Olive PowderlyPiano/Keyboard/Piano Accordion/Music Examiner
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Olive Powderly
Piano/Keyboard/Piano Accordion/Music Examiner

Specialization: Piano/Keyboard/Piano Accordion/Music Examiner

Olive began her musical career in Crilly School of Music, Fair Street, Drogheda when she was nine years old. Her first instrument was piano accordion, then she studied keyboard, piano and music theory.

Olive attained grade 8 London College of Music for keyboard, grade 8 British College of Accordion, Senior Cert with Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin for piano, Music theory exams with London College, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin and Victoria College of Music, UK.

Olive also attained Associate Diploma with Victoria College of Music, UK, Certified Teachers Diploma, Victoria College of Music, UK and Fellowship Diploma with Victoria College of Music also.

Over the years,  Olive participated in many competitions for accordion with classical band and ceile band, winning many championships in Dublin and UK.

Olive has been teaching now over 39 years, in piano, keyboard and piano accordion to all ages. And she is the founder of Toccata House Music School, which is established since 1990.

Olive has been Academic Manager with MLI International Schools for many years and now is a Director of Studies on ISE Dublin, Junior Summer School, having worked in the TEFL Industry since 2003 as a teacher and in management.

Olive also adjudicates many competitions for keyboard, voice and choirs and she is also currently an adjudicator with Victoria College of Music, UK.