Jude is a final year Bachelor of Music student specialising in piano performance at TU Dublin Conservatoire. He has been a student of Dr David Mooney, Head of Keyboard Studies since the age of twelve. He has been teaching piano for seven years to a range of ages across multiple genres. Jude has successfully coached students through Grade exams and Junior Cert and Leaving Cert practicals with some achieving Distinctions and H1’s respectively. He believes in a relaxed teaching environment fostering the student’s autonomy as a musician in their own right.
Jude has performed and competed in many music competitions over the years, most notably winning the Dorothy Stokes Cup in the Feis Ceoil which culminated in a performance in the National Concert Hall. More recently, Jude could be heard on RTE Lyric FM in the Final of the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year where he was awarded 2nd Prize. Jude has had masterclasses with internationally renowned pianists including Barry Douglas, John O’Conor and Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
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
Mary McCaughey / Parent
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.
Carmel Kearney / Parent
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.