Eithne Willis holds a BA degree in Music and Irish from University College Cork and a Diploma in Violin Teaching from the CIT Cork School of Music. Her work in the CIT Cork School of Music is primarily teaching violin to students of all levels from beginner to post Grade 8 and Degree. Her current responsibilities on the degree programme include examining/assessing, taking on the roles of Year Tutor, Module Co-Ordinator and from September 2011, Performance Studies Supervisor. She also works as a tutor for the Cork Youth Orchestra and as an examiner for the County Cork School of Music. She is a founder member of the Cork Chamber Orchestra and a former member of several other Cork- based ensembles.