Gráinne's teaching and tutoring experience


Gráinne is a warm, enthusiastic and engaging teacher and tutor. She graduated with First Class Honours in Music and Italian (BMUS) from University College Cork, and has a distinction in her diploma in Postgraduate Acting from the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Other subjects taken at university level include English, French and German.

She has over 10 years teaching experience, and is highly skilled at communicating to all ages - from 3 to 60! Specialist subjects include music, singing, drama, English, creative writing, Maths,. interview preparation and public speaking. Languages that she tutors in are Italian, French, German and Irish. Gráinne's 2nd instrument at university level was piano, which she studied up to Grade 7. She is now particularly skilled at teaching beginners' piano up to Grade 3. Grainne has completed a training course in tutoring the 7+ and 11+, and is well versed in the requirements of these entrance exams.

Gráinne also has coached students for LAMDA exams with 100% distinction rate."I always aim to inspire enthusiasm for the subject at hand by instilling confidence in my students, and finding out what sparks their interest - with that, anything is possible!"

In her spare time Gráinne enjoys music, singing, theatre, film and yoga. She trained as a 300hr teacher with appleyoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance UK. For more details on her work in yoga, or to book classes, please visit She was generously supported by the Equity Charitable Trust in her studies. 




Gráinne tutored my daughter in Music GCSE. We both felt a lot was achieved in terms of topic knowledge in a short space of time and she was highly professional, passionate about her subject and always punctual. - C.K.


The lessons I had with you made such a huge impact on me! I still try to apply the lessons you taught me today. Durone Stokes (currently in Dreamgirls in the West End)

Grainne is an outstanding tutor. Not only is she on top of her subject (in our case, Maths), she is also expert in making sessions fun and calming nerves. She gave my daughter vital support before entrance tests exams, boosted her confidence immensely and taught her relaxation techniques that will serve her well for the years ahead.

Laura B. (11+) 

Thank you for your support over the last 3 years, the singers have learnt so much and we have seen them grow.

P. Wiseman, Scott Wiseman School of Performing Arts


Thank you for all your hard work with Isabel. I've really seen her confidence increasing.

S. Tucker (parent)

I also agree that Paris' singing has come on leaps and bounds and really do feel Grainne should receive the praise for her fantastic vocal training. 

C.Hale (parent)