Peter explains how studying the BA (Hons) in Music with some of the best musicians in Ireland led to his success and career in Valencia, Spain
Name: Peter Connolly
Course: BA (Hons) Music
When and where was your first job after graduating?
Guitar Professor - Yamaha School of Music, Valencia, Spain
Where are you currently working? What position do you currently hold?
Freelance Guitarist, Composer, Teacher, Project Leader.
What do you hope to hope to achieve in the future?
Be a successful artist.
How has your studies at WIT helped you to get where you are today?
I regard my experience in WIT as an indispensable one. It is thanks to the magnificent faculty and fellow students of BA Music, that I discovered my path as a professional musician. Looking back, I feel very grateful for having studied with some of the best musicians in Ireland.
Why did you choose your course/ to study at WIT/ study in Waterford?
I chose the BA in Music (Hons) in Waterford through a personal recommendation.
What advice would you give to students considering your course?
My advice would be to put in all the work necessary, and more, to make the most of an outstanding faculty and course.
What advice would you give to those unsure of college or of what course to pick
My advice would be to get into college, but to pursue a course and career that you know you will see yourself thrive in.
Any further information?
As a third-year student, I formed part of a barbershop vocal quartet where we won first place in the WIT factor competition. We went on to represent the college at a national event in Castlebar, Mayo.