Meet the Teachers

We are very lucky to have a very dedicated team of educators at Everest School of Music, Bray and Rathnew. Many of our teachers are multi-instrumentalists who can provide lessons in a wide range of musical disciplines.

Kevin McNamara

Teaches: Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Beginner Banjo, Ukulele & Vocal
Location: Bray
Days: Saturday & Mondays

Kevin, our longest serving teacher at the school, is a music teacher and composer with over 15 years of experience. Having studied classical piano for 10 years, and voice training, Kevin has won numerous competitions for solo voice and ensemble performance.

Nathan Nicholl

Teaches: Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Music Theory
Leaving / Junior cert curriculum
Location: Bray & Rathnew
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Nathan believes that music is the language of the world and plays a huge part of life at every stage. He has experience teaching classical, electric and 'fun' guitar to all ages.

Jack Kelly

Teaches: Bass guitar, Guitar, Ukulele
Location: Bray
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Jack has been playing music for over 16 years. He has attended BIMM and achieved a level 8 course. Highly proficient in live performance, theory, technique and styles. Specializes in bass guitar.

Anne Lee

Teaches: Piano up to Grade 5 RIAM
Location: Bray
Days: Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesdays

Anne has played piano her entire life. While she focuses on beginners, she has many students pursuing graded examinations. She strives for an holistic approach when it comes to teaching.

Róisín O'Flanagáin

Teaches: Piano & Classical Singing
Location: Bray
Days: Mondays and Saturdays

Roisin graduated from the DIT Conservatory having studied voice & piano. Her teaching approach is greatly influenced by music educators such as Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff. Using solfa, rhythm instruments, movement and most importantly FUN, she creates an active music making environment which incorporates literacy in an accessible way.

Karen Cowley

Teaches: Piano & Vocals
Location: Bray
Days: Tuesdays Wednesdays

Karen is a vocalist, pianist and composer from Bray. Received a full scholarship, at the age of 17, to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. She also went on to study Music & English at Trinity College Dublin.

Keith Pogue

Teaches: Drums, Percussion & Cajon
Location: Bray
Days: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Keith has over 30 years experience. He has been involved in many bands which have given him the opportunity to play pop, rock blues, jazz musicals, Christian music as well as in major events. Has has been teaching drums since 2011 and absoluetly loves watching his students develop.

Niall O' Leary

Teaches: Guitar, Ukulele, Bass.
Location: Bray
Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Niall has been playing guitar and writing original music for over 14 years. Niall graduated from BIMM Dublin with an honours degree in professional musicianship and commercial songwriting. His approach to teaching encourages originality and creativity.

Shea Tohill

Teaches: Acoustic & Classical guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele & Bass, Piano.
Location: Bray
Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Shea has a degree in Commercial Modern Music from BIMM Dublin and is a grade 8 RockSchool certified guitarist.  His enthusiastic and personal approach to teaching is aimed at inspiring and helping is students develop a love for music.

Louise Keegan

Teaches: Piano
Location: Bray 
Days: Thursdays

Louise graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Music from NUI Maynooth in 2011. She's also completed a two year Masters in Music Therapy at the University of Limerick. With over 12 years teaching experience, she works with students from basics to advanced grades.

Gabriele Dikciute

Teaches: Piano, Cello, Violin & Vocals
Location: Bray
Days: Wednesday & Saturday

Gabriele recently finished her Bachelor Degree in cello performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with a First Class honours. She has performed with all major Irish orchestras and is actively playing with different ensembles around Ireland. As a soloist she performed with Vilnius Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and took part in various concerts and festivals in USA and Europe. Having participated in many masterclasses worldwide Gabriele gained a lot of experience in teaching multiple instruments, such as piano, cello and violin.

Josh O' Reilly

Teaches: Guitar, Bass & Ukulele
Location: Rathnew
Days: Saturdays

Josh is a Wicklow town based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He's currently studying an honours degree in Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Dublin. His teaching approach is to provide students with their own tools for creativity, encouraging experimentation and exploration to help boost interest.

Dave Long

Teaches: Drums
Location: Bray
Days: Tuesday and Wednesday
Dave has nearly 2 decades of performing as a multi-instrumentalist and song-writer. While drums are his main passion, he plays guitar, bass, and ukulele. He received his HDip in Ballyfermot College in 2010 with distinction in all his classes. His style is fresh and lively! 


Rachel O'Hara

Teaches: Piano
Location: Rathnew
Days: Wednesdays

Rachel O’Hara is a classical pianist from Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. She is currently studying with Prof. Thérѐse Fahy at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is in her 2 nd year of the Bachelor in Music Performance. Last year she undertook a Diploma in Music Teaching and Performance at RIAM. Rachel is a multiple prizewinner at many national competitions, and has performed in numerous venues including the John Field Room in the National Concert Hall.
In 2019 she won the prestigious Nordell Cup at the Feis Ceoil. Rachel is a passionate performer and teacher, having participated in masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians, including Irish pianist John O’Conor.

Kyllian Nicholl

Teaches: Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin
Location: Bray
Days: Monday & Tuesdays

Kyllian has played music all his life. He has working knowledge of various instruments and believes music is about fun and exploration.

"Music and Rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul" Plato