Tutors

Music Generation South Dublin Tutor Panel

  • Anne Mary Donaghue
  • Aoife Desmond
  • Aoife Moore
  • Bryan Fleming
  • Carmel Whelan
  • Charles Marshall
  • David Day
  • Elton Mullally
  • Gavin Boxwell
  • James Mahon
  • Jeffery Ledwidge
  • Jennifer Mc Cay
  • Joshua Murtagh
  • Martin Moran
  • Mary Ryan
  • Matt Rafter
  • Paula McCarthy
  • Phillip McMullan
  • Rebecca Murphy
  • Robbie Walsh
  • Sarah Ledwidge
  • Stephen Fagan
  • Tracy Nagle
Matt Rafter

Matt Rafter

Violin and Cello

Matt is based in Dublin, practicing as a cellist, violinist, and conductor. He has been teaching strings for seven years, and caters to all ages, standards, and groups. He holds a diploma in cello performance from the Associated Boards of the Royal School of Music.

He is the regular cellist and chief arragner for Vltava String Quartet. Other orchestral playing time has been served with Trinity Orchestra, Esker Festival Orchestra, the Clare Memory Orchestra and the County Kildare Orchestra (as soloist and ensemble).

As a live cellist, Matt toured with Hozier for major Ireland, UK and USA performances. Further live and recording work has been enjoyed with acts such as Heathers, Kodaline, The Riptide Movement, Come on Live Long, Amanda Palmer and Wyvern Lingo. He is also conductor and co-founder of Dublin-based Téada Orchestra specialising in the performance of contemporary music. He is current principal conductor of the Irish Midlands Youth Orchestra and the Trinity Orchestra.

Gavin Boxwell

Gavin Boxwell

Ukulele/Guitar 

Gavin is an in-demand musician and teacher from Dublin. He started playing piano at an early age, at the age of 14 he took to playing the bass guitar.  Academically, he has attended Ballyfermot Rock School, and studied jazz in Newpark School of Music. 

Gavin has been involved in all aspects of being a pro-musician, ranging from writing and arranging to studio work with original artists and cover projects. He has worked with people such as Ken McHugh from Automata, also various producers and engineers such as John Scott, Tony Perri and Les Stapleton. 

Gavin has also been involved with the Des Carty School of Music for over ten years where he teaches guitar, keyboard and bass.  He has vast knowledge of the theory of music and is a well respected teacher and musician amongst his peers. Gavin is now delighted to be working alongside Music Generation.

Rebecca Murphy

Rebecca Murphy

Violin

Rebecca, originally from Co. Mayo, is a violin tutor for Music Generation South Dublin. She also works with the Music Generation Wicklow programme. Rebecca started learning the violin at a very young age and grew up playing with various orchestras in Co. Mayo. She went on to teach with Mayo Youth Orchestra where she developed a passion for music education. She studied Music in UCD and played with UCD Symphony during her time there. She went on to study for a Diploma in Community and Group Music Teaching in the RIAM.

In 2010 Rebecca set up a whole school violin programme in Rathnew, Co. Wicklow which she still co-ordinators today. Every student in the school from Junior Infants upwards receives a weekly class violin lesson. Her passion and knowledge of the violin, combined with her ability to win rapport and communicate effectively with pupils, have played a vital part in the programme's success.

Rebecca designed and faciliates a Dept of Education online music course for primary school teachers which runs for 8 weeks of the summer.

Jennifer McCay

Jennifer McCay

Piano

Jennifer pursued studies in music having enjoyed it throughout her childhood. From a young age she sang and played recorder and violin in a folk group, before becoming Organ Scholar at St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, and enjoyed many concerts and trips away with the orchestra of the Western Education Library Board. Since moving to Dublin, Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor degree (Hons) in Music Education from Trinity College Dublin in association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Further studies then included Licentiate Diploma in Piano Teaching (RIAM) and postgraduate studies at University College Dublin with a Masters in Musicology and Ph.D 

As well as tutoring in keyboard for Music Generation South Dublin, Jennifer lectures on the Musicianship Faculty in the RIAM and examines for their Local Centre Examinations Office (Senior Examiner 2011-15). She is a member of the Arts Education Research Group, TCD, a Council member of The Society of Musicology in Ireland and co-editor and contributor for the Association of Irish Composers’ New Music Journal. Other engagements include pianist for Pro Nuova of the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, and Artistic Co-ordinator of The Hibernian Orchestra in which she plays violin. To this day, Jennifer enjoys the many aspects of music in her life and hopes she can encourage the same for others!
 

Charlie Marshall

Charlie Marshall

Piano

Thomas Charles Marshall is from Portlaoise. He has studied piano with Deirdre Doyle (Royal Irish Academy of Music), Mabel Swainson and Padhraic O'Cuinneagain (St Finian's College, Mullingar) and organ with Shane Brennan (St Finian's College, Mullingar), Peter Hurford (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) and David Adams (Royal Irish Academy of Music). He was a scholarship student with the Schola Cantorum in St Finian's College, Mullingar from 1985 to 1990. He was organ scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge from 1991 to 1994 reading the music tripos.

In 1994, he moved to Japan to study traditional Japanese music specializing in the Japanese lute practiced by the samurai of the southern island of Kyushu called Satsumabiwa under the tutelage of Yoshinori Fumon (1911-2003) receiving the title 蘭城 RANJO in 1999. He has lectured and performed throughout the world including in Australia (2003, 2005), United States (2000, 2004, 2008), South Korea (2007), UK (1997, 2009), Italy (2016), Denmark (2016), and Portugal (2016) as well as regularly in Japan itself. In 2008, he returned to Ireland and did a Masters in Music Performance on organ with David Adams.

He is Director of Music in St Ann's Church, Dawson St., Dublin, as well as of the Dublin Male Voice Choir and Kildare Cathedral Choir. He teaches piano at Newpark Music Centre and in Firhouse Community College as part of Music Generation South Dublin, as well as organ throughout the Midlands. He is accompanist to the Lynn Singers in Mullingar.