Director of Clontarf Violin School - Violin Teacher - Marisol de Paula

Born in Brazil, Marisol received a BA in music, focusing on violin and piano, from the University of São Paulo and began teaching while an undergraduate. She has since taught violin in Brazil, Poland and Dublin to numerous children and adults, individually and in groups, and privately, in music schools and in primary schools. Nowadays she still teaching privately and in Waltons Newschool of Music . And she is the String Coordinator in Sutton Park School. She has also performed with many orchestras and ensembles in Brazil and Europe. In addition to her violin studies, Marisol has trained in a range of methodologies – including Suzuki, Kodály, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Colourstrings Method – in Brazil, Germany, Italy and Ireland. Her teaching practice brings to bear several of these methodologies, but most of all she likes making music enjoyable and fun! In addition to her teaching work, Marisol was also coordinator of the String Project in Ilhabela, Brazil (in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and the Vermelhos Theatre), which taught music to vulnerable children, and she founded and directs the Trio Polak Project, a string trio of Marisol and her two daughters that performs in schools, concert halls and other venues with the aim of developing young audiences for classical music as well as encouraging young people to take it up. Finally, for several years she ran a music production company with her brother called music4eventsbrasil.

Guitar teacher- Luke Tobin

Teaching Degree from Hochschule for Music Vienna.Have taught guitar in Belvedere college and Manor House and presently teach guitar in Sutton Park School and at home in Baldoyle. Performs regularly as soloist and with Tobin Boyle guitar duo.( videos on YouTube)

Violin teacher- Romina Host

Born in Croatia, Romina is a professional violinist with more than 13 years of teaching experience. She graduated in 2006 at Academy of Music, University of Zagreb and holds Mus. M. degree in classical violin. During her studies she attended a lot of masterclasses and seminars with acclaimed professional violinists such as Asja Kuchner (Russia), Stefan Milenkovich (USA/Serbia), Goran Končar (Croatia), Orest Shorgot (Ukraine), Eva Huhn (Hungary/Croatia), etc. Romina has experience teaching at both, the primary and secondary music school levels, teaching in private music school and holding private lessons with students of all ages. For several years she has volunteered at the “SO DO-El Sistema Croatia” where she was leading string section and teaching violin based on the philosophy, methodology and principles of “El Sistema”. During her teaching career she participated with students in many national and international competition and she was also the leader and organiser of the project “Little Shool of Strings 2020”, masterclass for violin and violoncello. Romina is a creative and motivated musician and educator who always strive to do best for her students and helping them reach their potential. She likes to spend her free time in the nature with her dog, she also likes to travel around with her friends and explore different cultures, read books and listen to some good music.

Violin teacher- Robert Banyak

Robert was born in Slovakia and started to play violin at the age of 5 .  He came from  a family of musicians.  Studied at  Varga Tibor University of Music. He started teaching violin by then and he joined the  Gyor Philharmonic Orchestra . Worked as a musician in a Cruise for 5 years. 

Flute - Michel De Paula

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The Swiss and Brazilian flutist was born in Brazil, and holds a bachelor's degree from UNICAMP (University of Campinas). In 1994 he continued his studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris (France) and later at the School of Music in Lucerne, Switzerland, where he received the "Concert Diploma" and "Soloist Diploma”. He has performed in Switzerland, France, Italy, Ireland, Germany, USA, Iceland, among others. He participated as a “Guest Artist” at the 2011 and 2013 “Sir James Galway Flute Festival”, in Weggis (Switzerland). He returned to Brazil in 2014 at the invitation of Maestro John Neschling to act as guest flutist and piccolo player for the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipal Theatre of Sao Paulo. He is currently a professor and coordinator of piccolo at the Baccarelli Institute and artistic director of Music4Events, the company he founded in Switzerland that offers music for weddings and corporate events.

Piano and Theory Teacher - Said Tuma

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 Said Tuma, brazilian, holds a Bachelor Degree in Music (Piano Performance), as well as a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Arts. He was trained in a range of methodologies including Alexander Technique, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, conducting choral music, and musical composition. He has been teaching piano over the last 20 years for a very assorted group of students. Since the 1990’s he has been working as pianist presenting himself in concerts, especially of chamber music. His professional experience includes works such as collaborative pianist and lecturer of subjects such as music history, music theory and chamber music. Since 2001, He has been dedicating himself to the study of singing, whether taking singing classes or accompanying singers as a coach or in concerts. His current job, to which he has been committed since 2012, consists of teaching subjects like Music and Cultural Heritage, Cultural Policy and Music and Memory in the Middle Ages at a university in São Paulo