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Individual Lessons

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Group Lessons

NEW Summer clubs 2018:

Lessons for small groups (Max. 5 children per group) take place at a residential area. There is no parking on site. Recommendations on drop off, collection and parking (see our Terms and Conditions) need to be strictly followed. Not complying with these rules will result on cancellation of lessons' registration.

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Teacher Training

New Enact Music has received accreditation from Trinity College London for the delivery of the Certificate for Music Educators (CME) Level 4.  

Offer: discounted price on course fees for the first three successful candidates registering in our 2017/2018 CME course!

Submit your application asap to avail from a highly discounted price on an exciting and high quality learning experience!

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What We Offer

Our team of highly dedicated teachers are here to support you at each step of your learning journey

We provide one-to-one tuition in:

We would love to have you join us.You will be allocated a teacher who will encourage and teach you the skills required to play your chosen instrument. If lessons are not immediately available for your instrument you can be placed on our waiting list and contacted when a slot becomes available. 

In an era where technology permeates our lives it is important to be able to make music using technology. In this course students become acquainted with software used to edit sound, write music and compose.

We offer group lessons in: Music Theory, Music Technology, Composition and Aural Development.

In our summer schemes children engage in innovative activity based music courses informed by the latest research in music psychology and education. The courses are great fun and educational, designed to develop children musical potential, confidence in music making and performing in a progressive and supportive environment.

Apart from Enact Music concerts our students fully engage with the local musical community through performance at various music festivals and competitions (e.g. Holywood Music Festival, Lagan Festival, Belfast Music Festival, EPTA).

Enact Music will start delivering the Certificate for Music Educators (Level 4) accredited by Trinity College London in October 2017. Click here for more information

Our Recent Work

Summer Scheme 2015

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Summer Scheme 2016

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Christmas Concerts 2016 Solo Performances

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Our Recent Work

Christmas Concerts 2016 Duets

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Christmas Concerts 2016 Teachers' Performances

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Our Team

We love teaching

Dr Lilian Simones

Director and Piano Teacher

Designated Teacher for Child Protection

Through multifaceted professional experiences in the music industry and academic settings, I have attained an intimate knowledge of the musical learning process and the wide range of skills musicians require to succeed in today’s world. I decided to found Enact Music because I consider that most music educational scenarios have not moved with time and are outdated by not taking on board relevant research insights into their curricular offer and teaching practice. 

For the past 25 years I have worked extensively as a piano teacher, pianist and as a researcher. Apart from my current role as Director of Enact Music and Course Director for the CME course Level 4 accredited by Trinity College London, I am a Careers Consultant (Researcher Training and Development) at Queen's University, Belfast. 

I have been project manager for a number of funded research projects in the areas of gesture in instrumental music and attitudes towards music performance modules in HE. My special research interests are improvisation in the instrumental music teaching and learning context, music pedagogy in the 21st Century and researcher development. I completed a MA in Music Psychology in Education at the University of Sheffield in 2011 and a PhD in instrumental music pedagogy at Queen's University Belfast in 2014.

Elisabete Tavares

Enact Music Administrator

Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection

I am an experienced Teacher, with a background in administration. In previous administrative roles I have worked as team leader, designed and managed projects, worked effectively on multiple and diverse projects simultaneously, organised and managed resources adjusting priorities as required. My previous experience also includes classroom teaching in my speciality areas (English and Portuguese), online tutoring sessions, translation and proofreading tasks worldwide. On a personal note, I enjoy reading a lot and spending time with my family.

Hannah Joy Hyndmann

Piano and Violin Teacher

I have recently graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a degree in music. Growing up, music was always a massive part of my childhood. I remember being keen to start piano lessons as young as 6 years old, and from there also picking up violin and being a part of any ensemble I could. As I grew in understanding and command of my two instruments a desire to share this passion also grew alongside. 

I have been teaching privately for six years now. For me, music education is about the individual: releasing and nurturing musicality and creativity is key to every musical experience. Being a part of this process is an exciting responsibility. I am very privileged to have the opportunity to come on board with Enact Music and be a part of a team of like-minded people! 

Bethany Gilbert

Piano Teacher

I have grade 8 piano and I’m a second year undergraduate student of Music at Queen’s University specialising in piano performance alongside other modules in music history. I’m originally from Portadown but have moved to Belfast in order to be close to the university. After I complete my music degree I will do a Masters (MSc) in Autism Spectrum Disorders as my dream is to become a music therapist for special needs children. 

Alongside being an accomplished pianist I really care about instilling a passion for music in children in my teaching. I believe this is incredibly important - not only for the children learning but also for the future of music itself. My hobbies outside of music include reading books about psychology, philosophy and Greek mythology, alongside painting, drawing and woodcarving."

Josh Murtagh

Piano, Violin and Music Technology Teacher

I currently study Music Technology and Sonic Arts at Queens University. I teach piano and violin to pupils of all ages and abilities. Outside of studying, I assist A level music students in my old school, I enjoy singing choral music with different groups, and I have recently completed a diploma in piano performance.

Lyndsey McDowell

Flute and Music Theory Teacher

I am a flute, piano tutor and music theory teacher who graduated with a Music degree from QUB back in 2011. Since then I have been teaching privately, at the Junior Academy of Music at Queen’s University Belfast and Enact Music. I also have experience teaching woodwind with CBSM and the Lisburn Music Centre. 

My teaching is aimed at developing students’ ability to think and act independently while experimenting with music. To achieve this I use a student centred approach.

Grainne Meyer

Piano and Harp Teacher

I am a pianist and harpist currently working across Northern Ireland as a freelance performer and teacher. I have a BA Music (Hons) Degree from the University of York and am completing my Masters degree in music performance at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. My academic qualifications are focused on classical music, but as a performer and teacher I am equally passionate about classical and traditional music.

I have been teaching piano and harp in individual and group lessons for the past 7 years as well as teaching workshops across the UK. As I teacher I aim to share my love of music with my students through lessons that are flexible to each pupil's individual preferences and goals.

Mary Quinn

Violin and Music Theory Teacher

Having completed a BMus in 2017 at Queen’s University, Belfast I took up the violin at the age of 7 with local teacher Sheila Thompson and later progressed to Young European Strings School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Ronald Masin and Joanne Quigley at Queen's University, Belfast. I have completed the Associated Board Schools of Music exams to and including Diploma level.

While at YES School of Music I was member of the Chamber orchestra travelling internationally. I have played masterclasses with world renowned violinists Ray Chen, Gwendolyn Masin and Remus Azoitei. In 2015 I was awarded the Hamilton Harty Scholarship that allowed me to travel to Romania and take part in a residential violin masterclass for two weeks. This year I will be studying for a Music Masters Degree at QUB.

Helena Howie

Singing Teacher

I am a classically trained freelance singer with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree from Bangor University where I specialised in performance and vocal pedagogy. I currently teach privately and also at the Junior Academy of Music and Enact Music. Through my role as Events Manager for the Flax Trust I organise and facilitate workshops with primary and secondary schools which provide spaces to explore vocal techniques and choral teamwork.

I teach both classical and musical theatre syllabus in individual and group settings where I strive to instil sound musicianship and confidence in my students when performing with their personal and unique instrument.

Sarah Coulter

Singing, Piano and Trombone Teacher

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Aaron Boyce

Piano and Music Theory Teacher

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Adam Stewart

Guitar and Drums Teacher

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Josh Mahood

Guitar and Music Technology Teacher

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Samuel Smith

Piano, Composition and Music Technology

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Abbie Patterson

Piano, Cello and Music Theory Teacher

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