Marie-Thérèse McCartin is from Co. Leitrim in Ireland and she began playing piano at the age of six. McCartin attended The Royal Irish Academy of Music and went on to graduate from Trinity College, Dublin, with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Also an accomplished harpist and singer, she was a member of Anuna, the original chorus in Riverdance. In 2003 she realized a life long dream when she set up the Cavan Academy of Music. The school teaches a range of instruments and styles of music and welcomes students of all ages.