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Welcome to Leenane School of Music

About Us

Leenane School of Music was established by Barbara Dunne and her husband Damian Morrissey in 2022. Both having fallen in love with Connemara they decided to move to Leenane and open a school of music here. Both of them are professional musicians and teachers with many years of experience. We teach piano, clarinet, saxophone, recorder, flute and theory. We use the Royal Irish Academy and the ABRSM exam boards. All ages are welcome!

Damian Morrissey 

Damian comes from the No. 1 Army Band where he was Sergeant instrumentalist for 36 years and holds an LTCL in performance from Trinity College London.  Damian held the principal chair on Clarinet, Saxophone and bass Clarinet. Damian was also the conductor and woodwind teacher of the Templeogue College Concert band from 2002 until 2010. Damian is passionate about teaching and sharing his love for music and shaping the future generations of musicians to come.​​​​



Barbara is an experienced teacher and performer. She studied music to MA level at NUIM Maynooth and holds an LTCL in performance. She is also an examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music. And holds a diploma in teaching from the RIAM. She is passionate about teaching and encourages all her students to perform. She has won many awards including the Prichard Cup for performance, Dun Laoghaire Song Contest, Clonmel Song contest and medals for composition to name but a few. ​​

Our Services

At our Music School, we offer classes ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour in length. Prices start from €25 for a 30 minute lesson and increase incrementally for longer classes. Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping you achieve your musical goals.

1.    Lessons are paid in advance in blocks of 10 weeks.
2.     Lessons run concurrently with the school term
3.    If you miss a lesson you forfeit the lesson.
4.   You may ask for a reschedule in advance but the lesson must be rescheduled within the week of that lesson .We will endeavour to accommodate you.
5.    If we miss a lesson we will owe you that lesson
6.  Students are expected to to practice each week in accordance with their teachers instructions



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