'Don't play the notes. Play the meaning of the notes.'
– Pablo Casals
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. The New School’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 7pm 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.
2013-2014 Friday Casual Concert Dates
29 November (ages 19 and over)
13 December (Christmas concert, all ages)
28 February (ages 18 and under)
28 March (ages 19 and over)
30 May (ages 18 and under)
27 June (ages 19 and over
The New School’s annual End-of-Year Concert takes place in June in the National Concert Hall’s John Field Room and showcases 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 are selected by their teachers and the school
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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