Marion Hyland is the founding director and conductor of the now 10-year-old GuitaRIAM . Her career span overs 30 years as guitar professor at the RIAM and she is acknowledged as one of the foremost classical guitar teachers in the country.
After a period of study with Andrew Robinson at the RIAM, Marion went on to study with Timothy Kain, and Gordon Crosskey of RNCM and subsequently took up a teaching post at the Academy in 1977, where she remained until retirement in 2018.
During this time, Marion tirelessly promoted the guitar through performance, master classes, workshops and chamber groups. She has had many teaching successes with price winners a Feis Ceoil, Young Musician of the Future and Yamaha Bursary , to name but a few.