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"Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way"

George Evans

About Us

International cellist Tara-Lee Byrne and director of one of Ireland's leading private music academies warmly welcomes you to our southern hemisphere studio in Byron Bay, Australia. Our highly experienced teachers are international professional musicians who combine active performing careers whilst educating and inspiring musicians across the generations fulfil their musical ambitions and dreams.

We nurture musical talent across all ages, abilities, aspirations, and socio-economic backgrounds. We nourish each student's potential as they explore and discover their musical identity and path. We are committed to teaching in an inspiring, creative, fun, yet focused environment.

We currently offer weekly individual instrumental classes in cello, piano, and chamber music. 
Students of all ages, abilities, and aspirations are welcome to apply.  If you wish to discover your musical potential allow us to guide and support your musical journey. 


welcome

Are you a beginner cellist or a mature piano student with no prior musical experience?

You don't need to know a treble clef from a crotchet. You don't have to be able to sing or read music. You don't have to do exams. You don't have to play in public. And it doesn't matter if you have arthritis.

Trust us when we say IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO START. All you need is a long-lasting desire to learn an instrument and let us do the rest. 

We warmly welcome applications from cello and piano students of all ages, abilities, and aspirations. Our fees are at the bottom of the page.

are you an adult & always wanted to learn?

Munster Music Academy currently hosts our popular Christmas, Easter and Summer concerts online. Every student is warmly encouraged to perform for their peers, parents and teachers. We host regular adult performance platforms online where all adult students are invited to perform in a non-judgemental and supportive environment amongst fellow adult students. Munster Music Academy is a public examination centre for Trinity College London international examination board. We hold our instrumental exams in June every year. 

concerts performances & exams

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Frequently asked questions

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40 minutes @ 8 euros
 60 minutes @ 10 euros


ALL THEORY CLASSES ARE ONLINE WITH JUDIT

THEORY GROUP LESSONS


30 minutes @  50 dollars
45 mins @ 75 dollars
 60 minutes @ 100 dollars

*FAMILY DISCOUNT
10% PER LESSON

instrumental lessons

fees & investment

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Tell us what you want to learn, you can even tell us why! Click the button below to share your musical aspirations and ask any questions. We promise to reply within two working days. 

MEET the TEACHERS

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Irish cellist and Munster Music Academy, founder, and director Tara-Lee Byrne studied in Holland, Italy, and England and holds honors degrees in performance and teaching from The Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin, Utrecht Conservatorium, Holland, Trinity College of Music London. and Trinity Guildhall. Tara-Lee was a Music Scholar at Trinity College of Music London. and during her studies was awarded a place on the Mentorship scheme with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Pears Festival Orchestra and was a finalist in the London Symphony Orchestra String Experience. Her solo performances include appearances with The Hibernian Orchestra, Dublin Orchestral Players, Dublin Symphony Orchestra, Royal Irish Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra; 'I Suoni Bianchi' Chamber Orchestra, Italy.

Tara-Lee is in demand as a cello teacher and chamber music coach in Ireland, Australia and abroad having previously taught in the Young European Strings School, Dublin and Royal Academy of Music Junior Department London. Tara-Lee tours nationally and internationally hosting string workshops based on her book ‘The Cello Freeway', an interactive teaching book and DVD focusing on cello bowing technique for teachers and cellists of all ages and abilities. 

Tara-Lee has performed and recorded with global artists including Beyonce, Kanye West, Elton John, P-Diddy, Bono, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Maxim Vengerov, Westlife, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Damian Rice, The Chieftains, and Christy Moore.

Tara-Lee has held the position of principal cellist with Utrecht Symphony Orchestra, Holland; Opera Orchestra di Teatro Mancinelli, Orvieto, Italy; Trinity College of Music Symphony Orchestra, London; Orchestra da Camera Di Scuola APM, Saluzzo; The Hibernian Orchestra and Royal Irish Academy of Music Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. In Ireland Tara-Lee was deputy cellist with The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTE Concert Orchestra, The Irish Baroque Orchestra, and the Irish Film Orchestra. 

Tara-Lee is a professional wholefood chef having graduated from Matthew Kenney Plantlab in Santa Monica, USA. Tara-Lee divides her time and creative energies between her 170-year-old farmhouse in Killaloe and Byron Bay, Australia. She continues to follow her passion for teaching music, performing, cheffing, educating and inspiring others to invest in their health by making conscious, sustainable food and lifestyle choices.

Tara-Lee is obsessed with tea and drinks matcha, masala chai and earl grey daily. She loves everything Japanese & Indian, the smell of freshly cut grass, marketing podcasts, and spa weekends. She speaks Italian and French and recently discovered she can actually paint.

Tara-Lee remotely manages MMA from her beachside home in Byron Bay. She teaches both online and in Byron Bay MMA where she warmly welcomes cello and piano students to join her studio. 

tara-lee byrne

DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
munster music academy
& BYron bay MMA 

meet the teachers 

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Tara-Lee has boundless energy and enthusiasm for music and for exciting her students on their musical journey. While learning in this fun environment
Tara-Lee's ability to focus on the detail and technical aspects in a fun way allows the children to really understand music as well as learning essential skills   
 

Denise Sheridan

Tara-Lee's experience and energy are unrivalled. I remember watching her play one of my exam pieces before I entered for one my lessons and I fell in love with the cello. She sets a great example for her students and brings her passion for music to every session

dan finnerty

I was so lucky to start my cello journey with Tara-lee. Her attention to technical detail, passionate commitment to her students, and wonderful sense of fun made every lesson one to look forward to
 

Gráinne Higgins

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*FAMILY DISCOUNT 10% PER LESSON

30 minutes @ 50 dollars
45 mins @ 75 dollars
60 minutes @ 100 dollars


INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS

fees & investment

fees are for 1-2-1 classes

please read our frequently asked questions here

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