Hilary comes from a musical background. Her grandfather was a singer and clarinet-player, her uncle an organist and there was always music playing in her parental home. She became actively engaged with music herself at secondary school: 'Dartington Hall' in Devon, England, starting to sing and play the piano and flute at thirteen. She made her debut as a soprano soloist at eighteen, singing Händel's Messiah and went on to study singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Marjorie Thomas, Flora Nielsen and John Carol-Case, Rex Stephens, Clara Taylor and Alexander Kelly.
Hilary is an experienced pianist, accompanist and piano teacher. She gives individual half-hourly/ hourly piano lessons to both children and adults, either to encourage and develop musicality at an early age, give the professional help needed for exams or to smooth the path for those wishing to get back to piano playing later on in life.
Also, throughout her career as a teacher, Hilary has always accompanied all her students and, furthermore, combining her musical skills, has provided and continues to provide chamber-music coaching to singers and pianists.
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MUSIC THEORY & SIGHT-READING
Next to her activities as a piano teacher, Hilary also gives lessons and courses in Music Theory and Sight-reading.
* Learn to read and write music.
* Get help with aural tests and sight reading.
* Understand rhythm and harmony.
Also, as a highly-qualified Music Theory teacher, she can advise you on and provide you with the musicianship skills required for Grade exams, Junior / Leaving Certificate Music and Music College intakes.
If you are interested, please let her know, whether you are looking for individual lessons or a group course.
Do you have someone near and dear to you, who loves to sing and whom you wish to encourage to develop his/her voice?
Why not give him/her a present of some singing lessons in the form of one of Hilary's own, specially designed, personalized gift vouchers?
Hilary teaches in three different locations:
Highfield Rugby Club
Woodleigh Park, Glasheen
Fermoy Youth Centre
Ashe Quay, Fermoy, Co. Cork
and in her own studio
at home in
Tallow, Co. Waterford