Dr David Coonan
An experienced teacher, David believes music is for everyone and works with students of all ages and abilities. His teaching philosophy centers on cultivating creativity in tandem with critical faculties, on developing strong connections between ear, mind, and practical technique, and on maintaining a strong sense of play and fun in practice.
The #Sharp Kids Programme is run under the auspices of The Piano Academy of Ireland, now celebrating it’s 15th year, is run by husband and wife team, Dr. Archie Chen and Rhona Gouldson-Chen. Rhona met Archie when she hired him to cover her studio (formerly Rathgar Piano) while travelling in 2003 and they have been playing and working together ever since.
To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.”