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The MGM Music Tutor Panel

We are delighted to have a wide range of talented music tutors on our panel. Tutors are called from the panel when employment opportunities arise that require their particular skillset.


To read more about a number of our tutor panel members, please scroll down the page.

Michelle Hynes has over fifteen years experience in performance and music education all over Ireland. A BA (Hons) Music Performance graduate of Maynooth University, where she studied piano performance with Emer Nestor. Michelle teaches Piano, Clarinet, Violin and Class Room Music. She performs with Mayo Youth Orchestra and Castlebar Concert Band and is also deeply involved with the tuition stream of Mayo Youth Orchestra.  Michelle also recently received her post graduate diploma in Music Education from University Limerick under the tuition of Ms. Jean Downey.



Flute / Early Years Music


Facilitator Deirdre Lynn-Rodgers, has performed and taught flute for over 20 years. She became inspired to work with pre-school children through her work with Music Generation Mayo and became a tutor on the highly successful pre-school music programme 'Sound Worlds'.


Saxophone / Music Theory / Music Technology



Mervyn Sayers graduated with a Higher Diploma in Arts and Music Education from Griffith College Dublin and also studied Jazz Performance formally at Newpark School of Music in Dublin, Ireland. His is passionate about playing and teaching the saxophone and his performing experience varies from rock and blues bands to regular performances with his jazz ensemble throughout the country. He is resident Tenor Saxophonist for “Supernova” a Dublin based Funk/RnB/Rock band.


Guitar/ Bass Guitar/ Drum Kit/ Music Technology 


Philip Cassidy is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer from Ballina, Co Mayo. He has extensive experience in both the recording studio and on stage. Philip has been performing since age 9, writing and recording music since the age of 14 and is a member of national organisations such as IMRO and RAAP.


Guitar/ Bass guitar/ Music Technology


Brian Kennedy


Brian Kennedy is a guitarist who has been teaching music in the Mayo area for the last two years. Born in Castlebar, Brian started to learn the flute at the age of seven and graduated to guitar in his early teens.  He has embraced blues, rock and country styles and taught and performed these with many of the area’s finest musicians.




Ludmila is a professional piano teacher and accompanist. She has been teaching piano for 20 years in Music Schools and privately.



Drum Kit, Djembe, Percussion

Anthony McNamee


Anthony is a freelance drummer and music educator experienced in a wide range of musical styles and settings. He has worked with Dance Companies, Bands, Arts Festivals, Schools, Community Groups and those with disabilities.


Tin Whistle / Flute / Accordion / Bodhrán / Guitar

Stephen Doherty


A full time professional musician and teacher from Foxford Co. Mayo, Stephen has accumulated numerous all-Ireland medals on Whistle, Flute and Accordian.