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What do I do?
I am a self-employed music teacher, author and publisher (or just "entrepreneur"!) working in Wicklow, South Dublin and online.

During school terms I teach piano, recorder, music theory, leaving and junior cert music and glee club as well as running online courses and correspondence courses on this website. I teach one-to-one and small groups in Ashford, County Wicklow.

During the summer I offer summer lessons and run two summer camps for kids and teens: Song and Writing and Wicklow Glee Club. Through this website, I also provide information and advice for students, teachers and parents in the areas of learning an instrument and studying leaving and junior cert music.

At various stages of the year I may be asked by different schools or groups to run workshops, classes, etc. (see list of projects below). Click the button to view my biography.

I am the author and publisher of "Virtuoso: Leaving Cert Music" (a 2-in-1 text and revision book) and revision notes for Junior Cert. music.

For information on any of the above services, click the relevant link in the menu at the top of the page.

I code, design and update this website personally on an ongoing basis. Sales and queries are processed manually by myself also. (I hope to employ an assistant in the near future!)

Office Hours

I am available to respond to queries during the hours listed below. I move between Wicklow and Dublin (often irregularly) on working days and therefore have no a "drop-in" hours or address!

Monday - Thursday: 9.30am - 9.30pm
Friday and Saturday: 9.30am - 6pm

Please note that I may be teaching during these hours and unable answer the phone. Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Contact information

Phone: 086 865 2096
Email: info[at]darablack.com
or click here to submit your query

Recent and current work/projects include:
9 Jan 2012 Song and Writing workshop in Rathdown school
21-23 Oct 2011 trading at PPMTA Conference 2011 in Croke Park
4-8 July 2011 Song and Writing Workshops in Dublin
15 May 2011one-day LC Music Revision Course in Dulin
12 Mar 2011 Glee Workshop in St Columba's College
Feb-Mar 2011 Correcting mock papers for Dublin Examining Board
Jan-Apr 2011 Weekly Recorder in St Kilians German School, Clonskeagh
Sept-Dec 2010 Weekly Recorder and Glee club in St Kilians German School, Clonskeagh
Sept, Oct & Nov 2010 Vocal workshops for Tightrope Productions