Trying to decide on the perfect gift for someone who loves music? New School Gift Certificates – which can cover entire courses, workshops or terms of lessons, as well as single Intensive Lessons – and electronic Gift Cards – which may be used towards the purchase of tuition at the New School, or for instruments, sheet music and accessories at Waltons Music shops – offer a world of possibilities.
What to Give?
The New School offers tuition in the widest range of instruments and styles (classical, traditional, jazz, popular, world music) of any music school in Ireland, as well as a variety of courses, workshops and ensembles. We have something to suit virtually anyone with an interest in music.
‘It would be great to do something special together.’
Most people are very busy with their day-to-day lives, and there isn’t a lot of time put Most people are very busy with their day-to-day lives, and there isn’t a lot of time put aside for each other. A shared Partner Lesson is an enjoyable and satisfying way to explore music together. Effective partner lessons have consisted of two friends, siblings, partners, husband and wife, parent and child, or even grandparent and grandchild. The 'partners' will motivate each other to improve – and the enjoyment will go well beyond the lessons as you practice and progress together!
'But I haven't played in years!'
Hundreds of mature students, starting instruments or returning to them after years (sometimes decades) away, currently study at the New School. Go to our Lesson & Course Catalogue for more information.
'I'd love to try something completely different.'
Beginners can join one of our popular ten-week Introducing... courses, which provide foundation tuition in nine popular instruments – 5-String Banjo, Irish Tenor Banjo, Bodhrán, Fiddle, Guitar for Adults, Guitar for Teens, Harmonica, Piano/Keyboard for Adults, Tin Whistle and Violin for Adults – as well as Latin Percussion and Singing for Adults. Go to Group Courses for Beginners for more information.
'I'd like to explore a different style of music.'
For those with some previous experience, we offer a range of 10-week courses in specialised styles and techniques. These include a Classical Vocal Workshop, Contemporary Vocal Workshop, Jazz Vocal Workshop and Musical Theatre Workshop for singers; Acoustic Blues Guitar Basics, Electric Blues Guitar Basics, Fingerstyle Guitar Basics, Flamenco Guitar Basics and Trad Guitar Basics for guitarists; Jazz Piano Basics for pianists; and both a Jazz Improvisation Basics course and a Jazz Blues Ensemble Workshop for students of all instruments new to the form. Go to Intermediate-Advanced Courses & Workshops for more information.
'I want to give her something a little more lasting than the latest must-have toy.'
We offer both private (one-to-one) lessons and a range of group courses for children, including Music for Me (our lively pre-instrumental programme for children ages 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and 5-6), Introducing Piano/Keyboard for Children, Introducing Violin for Children and Introducing Guitar for Children. Go to For Children for more information.
'I've played/sung by ear all my life, but I wish I knew how to read music.'
Those new to music reading will find it surprisingly easy with Music Fundamentals I and II, our ten-week theory and musicianship courses. Sight Singing Made Easy, another ten-week course, combines essential music theory (treble and bass clefs, notes and note values, time signatures, frequently used terms and signs) with a practical approach to sight singing. Go to Theory, Musicianship & Songwriting for more information.
'I know I have a song in me!'
Our acclaimed ten-week Songwriting Workshop will help you to develop your creative ideas – in any musical style – and turn them into finished songs!
'Did you know that the entire CD was recorded in his living room?'
Introducing Music Technology is an inexpensive, practical, hands-on course designed to teach absolute beginners how a PC and inexpensive home studio technology can be used to record and produce virtually anything at home. We also offer private and Intensive lessons in a range of music technology subjects.
These are just some of the tuition options available at the New School. See our Lesson/Course Catalogue for more.
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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