resulted in tours to countries such as Switzerland, Japan and Spain to perform.
Paul Seeber is a passionate musician with over 20 years experience in the Music Education, Performance and Management Industry.
Following his passion for Music Performance, Paul pursued a music education from the Dublin Conservatory of Music & Drama, Thames Valley University & London College of Music. Paul has studied Piano & Percussion under some of Ireland’s best performers and has 20 years experience performing in Professional Standard Pop Bands, Orchestras, Jazz Bands, Wind Ensembles, Percussion Groups to name just a few.
Paul is currently the Director and Band Leader of the Downtown Big Band, a 21 piece Big Band featuring some of the very best musicians in Ireland. The band regularly performs in Dublin.
Driven by a passion for music education & performance, Paul’s mission is to help others to follow their dreams and ambitions to learn to play the music that they love. Whether it be pop, rock, jazz, classical etc, Paul will be delighted to take the time to make your musical ambitions a reality!
KEVIN O BYRNE
Kevin O’Byrne is a guitarist, bassist, songwriter and performer from Dublin. Picking up guitar at the age of 11 after getting a taste of live performance, well over a decade later this has only grown stronger. With a passion for teaching from a young age Kevin has been awarded the National Foundation for Teaching Enterprise award for setting up his own teaching practice in secondary school and currently is head of guitar in DIT’s BIMM society.
Always curious to expand his musicianship and challenge himself Kevin enrolled into the prestigious Bachelor in Arts and Jazz Performance in Newpark Music centre before, after completing two years, transferred to DIT’s BA in commercial modern music to finish his degree in a more contemporary and industry focused setting.
Active as a studio and live musician, his work has taken him from Electric Picnic to Vicar St across the UK and many other venues in between.
Originally from Russia, Nazar started playing piano at the age of 6 where he attended the most prestigious music academy in the city of Mari. At age 14 he attended music college and graduated with an honors degree in concertmaster, piano and accordion teacher.
He started working as a piano teacher soon after graduating and within a few years he was asked by the head of the music department to teach at the college where he graduated from. During this time he was also attending St Petersburg Conservatory Class of Piano. This has given him a wide and varied experience of teaching students of all levels and ages.
Matthew Mazanek is an up and coming guitar player from the United States.
Specializing in classical guitar, Matthew also teaches jazz, rock and folk style guitar. He has performed at the collegiate level in festivals and has performed in the United States in both solo performances and with various ensembles including the Fredonia Guitar Quartet, the SCCC Jazz Ensemble, in duo with guitar and violin as well as in an eclectic indie rock band Sleepyhead.
Currently a doctoral candidate and musicianship teacher at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Matthew began his studies with Mike Belajonas on Long Island, New York. He then went on to receive his B.M. in classical guitar performance from SUNY Fredonia studying under Evan Drummond and Jim Piorkowski. He received his masters degree in 2016 from the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Mark Delpriora.
Seán Kenny began his music studies at age nine with piano lessons under the tutelage of Jean Carr. He went on to study Saxophone and Clarinet with Tim Hanafin at age twelve. He graduated from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama Bachelor of Music (Pedagogy) degree with a second class honours upper division in 2015, studying saxophone with Kevin Hanafin. He has an Associate of the London College of Music Diploma in piano performance.
Seán has performed regularly with the DIT Wind Ensemble, DIT Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Orchestra and Irish Youth Wind Ensemble. He is a member of the Cue Saxophone Quartet which have performed at the Boyle Arts Festival, National Concert Hall and Trinity College Dublin. They have premiered new Irish music by Enda Bates and composers from the Irish Contemporary Collective.
Seán has taken part in masterclasses by Gerard McChrystal and Fintan Sutton. He has also received tuition from the Con Tempo Quartet through a Galway Music Residency programme.
Patrick Seeber is a musician with many years experience in performance, education and composition.
Patrick’s list of accolade’s include a grade 8 in Music Theory and Piano through the ABRSM, as well as a Bachelor of Music from UCD. He is also a regular live performer with many ensembles such as Downtown Big Band, the NCH Gamelan Ensemble and numerous rock bands.
Patrick is also the founder, arranger and current conductor for the UCD Jazz Society Big Band.
Patrick’s main ambitions as a music educator are to bring his students to a high level of understanding and skill in a fun learning environment.