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Welcome to Expand School of Music

…The benefit of music education is that it supports all other learning…the horizons are higher when you are involved in music - Dr. Eric Rasmussen, Chair of the Early Childhood Music Department, Johns Hopkins University

Expand is a School of Music with a mission. Our mission is that every student who attends the school will grow in confidence, develop self-esteem and broaden their horizons as they learn music.

At Expand, we offer music education and instrumental tuition of the highest quality in a nurturing and student-focused environment. Our teaching methods enable students to work at their own pace, see their potential and reach for success.

Don’t miss out, join us today!


Instrumental Lessons

hands-playing-acoustic-guitarhow-to-play-a-guitar-rndOur instrumental tuition usually begins around 6 – 7 years of age and comprises weekly lessons in either Piano, Flute, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums or Singing. Read More.

Drama Classes

Kids-drama-fun-rndOur drama classes are aimed at children aged 5 to 18 years. These weekly lessons introduce children to the dramatic foundations, with particular focus on… Read More.

Music Classes

music-classesOur music classes provide a fun musical experience for children aged 4 – 6 years. The classes are specifically designed to build musical foundations, grow confidence. Read More.

Popular Classes



Alanna Maher

Alanna Maher is a professional singer with many years teaching experience.  She began singing at an early age and found a love of sharing her passion for music and singing with others.  She is now a passionate and dedicated teacher, working with individual students and groups.

Ali Giusti

Ali Giusti is a professional musician with 15 years music teaching experience.  She started learning music from a very young age and went on to achieve a degree in music from Cardiff University.  While still at university, Ali began working as a session musician all over the UK and also cut her teeth as a teacher of music.

Anton Giusti

Anton Giusti is a professional musician with many years music teaching experience.  Anton began learning the Bass Guitar at a young age and has played for many bands, recording sessions and also spent time as a session musician in the USA.

Daniel Nicholas

Daniel Nicholas is a professional musician with over 10 years performing and teaching experience.  Daniel began learning the Guitar at an early age and he quickly developed a love of learning music which has led him to play with many different bands across many genres.

Emma Reid

Emma Reid is a highly skilled drama facilitator with 10 years teaching experience. She made her first ventures into the world of teaching drama with the National Association of Youth Drama (N.A.Y.D.) where she earned FETAC level 6 qualifications in Drama facilitation, Dramatic Practice and Methodologies.

John Reid

John Reid is a professional drummer with many years teaching experience. John's love of music began at an early age and in his teenage years he became an accomplished DJ, gigging for local parties and events in Dublin.

Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire has been playing Bass and Acoustic guitar for over thirty years and during this time has toured throughout Ireland, Britain and Europe with various artists across a range of genres from Country to Blues and Rock.

Thomas Hanley

Thomas Hanley is a professional musician with nearly 10 years teaching experience.  Thomas developed a love of learning music at an early age and quickly matured into an accomplished Pianist and performer.  Thomas’ love of music led him to the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he achieved a Degree in Music in 2003.


“I have found that Expand School of Music is wonderful.  My daughter has come alive since joining and she counts the days, wanting to see Ali again.  I have told all my friends about it and they will all be signing up their children next term.” (Music Class)

Michael McDermott, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan

“My son is really enjoying the music class.  He enjoys interacting with the other kids in his class and it is really building his confidence in music and singing.” (Music Class)

Patricia Little, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan

“I think the music class is a brilliant idea and I am really happy that my daughter looks forward to every Thursday.  She enjoys, loves and talks a lot about the class.  Thank you.” (Music Class)

Helen, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan

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