Waltons New School of Music - Third Term (April-June) Courses & Workshops Scheduled

Third Term (April-June) Courses & Workshops Scheduled

(15 Mar 2017)

In addition to private (one-to-one), partner and small group lessons, we have scheduled a diverse range of group courses, workshops and ensembles – for students of all ages and skill levels – in our Third Term (April – June). These include:

Courses for Adult & Teen Beginners

All of our Introducing courses are designed for absolute beginners and assume no previous musical experience. Each term's Introducing courses start from scratch, although there are generally continuation courses available in the next term for students who have completed them.

Course + Instrument Packages are also available for most of the courses. These packages provide students entering the courses with everything they’ll need (instruments, accessories, books) at discounted prices.

'As an absolute beginner, I did not expect to learn so much in such a short time. Excellent tuition, and the course was fun as well as rewarding. Thanks and well done!'
– D. Mullins

'If you're an adult it's never too late to learn an instrument. Best adult class I've gone to. I will be doing another course here soon.'
– L. Dowdall

  • Introducing 5-String Banjo
    25 April – 27 June | Tuesdays 6.30 – 7.30 pm
  • Introducing Bodhrán
    27 April – 29 June | Thursdays 7.30 – 8.30 pm
  • Introducing Acoustic Guitar for Adults (5 classes)
    1. 24 April – 3 July | Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 pm (No classes on 1 May & 5 June bank holidays)
    2. 25 April – 27 June | Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.30 pm
    3. 26 April – 28 June | Wednesdays 8 – 9 pm
    4. 27 April – 29 June | Thursdays 7 – 8 pm
    5. 29 April – 1 July | Saturdays 1.15 – 2.15 pm
  • Introducing Acoustic Guitar for Teens
    29 April – 1 July | Saturdays 12 – 1 pm
  • Introducing Flamenco Guitar
    27 April – 29 June | Thursdays 7 – 8 pm
  • Introducing Irish Fiddle
    26 April – 28 June | Wednesdays 7 – 8 pm
  • Introducing Harmonica
    26 April – 28 June | Wednesdays 7.30 – 8.30 pm
  • Introducing Piano/Keyboard for Adults (4 classes)
    1. 25 April – 27 June | Tuesdays 6.15 – 7.15 pm
    2. 25 April – 27 June | Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.30 pm
    3. 26 April – 28 June | Wednesdays 6.15 – 7.15 pm
    4. 26 April – 28 June | Wednesdays 7.30 – 8.30 pm
  • Introducing Singing for Adults (5 classes)
    1. 25 April – 27 June | Tuesdays 6.15 – 7.15 pm
    2. 25 April – 27 June | Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.30 pm
    3. 26 April – 28 June | Wednesdays 6.30 – 7.30 pm
    4. 26 April – 28 June | Wednesdays 8 – 9 pm
    5. 27 April – 29 June | Thursdays 7 – 8 pm
  • Introducing Tin Whistle
    24 April – 3 July | Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 pm (No classes on 1 May & 5 June bank holidays)
  • Introducing Violin for Adults (2 classes)
    1. 24 April – 3 July | Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 pm (No classes on 1 May & 5 June bank holidays)
    2. 25 April – 27 June | Tuesdays 6.30 – 7.30 pm
    3. 27 April – 29 June | Thursdays 7 – 8 pm
  • Introducing World Drumming
    26 April – 28 June | Wednesdays 7.30 – 8.30 pm

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Move Your Feet & Sing to the Beat Course for Children

Complementing the New School’s acclaimed Music for Me courses, Move Your Feet & Sing to the Beat is an engaging course that explores basic musical concepts through a variety of fun activities. Children's sense of rhythm and pulse will be developed through 'body percussion', rhythm games, drumming and movement. And their sense of pitch and aural awareness will be developed by singing songs taught using the Kodály Method of ear training and solfège (do-re-mi). Move Your Feet classes are ideal for children who have already taken one of our 22-week Music for Me or other pre-instrumental courses, but they also provide a great introduction to music-making for children without any previous musical experience.

'Our son loved going to his classes and was very proud of his achievements. He had fun and learned about beat, rhythm and was introduced to different instruments and sounds. Great experience!'
– S. Keane

  • Move Your & Sing to the Beat (29 April – 1 July)
    1. Saturdays 10.15 – 11 am (ages 3-4)
    2. Saturdays 11.15 am – 12 pm (ages 4-5)
    3. Saturdays 12.15 – 1 pm (ages 5-6)

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Courses & Workshops for Intermediate Students

Designed for instrumental and vocal students with some previous experience, our Intermediate Courses & Workshops both complement regular music study and focus on specialised styles or genres under the expert guidance of our experienced teachers.

'A fantastic course, high energy, wonderfully taught, with clear instruction and a great class atmosphere. I'd recommend it to anyone.'
– J. Ryan

'After each session I left with a smile on my face because I'd learned something new. Thank you very much and see you for another course.'
– M. Pardelinha

Vocal
Guitar
Jazz
  • Jazz Blues Ensemble Workshop
    24 April – 3 July | Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 pm (No classes on 1 May & 5 June bank holidays)
  • Jazz Piano Basics
    24 April – 3 July | Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 pm (No classes on 1 May & 5 June bank holidays)

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Music Theory & Sight Singing Courses

The development of a complete musician requires far more than simply learning to play an instrument or sing. For this reason the New School offers theory and musicianship lessons and courses, designed to supplement and support the student's practical studies.

'This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in music. It starts with the very basics of theory and the information is made easy to understand. There is a good atmosphere in the class, being with people who share your passion for music.'
– D. Mullins

'Sight singing is a skill that I thought was beyond me, but when it was broken down and explained well by an excellent teacher, and then practiced of course, it’s amazing how quickly it became second nature!'
– N. Casey

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Songwriting Workshop

Taught by an acclaimed musician and songwriter, our Songwriting Workshop is a hands-on course that will help you to develop your creative ideas – in any musical style – and turn them into finished songs. Participants whose primary interest is lyric writing, music writing – or both – are welcome.

'This course gave me great confidence in songwriting, and to have the guidance of a professional songwriter was so helpful. The course helped me both lyrically and musically to realise my songwriting potential, and I am now constantly writing new material.'
– A. Bradley

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Introducing Music Technology Course

The New School's Music Technology programme focuses on applied technology for practising musicians, teachers and students. In addition to our Introducing Music Technology course (see below), private and group lessons in a range of subjects are available, as well as preparation for the Leaving Cert. Music music technology option.

'Thank you Waltons New School of Music for providing a course I had been looking around for and for delivering on its promises. Superb tutor!'
– K. Harnett

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Ensembles

Ensemble playing (and singing) is an essential – though often neglected – part of any musical education, and New School ensemble and choir members, under the direction of dedicated and experienced teachers/coaches, enjoy the unique pleasures of group music-making through weekly rehearsals and regular performances of a varied repertoire. We aim not only to make some great music, rehearsed to public performance standard, but to have a lot of fun in doing so! Our ensembles are open to both New School and external music students. (Students concurrently enrolled for private or group tuition at the school receive a 50% discount off ensemble fees.)

'The teacher's enthusiasm and patience, and sensitivity to the varied standards of playing within the group, allows everyone to reach a satisfying standard of music making. A great opportunity to experience ensemble music making where the whole becomes greater than the parts!'
– J. Dillon

'Fun, challenging...with lots of good singing. The choir has improved my confidence, and I'm always in a good mood when the class is over. Cathy great!'
– S. Macken

  • Flute Ensemble (Grade 3 standard and above)
    Starting 24 April | Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 pm
  • Jazz Ensemble I (At least one year of instrumental study)
    Starting 26 April | Wednesdays 6.30 – 7.30 pm
  • Jazz Ensemble II (Jazz Ensemble I or previous jazz experience)
    Starting 26 April | Wednesdays 8 – 9 pm
  • Sing Your Heart Out Choir
    Starting 27 April | Thursdays 6.30 – 8 pm

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