Fermata Team-O'Briain Pianos

"Excellent music school with fantastic teachers and great atmosphere. Highly recommended for young and not so young students"
Anneta Zangrobelny
"I had great experiences with this particular music school. I would definitely recommend it over other music schools around Dublin"
Bart Siniarskio
"The teachers are fantastic. My daughter is delighted being able to attend it. She is making a very good progress in playing the violin"
Marek Dabrowski



Patrycja Mikiciuk

Owner & Head Teacher
For Piano, Violin, Voice,
& Music Theory


Patrycja Mikiciuk is Fermata School of Music Founder, Director and actively participating music teacher. Patrycja is violinist with over 15 years of experience mainly playing as a full-time musician in philharmonic and chamber orchestras. 
 

Patrycja completed 1st and 2nd Level Music School in Poland. She's a leaving certificate graduate from School Of Music in viola, piano, advanced music theory, harmony, ear training and music education in Jelenia Gora, Poland.

Patricia is a Masters Of Music graduate with speciality of pedagogics and choir conducting in Zielona Gora, Poland. She is a music teacher with over fifteen years of combined experience.

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Tomasz Mikiciuk

Business Manager, Customer Care & Staff Management


Tomasz Mikiciuk manages Fermata School of Music since 2011, providing top customer care and staff management. He brings a broad customer care knowledge and wealth of experience to his position, with an extensive key set of managing skills to fulfil his role at the school.


You can meet Tomasz at our reception and ask any question about our school of music and available courses. He will guide you through all our facilities and explain any concerns.
 

You can meet Tomasz between Monday and Friday from 5:30pm until 7:30pm  and Saturdays from 10:00am until 3:00pm. We suggest to call in advance and book an appointment - 085-125 7503

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Maja Rumianowska

Piano, Double Bass, Music Theory, and is In House Accompanist


Maja is a piano and double bass player, with a Master’s Degree in Music and a Teaching Diploma. She graduated from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She has many years of experience in stage and teaching.
 

She is a qualified accompanist performing with vocalists, choir and many instrumentalists. As a double bass player Maja had a chance to perform with many different orchestras around Europe and work with the best conductors and soloists.
 

She has participated in numerous international summer masterclasses as a piano soloist, double bass soloist and chamber music player.

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Anhelina Ivanets

Piano, Flute, Music Theory and
is In House Accompanist


Ahelina Ivanets is honors graduate of the Academy of Music in Lutsk, Ukraine. She completed degree with piano, music theory, flute, ear training and music education as her main streams. She is certified teacher to work with children and adults.

From early childhood Anhelina was always surrounded by music.

She began learning to play piano at theage of 7. Her parent were always a great supporters to het and made big influence on her musical career. Anhelina has broad music knowledge supported by over 7 years of experience in children’s education. Anhelina worked School of Music in Lutsk in Ukraine before moved to Ireland in 2005.
 

She is an outstanding piano player and with broad stage performance experience. Anhelina is engaged, enthusiastic and determined teacher.

She has pleasure to work with children and loves to see their development and growing interest and love in music .

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Andryi Blyznyuk

Piano, Music Theory and is In House Accompanist

Andriy Blyznyuk being born in Ukraine he studied Musicology and Piano in Academy of Music in Kharkov specializing in music of the second Viennese school. Andriy started his teaching career in Moscow in the Gnesin's College of Music and the Russian Academy of Theatrical Art in 1995. At the beginning of the Millennium he moved to Prague where he established himself as a jazz pianist of the local jazz scene.
 

Since 2004 lives in Ireland. At some stage he took advantage of travelling around the globe working for cruise lines as an orchestra musician and chamber music accompanist. His interest in piano repertoire spans early baroque music up to modern academical pieces not to mention the mainstream Jazz Standards, Cuban music and the American musicals.
 

Andriy believes that his teaching method will give his students a solid musical foundation from the very beginning which will help them to achieve the most and bring them really far with piano development.

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Yelida Franco 

Piano & Music Theory



Yelida is a former student of the Dominican National Conservatory and the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. started her studies at 6 years of age in the national elementary school of music. She started by playing the recorder as part of her introduction to music choosing to specialize in Piano. 
 

With over 14 years experience Yelida is an enthusiastic and dedicated piano teacher. She completed her Musical Pedagogy as part of her studies in the Dominican Republic. As a young student she participated in different Latin American piano contests and Master Classes with international concert international Piano players.

Her piano experience includes excellent methodologies from her different teachers from Japan, Spain and the Dominican Republic which implemented the Kodali piano methodology at her early age. She has performed in the Dominican Republic in various concerts for the National Conservatory and also in the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona.

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SooRyoung (Lara) Heo 

Violin, Music Theory, Individual
& Group Classes


Lara is a native of South Korea and she started violin at the age of seven. She is a graduate of Ewha Womans University and Sunwha Arts High School.
Lara has many years teaching experience of various students. She is a brilliant violinist who has a beautiful tone with strong technique. Lara possesses various experiences on global stages and in violin performance. She was a former member of Ewha Orchestra and Solemio Ensemble.


As a teenager she studied in professional music school and learned intensively about music. She has performed various repertories not only solo pieces but also ensemble and orchestra music. She worked with many famous conductors and musicians all over the world.

At Fermata School of Music Lara provides private violin lessons and master classes as well as group classes of Introduction to Violin for Children and adults. Lara prepares for grading exams of Royal Irish Academy of Music as well as ABRSM.

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Katie Neville 

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Banjo & Piano


Katie Neville is an Irish classical guitarist and composer. As a solo guitarist, Katie has won several prizes such as 1st place in the Senior Classical Guitar Cup and 2nd place in the Contemporary Irish Guitar competition at the ESB Feis Ceoil.

She has performed in masterclasses with renowned classical guitarists such as Xu Fei Yang, Berta Rojas and Craig Ogden. Having graduated with a 1st class degree from Maynooth University in 2016, she has chosen to pursue her studies further by undertaking a Masters in Music Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music under Marion Hyland.

Katie's second instrument is piano. She completed Royal Irish Academy of Music Grade 8 Exam and is very regarded tutor in this discipline of music by children and adults.

In a compositional capacity, Katie's works have been premiered by both student & professional performers, including the wonderful Chamber Choir Ireland and members of the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Andrii Kryzhanivskyi

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar & Ukulele


Andrii has graduated with Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Post Degree in Music Performance).

During the study time in Tchaikovsky Academy he began his concert activity locally and abroad. He is also first performer of new original works written by contemporary guitar composers.

Since Andrii moved to Ireland he continued career as a guitar teacher and performer. Andrii occupies a deputy teacher position in Kylemore College and prepares students for RIAM/ABRSM examination with the successful result.

One of his students won 2nd prize on the Classical Guitar Competition in Dublin at RDS Feis Ceoil  in March 2016, the 3rd prize on the Newpark Music Festival in February 2017, the 1st prize on the Classical Guitar Competition in Dublin at RDS Feis Ceoil  in March 2017.

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Akos Biro

Piano & Music Theory



Akos is an experienced and passionate piano teacher.  He started his studies at Erkel Ferenc Music School in Hungary. In Ireland  studying with Marta Erdei he received his Piano Teaching Diploma at Royal Irish Academy of Music.


Akos won 2nd prizes in various piano competitions: In 2013 Senior Piano Sonata, Newpark Music Festival & in 2016 Piano Open Advanced and Senior Repertoire Piano, Arklow Music Festival.


Akos studied Alexander technique that helps his students achieve high technical level and making piano playing a healthy activity.
 

He has been teaching in Ireland for more than 5 years, he has over 30 students, many of them are doing successful exams at RIAM and ABRSM.

Akos collected huge repertoire of music from over 100 books to provide motivating piano pieces for all of his students.

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Patrick Hughes

Saxophone, Clarinet & Music Theory


Patrick Hughes is regarded as one of Ireland’s most exciting young saxophonists. He is a protégé of the world-renowned French saxophone virtuoso Jean-Yves Fourmeau, where he graduated from the Conservatoire National Régional de Cergy-Pontoise (Paris) with the much coveted Premiere Prix and Medaille d'or (Gold Medal) in Saxophone and Medaille d'Or á l'unianimité (Unanimously) in Chamber Music in June 2011. 

He is an outstanding prizewinner, winning 1 st Prizes in both saxophone competitions and in the McCullough Cup at the E.S.B Feis Ceoil in Dublin. He is also the recipient of a Y.M.F.E (Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe) scholarship, Other highlights include 1 st Prize in the "Concours de Saxophone Parisien 2010" in Paris.

He is a former member of both the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble and the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Patrick is a passionate teacher and teaches privately and at both Glasnevin and Ratoath Schools of Music.

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Sharon Swords

Introduction To The Music, Piano & Music Theory


My interest in music begin when I started to learn the violin at the age of ten. I wasn’t musical before this and found that learning to play an instrument was hindered by the fact that at that I had no sense of beat, no understanding of rhythm and definitely no pitch. I’m sure looking back I was a very difficult challenge for my teacher.
 

Between 2007 and 2010 I was a member of the Mullingar Choral Society and sang in the National concert Hall in Dublin. My study of music is still growing today.
 

I received a Diploma in group and community music teaching with the RIAM in 2014 and have attended numerous short courses studying the Kodaly approach, some with teachers from The Kodaly Institute of Hungary.
 

For the past ten years to present I have taught piano privately, where I also specialise in teaching piano to children diagnosed with Autism.

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Francesco Giusti

Voice, Piano, & Music Theory

Italian born counter-tenor Francesco Giusti performed in numerous concerts both as a soloist and as a chorister, toured throughout Europe and Japan. He collaborated with various renown early music ensembles such as “Ensemble Concerto” (Roberto Gini) and “Il Canto di Orfeo” (Gianluca Capuano). With Ensemble Concerto, he recorded a CD “Monteverdi´s Sacred Music” published by Dynamic. He was also a member of the vocal group “Ensemble DSG” conducted by the Maestro di Cappella of San Petronio in Bologna (Italy), Michele Vannelli, with which he performed in several of Monteverdi´s masterpieces such as “Orfeo” in Mantua, and recorded “Vespro della Beata Vergine” and “Missa in Illo Tempore”. 

Francesco obtained a MMus in 2016 after studying with Xenia Meijer and Maarten Koningsberger at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During his studies there, he took part in numerous projects with renown conductors including Johannes Leertouwer, Teunis van der Zwart and Paul Dombrecht (Il Fondamento). In 2017, together with fellows former students of Dutch institutions, he founded the ensemble "Hovkapell" specialized in the rediscovery and performance of musical treasures of the Scandinavian 1600s and 1700s. 

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Maria-Noelle Creevey

Violin & Music Theory

Maria-Noelle is a Violinist currently based in Dublin and Kildare. She began her musical education at a very young age, studying the violin from the age of three.
 

She has been awarded an Honours Degree in Music performance at Maynooth University and over the years has been mentored by Sébastien Petiet, Istvan Barnacz, Theresa Costello and Karl Sweeney and has also been awarded gold medal for her performance in the senior violin category at the Fintan O’Carrol Feis in Waterford.
 

Maria made her professional Solo Debut with Beethoven’s Romance in F major with the Co. Kildare Orchestra in December 2016 of which she was leader for a number of years. This very piece will be performed in the Concert.
 

Maria was the leader of the Maynooth University Orchestra and Maynooth University String Ensemble. She has also been asked to lead several quartets, trio’s and duo’s with various different musicians around Ireland for various concerts and workshops. In addition to this Maria also currently teaches violin at the Academy of Music in Tullamore and also is called frequently to mentor youth orchestras such as the Midlands Youth Orchestra.

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Alan Guerreiro

Classical, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, & Music Theory


Alan, BMus, has nearly 15 years experience teaching music, both theory and practice.
He arrived in Ireland in March 2014, in order to study at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where he was awarded with Distiction Grade 10 in Classical Guitar. Due to the recommendation of his guitar instructor and to his high marks, Alan received a prestigious scholarship to keep his studies the following year, when he achieved the Advanced Performance in Classical guitar level 3.


In Ireland, Alan had an intense activity as guitar and music theory teacher, preparing students for the exams of the RIAM.

Alan has also done a Montessori Guitar Teaching course under the guidance of Redmond O’Toole.
 

In 2017, Alan moved to Germany and was invited to continue his studies at the prestigious Universities of the Musik- Academie Basel, Switzerland under the guidance of Paul Galbraith and at the International Guitar Academy Berlin, Germany.
 

In 2018, Alan finished the “Meisterkurs” at the the School of Excellence at the Musik-Akademie Basel

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