Annaliesa is a passionate advocate of holistic music and performing arts education and has taught piano for over 15 years. Her experience also encompasses Pre-Instrumental Music Classes for age 3 +, Performing Arts Education, Musical Director for Transition Year Musicals, Choral Director for Youth Groups, Adult Choirs and individual vocal coaching and singing lessons.
Annaliesa’s approach fosters creativity and enjoyment of learning, exploring musical potential whilst learning life skills in a supportive and enthusiastic environment, empowering students to achieve positive outcomes. These include great exam results, (R.I.A.M Exams, Junior and Leaving Certificates and College entry) confident performances, or simply enjoying music for music’s sake.
In addition to a B.A (Hons) in Music and Art History, Annaliesa trained at the Conservatoire of Music & Drama Rathmines and the Gaiety School of Acting (Advanced Performance). Last year, she completed two Hibernia College Certificates: Music and Drama in the classroom and Inclusion of Learners with Special Educational Needs. She also trained with R.I.A.M and Guildford School of Acting voice teachers and is constantly learning and renewing skills through a variety of courses, master classes and workshops.
Annaliesa performed professionally as a member of the residential Show Team aboard 5 different cruise liners, performing an eclectic repertoire from pop/rock to jazz and classical. Closer to home, she has appeared in numerous musicals, operettas, plays and concerts in many of Ireland’s major theatres. Her favourite place to perform is the N. C. H Dublin, where credits include Lily St Regis, Annie and Glinda, Wizard of Oz with Festival Productions, Kate, Pirates of Penzance with Lyric Opera and Nellie, Jekyll and Hyde (Glasnevin M.S). Other performing highlights include Jerry’s Conscience in Jerry Springer the Opera at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin and Pitti Sing, The Mikado and Hebe, HMS Pinafore at the Buxton Opera House, UK. Last year she played Fairy Fu Fu in the Liberty Panto: Robin Hood.
Our experience of KSM over the last ten years has been very positive. Four children, four instruments and four very different attitudes to practice, but all have been infected by Paul’s boundless enthusiasm for the pure joy of music
My daughter has been taking piano lessons in the Kilternan School of Music for 3 years. She loves her teacher and lessons. She has achieved extremely high results in her exams and loves playing in the mini concerts throughout the year.
My family will be attending KSM for their 6th year this September. I have 3 children aged between 10 and 13. It was my daughter who brought us to music through violin by attending the pre instrumental class and she just loved it.