The Music Factory is located in the heart of Midleton town, in the Market Green Complex. We are a music academy catering to students of all ages and abilities. We offer tailor-made professional music tuition and production services, comprising of individual and group lessons, parent and child lessons, band class, rhythm and songwriting workshops, music theory classes and grade examinations. All of our staff members have graduated with a degree in music, and have an average of 20 years’ experience in both music performance and teaching. We host a spacious venue with a stage and large seating area available to accommodate intimate gigs and various other functions as required. Our Music Kiddie Parties cater for 10 to 15 children. We also use this area to showcase the talents of our students, with performances throughout the year.
James McGrath is the founding director of The Music Factory. He has a BA (Hon’s) degree in Popular Music from The Cork School of Music CIT. He teaches Voice Coaching, Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory and Band Class here at The Music Factory. He has over 20 years of experience in the music industry in both live performance and teaching. James has residences at many venues, including The Meeting Place, Wallis Bar and The Anchor Bar. He also hosts Open Mic nights and is bandleader with The Greatest Hits. James recorded an album in 1995, entitled Time Will Tell. His achievements also include winning East Cork musician of the year in 1999.
Alan Pentony has a BA (Hon’s) degree in Popular Music from The Cork School of Music CIT. He is a senior bass guitar instructor and also teaches keyboard and piano, guitar, ukulele, music theory and band class. He has over 20 years of experience in the music industry in both live performance and teaching, and is a member of several bands, including The Aristocrats, The Bentley Boys and The Greatest Hits.
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