Performance Groups

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Our school is very proud of our three performing groups, which give opportunities to grow in confidence by playing/singing in public together:

Meet the Team

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Robert Mahon

Founder & CEO

Teacher of Strings, Piano, Music Technology, Leaving Cert Music, Music Theory

Robert founded Kiltra School of Music with his wife Angela back in 2009. He graduated with a 1st class honours BMus and MA Perf from the CIT Cork School of Music. Prior to moving to Wexford he had been based in Dublin working as a professional violinist first with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, then freelancing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Irish Film Orchestra and many other ensembles. He is currently a member of the Wexford Festival Opera orchestra.
Robert is really enthusiastic about music and loves teaching! He also works as a freelance violinist, a composer and music arranger. He is the conductor of the KSM Concert Orchestra and the KSM SWOPS.
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Angela Mahon

Founder & Managing Director. 

Teacher of Singing, Piano, Pre-Instrumental, Music Theory, Leaving Cert Music, Music Technology

Angela was a founder of Kiltra School of Music, alongside her husband Robert, in 2009. Having earned a BMus, H.Dip and Diploma in Liturgy and Church Music from NUI Maynooth, Angela worked as a freelance singer, church cantor, teacher and choir director before returning to Wexford in 2008. Angela has a reputation for being an excellent teacher of singing, piano and music theory as well as being the musical director of the Little Sea Musical Society. Angela is also a singer songwriter of contemporary Christian music, and her songs are listened to across the globe! You can find out more about Angela’s music at www.angelamahon.com

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Michael Martin

Teacher of Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Piano and Music Theory

Since moving to the Bannow area of Wexford in 2009, Michael has enjoyed teaching music at Kiltra School of Music. He is now a well-known teacher in south Wexford. Michael's musical journey began as a self-taught guitarist, honing his skills by listening and learning from the greats such as the Beatles, Queen, Eric Clapton and modern bands such as Muse and Radiohead. He also developed his skills throughout his teens and twenties by playing regular live performances with his band in the Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin areas, branching out to other instruments along the way. He has taught hundreds of students of all levels, covering everything from rock and pop to traditional, classical and blues. Students are provided with high-quality teaching material and they take away well-defined tasks, goals and explanations, quickly building up a comprehensive body of work to practice. Michael believes that the one-size-fits-all approach to music lessons doesn't work and that the lessons should be tailored to the individual. Having a large amount of teaching material means he can provide students with what they need, when they need it. Over the years Michael has enjoyed watching his students grow to do their own thing in music whether it be jamming with their buddies, creating their own bands, or studying for a music degree in college. 

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Patrick Molitor

Teacher of Jazz Piano, Jazz Music Theory and Classical Piano

Patrick (ALCM, LLCM Jazz Piano Performance) began teaching piano in 2003. Whether introducing younger students to their first steps in piano, to preparing beginner/intermediate and advanced students for ABRSM classical and jazz piano grades or providing encouragement to mature students wishing to reconnect with their instrument, Patrick is highly experienced at helping students realize their own potential.  One of his key passions is helping to promote and develop Jazz Piano as an option for students wishing to further develop their musical skills in a progressive sense. While Jazz is often thought of as contemporary music, much of its harmonic language is deeply rooted in classical music. This then affords classical piano students the opportunity to crossover to jazz by utilizing much of the language of the music that they may already know. Over the years a number of his students have continued their Jazz studies at 3rd level institutions. Patrick regularly performs alongside other like minded musicians on Wexford’s up and coming jazz scene, mainly as a keyboardist in various performance and recording outfits set up by well known jazz drummer Kevin Lawlor, working alongside jazz vocalist Melanie O’Reilly and is a current member of the progressive APK Trio. He is also a keyboardist with the busy Wexford gigging band Soul Trek & the Funk Generation.

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Jenny Burnes

Teacher of Flute, Recorder, Violin and Piano

 

Jenny, a multi-instrumentalist and native of Surrey studied music at a young age, beginning in primary school on recorder and quickly moving on to violin & piano. But it was with the flute that she would do tours of Switzerland & Germany as principal flautist with CSMC (Croydon Schools Music Centre) & CYPO (Croydon Youth Philharmonic Orchestra) , before gaining a degree at Essex University Colchester, majoring in performance.

Whilst studying she also found time to tour Canada with the school choir, win 1st prize at the Redhill & Reigate Music Festival and won a GCSE competition to have her compositions played on BBC Radio. She was a member of St. Botolph’s Chamber Orchestra, Colchester and also played regularly with various Blues & Jazz bands whilst also writing songs and composing original music

Living in the Waterford area for almost 20 years, Jenny continues to play all genres of music which has seen her perform throughout Ireland, Britain and Europe. She is currently a member of Waterford Concert Orchestra and a sought-after session musician.

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