Meet the tutors at
The Glasgow School of Music

Step into the extraordinary world of music education at the Glasgow School of Music, where our dynamic team of tutors brings passion, expertise, and a commitment to excellence to every lesson. Our tutors aren't just educators; they are the heart and soul of our vibrant musical community.

At the Glasgow School of Music, we believe in the transformative power of music, and our tutors embody this belief through their dedication to nurturing aspiring musicians. Beyond their technical prowess, our tutors are passionate mentors, guiding students on a journey of self-discovery and musical expression.

Immerse yourself in an environment where creativity flourishes, and teaching goes beyond the conventional. Our tutors are more than instructors; they are collaborators, inspiring students to explore their unique musical voices and fostering a deep love for the art.

Join us in celebrating the diverse talents of our tutors, each bringing their own musical expertise and teaching style to our community. At the Glasgow School of Music, we invite you to discover the difference that dedicated and passionate tutors can make in your musical journey.

Ready to embark on a musical adventure with us? Explore the world of possibilities with our exceptional team of tutors at the Glasgow School of Music, where every note is an opportunity for growth, expression, and musical excellence.

Paul Murray

Director
Piano | Composition | Theory

Meet Paul, a dedicated pianist at The Glasgow School of Music, who has devoted his life to mastering the art of music with over a decade of teaching experience. Having worked with industry luminaries like composer Paul Mealor and Prof. Nigel Clayton, a senior professor at the Royal College of Music in London, Paul brings a wealth of expertise to his role as the founder of our school.

Driven by the belief that music is a universal language, Paul is committed to making music lessons accessible to everyone in the Central Belt of Scotland. Drawing on his vast experience and knowledge, he directs his focus on providing the highest quality education to each student.

Paul's performances have taken him worldwide, playing for prestigious audiences, including HRH Queen Camilla and the late HRH Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Phillip. Notably, he performed the Scottish premiere of Martinu’s Piano Concerto for Left Hand Alone, showcasing his technical ability and artistic skill.

Paul's inspiring journey, chronicled in the popular documentary "Chopin Changed My Life," aired on Channel 4 and made headlines globally. The documentary delves into Paul’s overcoming of a major life event, becoming a master of transcribing challenging piano music for the left hand alone. His story is one of perseverance, determination, and an unwavering passion for music.

For those seeking a highly experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate teacher, Paul is the perfect choice. His unmatched ability to inspire and motivate students, coupled with his dedication to the craft, makes him an exceptional guide on your musical journey. Join Paul today and experience the joy of music like never before.

Sarah Power

Administrator
Voice | Piano

Meet Sarah, a Dublin-born professional opera singer and voice teacher with a BMus and MMus from the TU Conservatory in Dublin. Sarah's passion for music education led her to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She further honed her skills at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and the National Opera Studio before joining Scottish Opera as an Emerging Artist, eventually making Glasgow her home.

Sarah's impressive career includes performances with Welsh National Opera, Buxton Opera Festival, Wexford Festival Opera, Irish National Opera, and Scottish Opera. Notable roles include her debut as Rodelinda in Handel’s production with Scottish Opera and participation in premieres like Hazel: Made in Belfast at Carnegie Hall, New York, and Janice Kerbel’s Turner Prize-nominated work DOUG at Tramway, Glasgow.

Since 2013, Sarah has been actively involved with Scottish Opera’s Education Department and the Scottish Opera Young Company, working with talented young performers aged 16-21. As an ISM-Registered Private Teacher, Sarah welcomes students of all ages and abilities, offering expertise in classical, opera, musical theatre, folk, and pop music. Her DBS/PVG Enhanced Disclosure certification ensures a safe learning environment for working with children or vulnerable adults.

Whether you aspire to sing solo or join a choir for pure enjoyment, Sarah can guide you in discovering your true voice. From improving breathing techniques and posture to building confidence and expanding your repertoire, she is here to help you achieve your musical goals.

Joejoe McCann

Violin

Meet JoeJoe, a multi-instrumentalist and Irish music specialist hailing from London, England. Known for his remarkable versatility, JoeJoe takes pride in seamlessly navigating through various styles, genres, and ensembles.

His musical journey began at the age of twelve with classical music, progressing rapidly through ABRSM’s graded exams in violin, piano, and voice under the guidance of Catherine L. Hamilton, Robert Hunter, and Inge-Lise Nygaard-Parsons. Two years later, he discovered the traditional music scene, falling in love with it. Born into an Irish family from Connemara, Galway, Ireland, JoeJoe became deeply immersed in the music. Over the years, he clinched consecutive victories at the All Britain Championships and regularly earned medals at the World Championships in Ireland.

In 2018, JoeJoe had the honor of supporting Ed Sheeran at a charity concert in the London Irish Centre in Camden. This collaboration not only showcased JoeJoe's talent but also contributed to a charitable cause close to his heart.

The year 2019 marked a significant chapter as JoeJoe toured Germany with the Fusion Fighters Dance Group, offering him valuable insights into the dynamic world of touring.

Having attended the Junior Department at Trinity Laban for two years and then studying at the senior level for another year, JoeJoe expanded his knowledge and skills under the instruction of Fiona McLean-Buechel and John Crawford.

Currently, JoeJoe is pursuing violin studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the guidance of Alistair McCulloch. His diverse musical journey, blending classical and traditional elements, reflects his passion and dedication to the art of music. Join JoeJoe on his melodic exploration at the intersection of tradition and versatility.

Lalleh Memar

Flute | Piano

Lalleh embarked on her musical journey as a flute/piano double major student at the Conservatorium High School, a renowned music institution in Sydney. Since then, her talent has graced Sydney’s major concert venues, including the Sydney Opera House concert hall, Verbrugghen Hall, NSW Government House, and the Sydney Conservatorium Recital Halls. Notable accolades include a Young Artist scholarship at the Flutes In Tuscany summer course in 2022, where she performed a captivating recital in the Chiesa di Tereglio. She also earned a bursary for the Scottish International Flute Summer School, engaging in enriching masterclasses and workshops with esteemed musicians like Wissam Boustany, Ian Clarke, and Andre Cebrian.

Lalleh's accomplishments extend to being a featured soloist in the Festival of Instrumental Music Sydney Opera House Concert Series in 2018 and 2019. In 2019, she reached the finals of the prestigious Australian Flute Festival International Flute Young Artist Competition.

Adding to her impressive credentials, Lalleh obtained her Australian Board of Music (AMEB) Cmus Piano and AmusA Flute diplomas in 2017 and 2018, respectively. She actively collaborates with her flute duo ensemble, Sonora Duo, and recently participated in a chamber music recital as part of the Wellington Concert Series in Glasgow. Additionally, Lalleh was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and Chineke! Junior Orchestra this year.

Beyond her performances, Lalleh shares her passion for music by teaching flute, piano, and music theory to students of all ages and abilities. Join Lalleh in exploring the world of music, where her expertise and enthusiasm create a vibrant and inclusive learning environment.

Charis Tse

Flute | Piano | Theory

Meet Charis, a classically trained flautist hailing from New Jersey, USA, with a rich and diverse musical background. She has been an integral part of various ensembles, ranging from a cappella groups and choirs to jazz bands and symphony orchestras. After relocating to Scotland, Charis achieved distinction in her ABRSM Grade 8 Flute performance and ARSM Flute Diploma. Currently pursuing a degree in Medicine at the University of Glasgow, she serves as the principal flautist for the university orchestra, Kelvin Ensemble.

Charis started playing both the flute and piano at age 9. Today, her piano studies serve mostly as a solid musical foundation, but in the past, she competed in numerous Jersey Shore piano competitions, run mainly by Shore Music Educators Association. In 2018, winning one of such competitions gave her the opportunity to perform at the renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Drawing from her extensive musical experience, Charis embraces an open-minded approach to music education. Her teaching style is designed to foster a student's passion by exploring a variety of musical genres and repertoire, all while ensuring a solid technical foundation. Recognizing that each student begins with unique goals, Charis adopts a flexible teaching style that accommodates students of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced musician, Charis is dedicated to helping you explore your musical passion and reach your full potential.

David Walsh

Vocal | Piano

Meet David Walsh, a versatile Tenor Lay Clerk with a rich background in music. Originally from Donegal, Ireland, David is currently a freelance musician based in Glasgow, Scotland. He recently lent his tenor voice to Canterbury Cathedral and now shares his singing expertise through teaching.

David's musical journey began with his studies at the University of Aberdeen, and since then, he has graced stages around the UK and internationally. His professional singing experience includes collaborations with esteemed ensembles such as the Dunedin Consort, Sestina Early Music Ensemble, Northern Irish Opera, Aberdeen Vocal Ensemble, and many more.

Recognized for his musical prowess, David received the University of Aberdeen’s Ogston Music Prize in 2019. He is also an alumnus of Dunedin Consort’s 'Bridging the Gap' scheme and held a scholarship with the renowned vocal group Voces8.

With a passion for sharing his musical knowledge and vocal expertise, David is committed to fostering a love for singing in his students. Join him on a journey of musical discovery and vocal development that draws from his diverse and accomplished background.

Francesca Masel

Cello | Piano

Meet Francesca Masel, an accomplished Australian educator and performer, brings her passion for teaching cello and piano to students of all ages and levels. With over 8 years of teaching experience, both in schools and her private studio, Francesca is dedicated to tailoring lessons to individuals, considering their personality, learning style, and physiology.

As a dynamic performer, Francesca's musical journey has taken her to stages across Australia and internationally, including notable appearances at the 2022 Corso Internazionale di Musica in Italy and the 2019 Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival in America. She has been a frequent collaborator with Camerata: Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Francesca holds an Associate in Music for both cello and piano and graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with a Graduate Certificate in Music Studies and a Bachelor of Music in Performance, achieving distinctions in both degrees. Currently pursuing a Master of Music in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Francesca continues her musical journey in Glasgow.

Beyond her musical pursuits, Francesca enjoys cooking and swimming. Whether teaching, performing, or indulging in her other passions, Francesca's commitment to excellence and individualized instruction shines through. Join her in exploring the world of music with enthusiasm and tailored guidance.

Sean Megaw

Saxophone | Theory

Embark on my musical journey that started at the age of 8, delving into choral activities and playing the piano by ear. The turning point at 11 brought my first saxophone, a gift from musical instrument funding at my primary school. At 12, I successfully auditioned for The City of Edinburgh Music School, based at Broughton High School. While my roots are in the saxophone, I am also passionate about teaching various instruments, improvisation skills, and jazz theory.

As a lover of diverse musical genres, I was accepted to study jazz saxophone at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in September 2018, culminating in my graduation with First Class Honours in 2022.

My music experience includes:

Present: Member of The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra as an alto/tenor saxophonist.
2012-2018: Alto saxophonist in the Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra.
2012-2018: Member of The City of Edinburgh Music School jazz band, playing alto saxophone.
2008-2017: Annual performances in The Edinburgh Gang Show at the King’s Theatre.
2012-Present: Participation in various music festivals, including Eden Festival, Doune the Rabbit Hole, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, ELB Jazz Festival (Hamburg).
2022: European Jazz Workshop in Hamburg.
2022: Awarded the McAuley Prize from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for Academic Excellence.

Throughout my journey, I've had the pleasure of performing with notable bands and ensembles, including Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra, Mother All Mighty, Bandakadabra, Ben Shankland Sextet, Nemo Ganguli Quartet, Supa and Da Kryptonite, The Vintage Explosion, The Big Papas, European Jazz Workshop, and my own creation, The Sean Megaw Quartet. Comprising Ewan Johnston (keys), Roan Anderson (drums), and Ewan Hastie (bass), this quartet represents pioneering forces in Scotland’s Jazz Scene. Join me on this musical adventure, where diversity and excellence thrive.

Gabriela Jaros

Flute | Piano

Meet Gabriela, a talented flute player hailing from Poland, where she distinguished herself as a member of The Cracow Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and The International Lutoslawski Youth Orchestra, earning laurels in various competitions.

Graduating with the highest marks from the Complex Of State Music Schools In Cracow, Gabriela continued her musical journey in France, studying under Jean-Philippe Grometto and earning the prestigious "Diplome D’etudes Musicales." Her musical endeavors extended to teaching at a music school in Moutier, and performing with diverse orchestras and ensembles.

Since 2018, Gabriela has been refining her craft at The Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland under the guidance of Ruth Morley, Helen Brew, and Janet Richardson. A four-year tenure with the Nevis Ensemble saw her give over 200 performances, providing invaluable experience in diverse and challenging settings, and allowing her to connect with inspirational individuals.

Gabriela's European journey included a summer in Italy, performing in The Marriage Of Figaro at the Opera Academy. Noteworthy achievements during her studies in Scotland include winning the piccolo position in The National Youth Orchestra Of Scotland (2019) and the first flute position in the Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra. She has also guest-played with The Strasbourg Youth Symphony Orchestra and Glasgow Sinfonia.

Teaching is Gabriela's true passion, and she takes joy in sharing the love of playing music. Her students, guided by her expertise, successfully pass ABRSM exams and participate in various academies. Fluent in English, Polish, and French, Gabriela offers a multilingual teaching experience. Join Gabriela on a musical journey that transcends borders and languages.