Waltons New School of Music - Intensive Lessons

Intensive Lessons

at Waltons New School of Music

'If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.'
Kurt Vonnegut

Single one- or two-hour Intensive Lessons for individuals or small groups – and for all skill levels – can be arranged for almost any instrument (including voice/singing) and subject taught at Waltons New School of Music.

Intensive lessons are ideal for:

  • Students who would like to schedule their lessons flexibly or who cannot be accommodated on our regular timetable
  • Students preparing for performances, auditions, entrance examinations, competitions or practicals
  • Prospective students wishing to 'try out' lessons or instruments

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Except for wind instruments and uilleann pipes intensive lessons, instruments may be borrowed for use in the lesson – subject to availability – if required.

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'Very good for audition preparation. Very flexible and helpful.'
– A. Fitzsimons

'A fantastic tutor. Waltons should be proud to have him.'
– B. Coughlan

'The tuition is clear and focused, but also flexible.'
– M. Crockett

'My intensive [guitar] lesson was really helpful. Made daunting things seem a lot simpler.'
– D. Cadgen

'What I liked best about it were my teacher's kindness, praise and unfailing good humour. I am a much older (elderly!) pupil, and she gave me great confidence.'
– E. Tuohy

Have you taken an Intensive Lesson at the New School? 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.

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Instruments/Subjects Available

  • Intensive LessonsBanjo (5-String, 4-String)
  • Bass Guitar (Electric Bass)
  • Bodhrán
  • Cello (Violoncello)
  • Clarinet (Classical, Jazz)
  • Concertina
  • Drums/Drum Kit (all styles)
  • Double Bass (Jazz)
  • Fiddle (Irish, Bluegrass)
  • Flute (Concert/Classical, Irish Traditional)
  • Guitar (Acoustic, Classical, Electric, Flamenco, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Traditional)
  • Intensive LessonsHarmonica (Diatonic, Chromatic)
  • Home Recording
  • Irish Harp
  • Junior Cert. Musicianship
  • Keyboard
  • Leaving Cert. Musicianship
  • Mandolin
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory
  • Musicianship
  • Piano (Classical, Jazz)
  • Intensive LessonsRecording Techniques
  • Saxophone (Classical, Jazz)
  • Sean-nós Singing
  • Sight Singing
  • Songwriting
  • Theory
  • Uilleann Pipes
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Violin (Classical, Jazz, Gypsy)
  • Voice (Singing)
  • Whistle (Tin Whistle, Low Whistle)

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1-Hour Intensive Lessons

1 student – €50  
2 students – €30/student 
3 students – €24/student 
4 students – €20/student
5 or more students – €18/student

2-Hour Intensive Lessons**

1 student – €90
2 students – €54/student
3 students – €38/student
4 students – €32/student
5 or more students – €28/student

* There is an additional technology lab fee of €8/hour for intensive lessons in music technology.
** 2-hour Intensive Lessons are suitable for intermediate-advanced instrumentalists, singers or groups, or for music theory, music technology or songwriting.

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Intensive Lessons Faculty

Drums & Percussion

Tommy Gray (drum kit)
Jim Magill (drum kit)
Hugh O'Byrne (drum kit)
Kevin O'Hare (bodhrán)
John Sweeney (bodhrán)

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Guitar & Bass

Michael Behan (acoustic / electric / jazz guitar)
John Clarke (acoustic guitar)
Miguel Ángel Lejarza (classical / flamenco guitar)
Michael McInerney (acoustic / blues / fingerstyle guitar)
Brendan Maher (acoustic / classical / electric / gypsy jazz guitar)
David Mooney (electric bass, jazz bass)
Eoin Mulvany (classical guitar)
Gary Norman (acoustic / electric guitar, bass guitar, ukulele)
John Sweeney (acoustic / electric / traditional guitar)
Brian Tavey (classical / acoustic / electric guitar)

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Michael Behan (guitar)
Aoife Doyle (voice)
Tommy Gray (drum kit)
Jenna Harris (voice)
Ríona Sally Hartman (voice)
Michael McInerney (harmonica)
Jim Magill (drum kit)
Brendan Maher (guitar)
David Mooney (double bass, electric bass)
Hugh O'Byrne (drum kit)
Darragh O'Kelly (piano)
Oleg Ponomarev (violin)
Suzanne Savage (voice)
Johnny Taylor (piano)
So-Young Yoon (piano)

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Music Technology

Alice Jago

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Piano & Keyboard

Marta Burns
Sarah Cunningham
Barbara Dagg
Lenka Dobai
Vita Galla
Liza Hingerty
Andrew Hogan
Varazdat Khachatryan
Patrice Keegan
Niamh McCormack
Elisabeth Meuleman
Tamara Niekludow
Darragh O'Kelly (also jazz piano)
Johnny Taylor (also jazz piano)
Thérèse Ward
SoYoung Yoon (also jazz piano)

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String Instruments

Aoife Desmond (Irish fiddle)
Leanne Doyle (violin,)
Elena Elioutina (violin, viola)
Otávio Gomes (violin, viola)
Beata Kmak (violin)
Martina Kozhuharov (cello)
Cathy McEvoy (bluegrass fiddle, Irish fiddle)
David Mooney (double bass)
Junshi Murakami (Irish harp)
Niamh Ní Charra (Irish fiddle)
Lucie O'Flynn (violin, Irish fiddle)
Oleg Ponomarev (classical, jazz/swing & Gypsy violin, viola)
Suzanne Savage (violin)
Sarolta Simo (violin)

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Theory, Musicianship & Songwriting

Michael Behan
John Clarke
Barbara Dagg
Tommy Gray
Andrew Hogan
Alice Jago
Patrice Keegan
Elisabeth Meuleman
Eoin Mulvany

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Traditional & Folk Instruments

Aoife Desmond (Irish fiddle)
Éamonn Galldubh (uilleann pipes, flute, tin whistle)
Patrick Kiernan (5-string banjo, tenor banjo)
Harry Long (tin whistle, low whistle)
Cathy McEvoy (bluegrass fiddle, Irish fiddle)
Michael McInerney (guitar, harmonica)
Junshi Murakami (Irish harp)
Niamh Ní Charra (concertina, Irish fiddle)
Gary Norman (ukulele)
Bríd O’Donnell (button accordion, tin whistle)
Lucie O'Flynn (Irish fiddle)
Kevin O'Hare (bodhrán)
Oleg Ponomarev (Gypsy violin)
John Sweeney (guitar, bodhrán, tin whistle, bouzouki)
Carmel Whelan (sean-nós singing, flute, tin whistle)

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Voice (Singing)

Marta Burns
Janyce Condon
Sadhbh Dennedy
Sinéad Flynn
Jenna Harris
Ríona Sally Hartman
Lynn Hilary
Dav McNamara
Niamh McCormack
Joan O'Malley
Suzanne Savage
Tuula Voutilainen
Carmel Whelan (sean-nós singing)

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Wind Instruments

Peter Dobai (saxophone, clarinet, recorder)
Éamonn Galldubh (traditional flute, uilleann pipes)
Michael McInerney (harmonica)
Kieran Moynihan (concert flute, piccolo)
Ronan O'Sullivan (clarinet, saxophone, recorder)

Download an Intensive Lessons 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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  • 69 South Great George's Street Dublin 2 Ireland 
  • Phone: +353 1 478 1884
  • Fax: +353 1 475 1346
  • Email: info@newschool.ie
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