Andrew is a harpist, choral singer and Music teacher who grew up in Co. Mayo, surrounded by a myriad of musical influences. He went on to study a BMus degree at Maynooth University and subsequently, the PME (Music) at the University of Limerick in the Irish World Academy of Music. His first love is Irish traditional music but he also has a passion for choral music. Growing up, he sang in various church choirs and school choirs. During his time at Maynooth University, he was lucky enough to be part of the prize winning Maynooth University Chamber Choir. Since moving to Dublin, Andrew is a member of Laetare Vocal Ensemble and has also started teaching at Sean Treacy CCÉ.
Shortly after finishing in the University of Limerick, Andrew took up his first teaching post at Jumeirah College, an international school in Dubai, UAE. This was a brilliant learning experience as he gained an insight into teaching a different curriculum, interculturalism, and was afforded the opportunity to work in an environment where collaboration and creativity were key components. While in Dubai, he also travelled and enjoyed spending his free time in neighbouring countries, on the beach or in a café!
Last year, Andrew completed the Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education at DCU. From a teaching and learning perspective, he is interested in active learning methodologies, retrieval practice, equity, inclusion and aural skills in music. At Belmayne ETSS, Andrew is the Grandin Class coordinator and Student Relations Leader for 1st Year. Outside of school, Andrew can be found supporting Mayo GAA, hiking, running, playing average tennis and drinking flat whites.