at Waltons New School of Music
'Don't play the notes. Play the meaning of the notes.'
– Pablo Casals
'I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I am about to get.'
– Bo Diddley
Friday Casual Concerts
There is more to music education than lessons and practice, and learning to play both with and in front of others are as important as developing your technique and musicianship. Waltons New School of Music’s Friday Casual Concerts are a great opportunity for students of all instruments (and all musical styles) to play in public, in a relaxed and supportive setting, before friends, family and other students. These brief concerts, which take place once a month on Friday evenings at 7 pm in the school, allow individual students and ensembles to perform in public, show off their skills and learn how to cope with nerves. They are also highly recommended for students preparing for grade exams.
Your teacher will recommend the best concert date(s) for you. Students of melody instruments or voice who require a school accompanist at a Casual Concert are asked to contribute €10 to help cover this cost.
2016-2017 Friday Casual Concert Dates
25 November (ages 19 and over)
16 December (Christmas concert, all ages)
3 February (ages 19 and over)
3 March (ages 18 and under)
7 April (end-of-term concert, all ages)
26 May (ages 18 and under)
23 June (end-of-term concert, all ages)
End-of-Year Student Concert
The New School’s 2016-2017 End-of-Year Student Concert will take place in the National Concert Hall’s John Field Room in late June and will showcase some of our best students and ensembles, of all ages and in all musical styles, as well as scholarship and prize winners of our scholarship competition. Performers will be selected by their teachers and the school administration.
See photos of our June 2016 Concert.
See photos of our June 2015 Concert.
See photos of our June 2014 Concert.
See photos of our June 2013 Concert.
See photos of our June 2012 Concert.
See photos of our June 2011 Concert.
See photos of our June 2010 Concert.
See photos of our June 2009 Concert.
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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