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Diane Anglim (Piano)

Bachelor of Arts (Music),
Higher Diploma in Education,
Associate Diploma Piano Teacher ARIAM

Diane Anglim has over fifteen years of teaching experience both as a Piano and Recorder teacher, and as a secondary school music teacher. Her passion for music, and her love of working with people, led her to open The Music Room in April 2008. Originally the only staff member teaching three piano students, she has since grown The Music Room to include five qualified music teachers, covering Piano, Guitar and Vocal lessons, and altogether educating over 140 students each week.

Diane Anglim

Diane has been bitten by the music bug since the age of three and plays recorder, keyboards, guitar, saxophone and piano. Having completed the RIAM exams in both recorder and piano she went on to study music to degree level at NUI Maynooth. Following her degree, she trained as a secondary school music teacher gaining a Higher Diploma in Education. She spent some years gaining experience as a piano teacher in music schools around Dublin, before opening The Music Room. Diane holds an Associate Piano Teaching Diploma from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

She spends her free time writing, recording and performing her own music.

"The thing with Diane is that her experience shines through in every single lesson...She's patient, kind, and always makes sure that you understand everything before you progress..."

(Amy Wall, Womans Way Magazine, January 13th, 2015)

Diane currently teaches Piano lessons at The Music Room.

Arjun Desai (Guitar)

Bachelor of arts in Jazz and contemporary music.

Arjun is a musician/music educator with over 9 years of teaching experience in Ireland, India and Sri Lanka.

He's passionate about music and aims to instill the same sense of excitement and interest in his students through a carefully constructed and personalised lesson plan, organising each student's growth, area of interest and mode of learning.

His primary instrument is guitar but he also has considerable experience playing Upright Bass, drums and trumpet in the past.

Arjun Guitar

A graduate of Dublin CIty University's Bachelor of Arts in Jazz and Contemporary music, Arjun is equipped with a broad skill set that encompasses Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop and Folk music of different diasporas.

Arjun currently teaches electric, acoustic and bass guitar at The Music Room.

Email Arjun:
Call Arjun: 087 6541912

Kim Shepherd (Piano)

Bachelor of Music (Pedagogy)

Kim began piano at the age of 7, and has been training classically throughout her life. As a college student, she recently graduated with a BMus (Pedagogy) from TU Dublin conservatoire, where she studied under the tutelage of Siobhan Kilkelly.

She regularly competes in Ireland as a performer and won 1st prize in the ESB Feis Ceoil Senior Pianoforte Duet in 2018. She also won 2nd prize in the ESB Feis Ceoil Trimble Cup in 2019. Kim has experience performing in notable venues, including the National Concert Hall Dublin.

Kim has been teaching piano since 2015. Her students have had great success in exams and competitions, as well as developing a passion for all aspects of music and piano playing. Kim has also worked as a musical director in kids camps in the USA. She thoroughly enjoyed teaching piano, accompanying vocal groups and acting as musical director for multiple shows during her time there.

Kim Piano

Kim currently teaches piano lessons at The Music Room

Email Kim:
Call Kim: 086 2502537

Niamh Parkinson (Vocal)

Bachelor of Arts (Music),
Master of Music,
Primary Music 1 Kodaly

Niamh has over 5 years of teaching experience as a Vocal, Piano and Pre-Instrumental Music Teacher. She has been with The Music Room since November 2010.

She completed her Bachelor of Music and Arts Management degree at Middlesex University, London in 2003. Throughout her degree she enjoyed performances of her own compositions from accomplished musicians, such as the Allegri String Quartet. She completed her Masters in Music, majoring in compostion at NUI Maynooth in 2007.

Niamh Vocal

Niamh began her musical education early, first learning the piano, then taking up flute and vocal lessons. Once she started writing songs (at the tender age of 13), she knew that music was to be her life! She has since performed with leading Irish and Australian opera companies, as well as renowned choirs such as the Melbourne Philharmonic Choir. She has completed a tour of Italy taking part in Master classes with Maestra Gabriella Tucci, Maestro Salvatore Fisichella, Maestro Vincenzo la Scola, Dr. Joseph Talia and Opera director Jose Luis Lopez.

Her industry experience working at EMI and Mondo records, combined with her love of stage performance and music composition, provides Niamh with a unique opportunity to offer a diverse range of valuable skills and talents to her students.

Niamh works as a private piano, vocal and pre-instrumental teacher, and in her free time writes and gigs as a solo artist around Dublin.

Niamh currently teaches singing lessons and is choral conductor at The Music Room

Email Niamh:
Call Niamh: 086 3356353

All of our music teachers obtain clearance from the Garda Central Vetting Unit and work in conjunction with our child protection guidelines. Copies of these guidelines are available on request from The Music Room

Please give us a call on 01 2965570 with any questions - we look forward to hearing from you!