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Gerard Flanagan - Head of Music B.A. (Mod), H.D.E.
Gerard Flanagan was appointed Head of Music in CDVEC Music Centre, Kylemore College 2003.

He studied Music at Limerick School of Music and later at Trinity College Dublin. He taught Music and English at St Mary's School for the Visually Impaired before moving full time to Kylemore College. In his time at the Music Centre, he has worked to build many key elements of music school provision, including Junior and Leaving Cert Music (since 1989), the full time Post Leaving Cert Music Performance course (since 2000) and the Ceol scheme for local schoolchildren (2005).


Lisa Hutchings M.Mus. (Performance), B.A. (Hons)
Lisa HutchingsLisa Hutchings began her musical education at an early age studying the recorder, and later the clarinet and piano. A past student of Kylemore Music Centre, Lisa holds a B.A. Honours Degree in Music and Geography from NUI Maynooth and a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the Conservatory of Music and Drama D.I.T. where she studied with Laoise O’ Brien, Edward Holly and privately with Professor Doris Keogh. Lisa is involved in music education nationally and has a particular interest in bringing music to people with disabilities and those from disadvantaged areas. Having worked as a music teacher in primary education and special education, Lisa now works as a music teacher for the CDVEC and also as a workshop facilitator for the National Concert Hall’s Learn & Explore Programme in schools and health care settings.


As a performer, Lisa is keen to increase awareness of the recorder’s entire repertoire and has a specific interest in playing Contemporary music. She has performed in various capacities as either soloist or chamber musician in some of Ireland’s most prestigious venues as well as the UK and is currently involved in researching music for recorder and electronics.

Alan Kelly B.A. (Hons) Music

Alan studied trumpet and graduated from NUI Maynooth in 1997 with an honours degree in Music. He taught in the School of Musicianship of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama from 1997 - 2002.

In 2001 Alan joined the staff of CDVEC Music Centre, Kylemore College as a music theory and brass Teacher. He currently teaches on the full time PLC Music courses in Kylemore College and more recently has established Music as a 2nd level subject in Kylemore College. He has developed the Kylemore College Krew (KCK) Radio Broadcasting project for 2nd level students.

Alan has been involved in the coordination and development of performance activities for Kylemore College, Ceol Ballyfermot and the Sports and Cultural Council CDVEC and has a keen interest in publicising these activities through the network of Kylemore College websites.

Alan is the musical director of the Irish Variety Ensemble Brass & Reed Concert Band since 2003.

In his spare time he enjoys travelling the Inland Waterways of Ireland by barge.

Eoin Tierney M.A., B.A. (Mus), LTCL, LGSM, H.Dip.IT
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Eoin TierneyA native of Dublin, Eoin graduated from NUI Maynooth with an honours Master degree in Musicology. He also holds Licentiate Diplomas in both Piano and Organ. He studied piano with Leonora Carney, and organ with Peter Sweeney in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. He was the first organ scholar od Adam and Eve’s Church Dublin where he studied with Paul McKeever.

Eoin teaches theory and piano at Kylemore Music Centre and is a regular accompanist to various groups and soloists there. Eoin also finds time to lecture at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, and at Mater Dei Institute of Education in Drumcondaa. He is a Council member and Organ tutor at the Irish Church Music Association, and has helped to organise their popular annual summer school in Maynooth since 2001. He also acts as organist and accompanist for Amnesty International’s ‘Carols for Freedom’ on an annual basis. He has been resident organist and music director at St. Columba’s – Iona Road, Glasnevin since 1998.

Working regularly as an accompanist, Eoin has also given solo organ concerts around Ireland and in the United States. His performances include Fauré’s ‘Requiem’ and Bernstein’s ‘Chichester Psalms’ both at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra.

Current interests include Irish pipe organs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Eoin has commenced studying for a PhD, and is working towards an Organ fellowship diploma.

Rosario Missanelli B.Mus (Hons)

Rosario MissanelliHe holds a Honours Bachelor Degree of Music, recognized on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland and by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

He studied with some of the best Trumpet players in the world both in Italy and the U.S.A. Rex Martin (Northwestern University), Chicago, Stephen Burns, Vincent Penzarella (Second Trumpet, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Laurie Frink (New York) Timofey Dockshitzer. He has a long experience playing in several Italian orchestras, among which the illustrious San Carlo Theatre Orchestra in Naples, Compagnia della Luna Orchestra, director Nicola Piovani (winner of OSCAR PRIZE 1999 for the soundtrack of the film “The Life is Beautiful”), Arena di Verona Orchestra, Verona, Italian International Orchestra - Malaysia, China and Macau Tour, Orchestra “I Solisti Partenopei” – Japan Tour, Campania Regional Orchestra, “Fondazione A. Scarlatti” Tour – England and Scotland.
Since September 2006 he is teaching part-time trumpet, brass instruments and music theory in Kylemore College CDVEC, brass instruments in Artane School of Music (Artane Band), and brass instruments in Newpark Music Centre in Blackrock.

Anne Greene

Anne Greene I have been teaching piano and theory in Kylemore since 2000. Previously I studied piano with Colma Brioscu and then with Eileen Mcgrath at Kylemore . I really enjoy teaching here as I meet such a wide variety of students of all ages and abilities and I feel so lucky to be working with such friendly and supportive colleagues.

I am an enthusiastic member of E.P.T.A. [ European Piano Teachers' Association] for many years and have been until recently a committee member for the last 4 years. I have learnt so much about piano teaching from this organisation and I enjoy the social contact with other piano teachers. Previously I have been a member of the Kodaly Society of Ireland and have attended some of their summer courses which again were extremely enjoyable and helpful in my teaching.

Frailan Moran Mendive

I started my musical career at the age of nine in The Vocational School of Art (Pinar del Rio, Cuba), a specialised music school that combined general subjects with music theory and practice. Then, at the age of 19, I obtained the degree of Instrumentalist-Teacher of Percussion and Practice of Conjunto Music, in the National School of Music (Havana, Cuba). And, as part of the last year exam I prepared and performed three different pieces for Xylophone, Snare Drum and Timpani. Getting Honours on my graduation.
Once qualified, in 2001 I started to work as a Percussion Teacher in the same National School of Music teaching Xylophone, Timpani, Snare Drum, and Musical Ensembles. I was appointed head of the panel of judges for Percussion exams in 2003 and organised many musical events for foreign students who were studying at the school. While teaching at the school, I worked with various groups in Havana performing at many events. I terminated my contract with the school in December 2004 to come to Ireland.
I am teaching Classical Percussion, Percussion and Drum Kit in Kylemore College Music Centre, Ballyfermot. Where I started in 2007 as a part-time teacher. I have also had the pleasure to participate in the school's concerts in the National Concert Hall in Dublin that take place every two years.
During this period I have recorded with Havana Son (The most authentic traditional Cuban band in Ireland, lead by Conor Guilfoyle) where I was the Conga player and we toured all over Ireland. I am also the Drummer of The Pale, lead by Matthew Devereux and Shane Wearen.
I have been called as a special guests in bands such as Republic of Loose, Lunfardia (traditional Argentinian music band lead by A. Hernandez and Dermott Dunne) and a few other recording sessions.