Gillian McDonagh

Gillian McDonagh


Professorial Staff - 4-Mallet and Marimba

Area of work

Wind, Brass & Percussion Department

Contact details


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Dance, Laban Building, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Gillian McDonagh studied marimba with Robert Van Sice at the Rotterdam Conservatoire. Her dedication to teaching was inspired by her piano teacher Margaret Murray McLeod and later, the great pianist and pedagogue, Georgi Sandor. She now tailors her approach to include an in-depth knowledge of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Applied Neuro Science.

Gillian enjoys a successful freelance career having played for most of the London based symphony orchestras, opera and ballet companies as well as appearing in the West End and National Theatre productions.  She has toured extensively and never turns down the opportunity to get involved in some light hand drumming!

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