Robert has extensive experience teaching music at all levels from beginner, intermediate and advanced to all ages from children to adults. 

His students have achieved success in numerous Fleadheanna and Feiseanna, including twenty-six  solo All-Ireland gold medals in the categories Flute, Tin Whistle, Slow Airs, Whistling and Lilting. Robert also prepares students for examinations, has had four students receive the Mícheál Ó hÉidhin award for distinction at Grade 8.

Classes are available in person following social distancing guiding lines or over skype/zoom in: 

  •  Flute 
  • Tin Whistle
  • Junior and Leaving Cert Grinds
  • Exam Preparation for SCT, LCM, RIAM, Junior and Leaving Cert Practical 
  • Music Theory 
  • Whistling 
  • Lilting 

Robert has worked as musical director for Ceoltoirí Óga Laighean, in addition to producing several All-Ireland winning Scoraíocht and Plearachta groups. Robert is also available for masterclasses/workshops, and has  taught annually at festivals including Scoil Eigse, Bernards Summer School Prague, Phil Murphy Weekend and many others. 

Classes are also available for those who would prefer not to take part in exams or competitions for enjoyment!

Weekly classes are held in person Laois each Saturday in accordance with current social distancing guidelines. For information, please contact or call 086 3133580

In Dublin, Robert teaches for:

CCÉ Port Mearnóg

CCÉ Cumann Na Píobairí Uileann

CCÉ Sean Treacy

CCE Craobh Chualann

Skype lessons can be arranged by contacting