Kevin O’Gorman

kevinKevin O’Gorman is a music tutor with Music Generation Sligo since 2014. He teaches piano, guitar and drums and also runs the very successful Rumble Band Program for teenagers who wish to progress musically and develop their skills by playing in a band setting. He believes passionately in music education.

Outside of Music Generation, Kevin is the choirmaster of Carbury National School, a private music tutor with Sligo Grammar School, Guitar tutor in Taylor’s Art Gallery, and has also taught in the Ursuline College, Sligo Sudbury School, and The Lost and Found Music Club in Ballysadare.

Aside from teaching, Kevin is also a full musician, song writer and sound engineer. He is the bassist and vocalist for the very popular wedding/party/function band, ‘The Curlybobs’, and along with his wife Elaine, a member of their original band, ‘Between The Leaves’. They also play in a cover band called ‘Elaine and Kevin.’

Kevin has been playing in bands for over 20 years and collaborates with other musicians locally and further afield from time to time.

Having completed his grades in piano from the Royal Irish Academy of Music at an early age, Kevin has gone on to teach students who are doing their grades from both the RIAM and Rockschool Syllabuses. Preparing students for their exams in piano, drums, bass and guitar.

He studied at Tech Music School (University of West London) now BIMM, receiving a diploma in Popular Music Practice. Kevin also has a background in sound engineering and spends a lot of time recording from home on various original projects and work related ones.

Kevin has delivered various songwriting and recording workshops to many Youthreach Centres throughout Ireland.

Kevin plays various instruments as well as being an accomplished vocalist, playing guitar, piano, drums, bass, bouzouki, and harmonica to name but a few.

He has a great love for singer songwriters, as well as having an eclectic interest in various styles and genres of music. Learning new styles of music is key and rewarding and ultimately makes you a better overall musician in the long run.

Kevin’s first introduction to music was at an early age with the likes of Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Mammas and The Papas, Paul Brady, and Pavarotti records being played from his mother and fathers collection. But when he borrowed a cassette at the age of 5 from his friend, he was instantly hooked to rock and roll. It was ACDC’s 1990 album ‘The Razor’s Edge.’

And the rest, as they say…is history.