Waltons New School of Music - Flute Ensemble, Dublin

Flute Ensemble


Ensemble Description

Flute EnsembleWaltons New School of Music's Flute Ensemble – winner of the New School Ensemble Prize in 2010 – is open to flute students of Grade 3 standard and above and works on a wide range of repertoire in a variety of styles. The emphasis is on having fun and learning classical and popular music together in an informal and non-competitive atmosphere. While the group will focus on ensemble skills and developing general musical/flute skills, it is also an opportunity to meet other flute players and make great music together!

Students concurrently enrolled for private or group tuition at the New School receive a 50% discount off the fee for this ensemble.

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 Comments from Students

'The teacher's enthusiasm and patience, and sensitivity to the varied standards of playing within the group, allows everyone to reach a satisfying standard of music making. A great opportunity to experience ensemble music making where the whole becomes greater than the parts!'
– J. Dillon

'The wonderful teacher, very supportive and patient, made for a very enjoyable experience. There was a lovely sense of camaraderie in the group learning and playing together.'
– S. Coyne

Have you taken – or are you taking – this ensemble? We would appreciate it if you could take a few moments to give us your feedback in a brief online questionnaire. Each term all feedback questionnaires are entered in a draw for a €50 gift token, which can be used either towards additional tuition at the school or for instruments, sheet music or accessories at Waltons Music shops.

Members of the Flute Ensemble performing ‘Carnival of Venice’ in Waltons New School of Music's End-of-Year Student Concert (National Concert Hall, John Field Room, 22 June 2015):

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 Alice Nolan, Director

Alice began her flute studies with Ciarán O’Connell at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, and she graduated from the Conservatory with an honours BMus degree. She later obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Performance with Richard Blake at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). Upon her return to her native Dublin, Alice studied flute with William Dowdall and piccolo with Patricia Morris at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She was principal flute in the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and Irish Youth Wind Ensemble and was a multiple prize-winner at music competitions. Alice now combines a busy career as a freelance musician with her work in music education. She regularly performs with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Camerata Ireland and many other ensembles. She is also a founding member of the Ebony Wind Quintet, with which she has performed a number of Irish premières, and she has performed on a number of occasions with the acclaimed UK-based Eblana String Trio. Alice is also a faculty member of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, where she works as a Senior Tutor on the Ballymun Music Programme, subject of the award-winning documentary Ballymun Lullaby.

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 2016-2017 Schedule

Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 pm

Full Year: 3 October 2016 – 19 June 2017
First Term: 3 October – 12 December 2016
Second Term: 9 January – 3 April 2017
Third Term: 24 April – 19 June 2017

 2016-2017 Fees


Full Fee

50% *

Payment Plan Option

First Term (10 weeks)



Full Fee Only
Deposit €84 + one payment (1 Oct) of €84

First-Second Terms (22 weeks)



Full Fee
Deposit €115 + two payments
(1 Nov, 1 Dec) of €113

Deposit €61 + two payments (1 Nov, 1 Dec) of €59

First-Third Terms (32 weeks)



Full Fee
Deposit €120 + three payments
(1 Nov, 1 Dec, 1 Feb) of €118

Deposit €63 + two payments
(1 Nov, 1 Dec, 1 Feb) of €62

Second Term (12 weeks)



Full Fee Only
Deposit €99 + one payment (1 Feb) of €99

Second-Third Terms (22 weeks)



Full Fee
Deposit €115 + two payments
(1 Feb, 1 Mar) of €114

Deposit €60 + two payments (1 Feb, 1 Mar) of €60

Third Term (10 weeks)



Full Fee Only
Deposit €84 + one payment (1 May) of €84

* Students concurrently enrolled for other tuition at the New School receive a 50% discount off the ensemble fee.

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Enrolment for the Flute Ensemble requires a completed Enrolment Form and full payment of the fee or payment plan arrangement.

Late Enrolment
Students wishing to join the ensemble may do so at any time. Tuition fees for late-enrolling students are pro-rated and depend on the starting week. Go to the appropriate week under Enrolment & Fees for more information.

Purchasing an ensemble enrolment as a gift? Please complete a Gift Certificate Booking Form.

Located in Dublin city centre, Waltons New School of Music is a comprehensive music centre, combining music tuition of the highest standard with innovative approaches to music education. The New School offers tuition in the broadest range of instruments and subjects of any music school in Ireland, for students of all ages, levels and abilities.

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  • Phone: +353 1 478 1884
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