Waltons New School of Music - Music Technology Tuition, Dublin

Music Technology Tuition

at Waltons New School of Music

'As far as the music was concerned, John Lennon was always looking for the impossible, the unattainable. He was never satisfied.
     He once said to me, "You know, George, I've never really liked anything we've ever done." I said, "Really John? But you made some fantastic records!" He said, "Well, if I could do them all over again I would."'

George Martin

Audio Recording • Choosing Equipment • Editing • Effects • Hardware • Mastering
• Microphones • MIDI • Mixing • Music Notation • Production • Programming •
Sampling • Sequencing • Software • Sound
Synthesis • Studio Set-up


Our Programme

Waltons New School of Music's music technology programme focuses on practical, inexpensive music technology tuition for musicians, teachers and students. With the rapid development of affordable (or free) music software, technology is changing the face of music by putting more and more music-making capability – from composition to performance to recording and production – into the hands of creative musicians and educators:

  • The availability of low-cost technology now makes it cheaper for individual musicians and groups to invest in professional microphones and software to work on material in their own space – and at their own pace – than to pay expensive studio rates.
  • Amateur musicians and songwriters with nothing but a computer and sound card can write, play, record and notate music in their own homes.
  • Young composers unable to afford live musicians can now hear realistic ‘performances’ of complex works and create their own scores and parts without resorting to expensive music typesetters.
  • Renowned film composer and winner of an Academy Award, three Grammy Awards and two Golden Globes, Hans Zimmer has used computers and music technology to write the music for over a hundred films.
  • Professional musicians working in genres ranging from rock to trad to jazz are extending their live performance capabilities through technology.
  • Educational and recording/production software allows primary and post-primary music teachers to greatly enhance their music appreciation and theory instruction.
  • Instrumental and singing students can now use ‘intelligent accompaniment’ software that listens as they play or sing and responds to spontaneous tempo changes.

We offer the following music technology tuition options at the New School:

  • Introducing Music Technology, a 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.
  • Music Technology for Post-Primary Music Classes, a one-day workshop (also suitable for Transition Year classes) that explores the myriad uses of computers and music technology.
  • Leaving Cert. Music Technology, a one-day workshop that covers all of the requirements of the Music Technology core activity (‘demonstrating an ability to understand and to use micro-technology music-making systems’) at Higher Level. We can also prepare individual students for this activity through private or Intensive lessons.
  • Private and small group lessons in a range of music technology subjects.
  • Single 1- or 2-hour Intensive Lessons, covering specific techniques, hardware or software.
  • Songwriting & Music Production outreach workhops for both primary and post-primary schools that teach and make extensive use of music technology and production techniques.

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Alice Jago (Introducing Music Technology, Music Technology for Post-Primary Music Classes, private & group lessons,
   intensive lessons)
Gavin Ralston (Songwriting & Music Production outreach workshops)

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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