Niall holds a BMus in Music from the University of Surrey, where he specialised in Piano and Conducting. He graduated with first-class honours prior to starting his studies in Musical Direction and Coaching at the Academy. As Musical Director, recent credits include Carrie, Dogfight, The Mayflower (Theatre Café), and The Verge of Forever (The Other Palace). As Assistant Musical Director, recent credits include We Will Rock You, Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables, and Hairspray. Niall is a piano teacher and repertoire coach, as well as being an enthusiastic orchestrator and arranger.

Niall was an orchestrator, Assistant Musical Director, and pianist for the Academy’s recent performance of Colored Lights: The Songs of Kander and Ebb. Since starting his studies at the Academy, he has developed as an MD under some of the industry’s most prolific Musical Directors and orchestrators, including Alfonso Casado Trigo, Martin Lowe, and Chris Walker. He has also undertaken work experience at Abbey Road Studios with one of London’s most respected music copyists, Ann Barnard.