Waltons New School of Music - Private, Partner & Small Group Lessons

Private, Partner & Small Group Lessons

at Waltons New School of Music

'There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.'
J.S. Bach


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Weekly private lessons are 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length. Although students enrolling for private lessons may do so, as space and teachers' timetables permit, at any time during the year, enrolment at or before the start of term is strongly recommended, as teachers' timetables fill up quickly. Students have the choice of enrolling either to the end of the school year or to the end of term. Tuition fees are pro-rated and depend on the number of lessons remaining in the year or term. Go to Departments & Faculty for instruments/subjects taught, and Enrolment & Fees for fee information.

OAPs, unemployed persons and third-level students with valid identification receive a 10% discount on 30-minute private lessons; these discounts also apply to 'lunchtime lessons' (see below) and to additional lessons taken by a single student or lessons taken by additional students from the same family.


lunchlessonLunchtime Lessons

Lunchtime lessons at the New School make it easy to fit music into your day. Available for most instruments, as well as voice, lunchtime lessons (30-minute private lessons scheduled any time between 10 am and 2 pm, Monday-Friday) qualify for a 10% discount off our regular tuition fee. Lunchtime lessons are suitable for:

  • Adult students who want to make the most of their lunch break
  • Third level students with space in their schedules during the day
  • Night and shift workers unable to attend evening classes
  • Work-at-home parents while children are at school

partnerlessonsPartner & Small Group Lessons

Partner and small group music lessons are an affordable, fun and pedagogically effective alternative to private (one-to-one) lessons. They are available for virtually every instrument (as well as voice) taught at the New School.

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 students benefit from mutual observation and motivate each other to improve – and the enjoyment will go well beyond the lessons as you practise and progress together. Partner lessons at the New School are 30, 45 or 60 minutes long.

Read an article in the Evening Herald on partner lessons at the New School (requires Adobe Reader).

Small group lessons (as opposed to our timetabled group courses) can be scheduled for any day/time of week, subject to teacher availability. Group lessons are a great social outlet, and a group environment has the added benefit of positive peer pressure as an incentive to learn. The opportunity to make music together with friends who share common goals and skills adds additional incentives for progress and success. Group lessons are available as 60-minute lessons for 3 or 4 students.

Although students enrolling for partner and group lessons may do so, as space and teachers' timetables permit, at any time during the year, enrolment at or before the start of term is strongly recommended, as teachers' timetables fill up quickly. Please note that students enrolling for partner and group lessons are responsible for forming their own groups. Booking of partner and group lessons cannot be confirmed until enrolment forms and tuition fees are received from all group members. Partner and group lessons enrolments are to the end of the current term only. Tuition fees are pro-rated and depend on the number of lessons remaining in the term. Go to Departments & Faculty for instruments/subjects taught, and Enrolment & Fees for fee information.


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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