The Foley Artists


Looking for a music tutor?

Hugh, Declan and Hannah Foley teach guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, and violin to students from beginners to advanced levels.

From either your home or online, they deliver comprehensive, high quality lessons for students of all ages and skill levels.

Specialising in teaching how to play, how to perform and music theory.

The Foley Artists tutors enjoy helping kids to adults alike discover the joy of playing music of all genres, with a specialty in Irish, jazz and contemporary pop and rock.

If you’re wanting to commence learning the guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, or violin, or are looking to advance your playing to the next level, please get in touch.

Learn from degree qualified, professional musicians working actively within the music industry.

Meet the tutors

We are friendly, professional, and experienced.


Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin

Hugh // guitar, banjo, mandolin


Hugh’s love for the 5-string banjo began at the age of 15, growing up playing country, Irish and jazz music. Ten years later he graduated from the University of Tasmania’s Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music with first class honours in jazz banjo. Hugh is a multi-instrumentalist that not only excels in banjo but guitar, mandolin, and 4-string banjo. Hugh has been teaching since his early days at university teaching students of all ages. Hugh holds a current Working with Children Registration as required by the Tasmanian Department of Justice as he devotes part of his time to teacher’s aid work at Hobart Primary schools.



Declan // guitar, electric guitar

Declan completed his Bachelor of Music in 2017 specialising in guitar. His years at the Conservatorium of Music have given him the expertise and sharpest methods of teaching his students guitar. One of the hardest working guitarists in the industry, Declan has been performing for over 17 years in numerous Hobart bands giving him the experience to show his students the world of music.



Hannah // violin


Hannah began playing Irish music on the violin at the age of 7. She became the key in igniting our family passion for Irish music. Twenty years on, not only is Hannah one of the fiercest fiddle players around but she is an accomplished songwriter. She teaches her students how to read and play music and with her years of experience in performing with other Hobart musicians she also has the best knowledge of how to perform to an audience.


Get in touch

We welcome you to contact us for more information about our tutoring services


  • Based in Hobart and surrounds, Tasmania for in-person lessons
  • Can do lessons online via Skype or Zoom
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