Peter Dee Academy of Music is recognised as one of the leading music schools in the South of Ireland.
It was established in 1972 and is owned and managed by well known musician and composer Denis Carey.
Regular concerts, workshops and master classes take place at the Academy throughout the year. Students have won numerous scholarships and competitions, many going on to successful careers as music teachers and performers. Although examinations are an integral and important aspect of the study of music, they are not compulsory. The Academy encourages students and teachers to communicate by listening, participating and cooperating in music making with a real sense of fun. The individual needs,likes and goals of each student are fully taken into consideration when a course of study is undertaken.
What makes us unique:
The Academy is unique in that it presents students with the opportunity to study a wide variety of music styles including Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Popular/Rock and Irish Traditional. It is also unique because of its use of proven classroom materials and teaching techniques. The teaching staff are diverse in their qualifications and musical experience covering many different genres of music. The musical learning experience needs to be a fun and enjoyable one along with being educational.
A native of Newport, Co. Tipperary, Denis is a musician, composer, educator and arranger with a diverse musical background from Irish Traditional to classical, jazz, rock and pop. He has been the owner and director of the Academy since the mid nineties.
Many of his compositions have been performed by various international groups and orchestras including: Symphony Nova Scotia, Scottish National Orchestra, and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.
Denis has recorded numerous albums and has also published a book of his own musical compositions.
As director of the Academy Denis is committed to maintaining the current expert level of music tuition and to encourage more people of all age groups to take part in “music making”.