Waltons New School of Music - Wind Instruments Tuition, Dublin

Wind Instruments Tuition

at Waltons New School of Music

'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.'
Charlie Parker

'I do not consider myself as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying.'
James Galway


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WIND INSTRUMENTS TUITION

RELATED TUITION

INSTRUMENTS

SCHOLARSHIPS

OTHER INFORMATION

FAQS

  • See Wind Tuition FAQs for some frequently asked questions about wind instrument tuition.

WIND INSTRUMENTS TUITION


 Private, Partner & Small Group Lessons

Waltons New School of Music offers lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced students in:

  • Clarinet
  • Concert Flute
  • Irish Traditional (Wooden) Flute
  • Harmonica (Diatonic & Chromatic)
  • Piccolo
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone (Alto & Tenor)

Clarinet, harmonica and saxophone instruction can include jazz theory and improvisation. Students of wind instruments at the New School can also be prepared for a range of grade exams, from preliminary to performance or teaching diploma level, as well as Junior Cert. Music and Leaving Cert. Music practicals, and instrumental study at the school counts as the 'personal skill' challenge area for Gaisce - The President's Award.

Tuition options include:

  • Weekly private (one-to-one) lessons, 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length.
  • Group lessons, designed for students at the same level of proficiency who enrol together, and available as 30-, 45- or 60-minute ‘partner’ lessons, as well as 60-minute lessons for 3 or 4 students.
  • Single 1- or 2-hour Intensive Lessons for both individuals and small groups. Students must bring their own instruments to intensive lessons.

Go to Tuition Options for more information on private, partner and group lessons, and Enrolment & Fees for tuition fees and enrolment forms.

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 Group Courses for Beginners

Beginning students can join Introducing Harmonica, which explores the basics of diatonic harmonica playing in various styles, from folk-rock to blues. No previous musical experience is required.

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 Faculty

Peter Dobai (saxophone, clarinet, recorder)
Éamonn Galldubh (traditional/wooden flute)
Michael McInerney (harmonica, Introducing Harmonica course)
Kieran Moynihan (concert flute, piccolo)
Alice Nolan (concert flute, piccolo, Flute Ensemble)
Ronan O'Sullivan (clarinet, saxophone, recorder)

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 Comments from Students & Parents

'Great tuition! Have been taking trad flute lessons here for the last year and my instructor has brought me on by leaps and bounds.'
– C. Boylan

'My son has made great progress with the saxophone while studying here. While he has worked hard himself, much of this is down to the teacher, who has been both patient and motivating.'
– N. Brophy

'The wonderful teacher, very supportive and patient, made for a very enjoyable experience. There was a lovely sense of camaraderie in the group learning and playing together.'
– S. Coyne (Flute Ensemble student)

'Waltons New School of Music fills an important gap in music education as it is open to newcomers/amateurs, especially adults. It caters for all – from 'hobbyists' to top grade exams – and provides wonderful opportunities for music making. Welcoming and non-judgmental, yet pushing for individual best standards. Tá failte romhat!'
– J. Dillon (concert flute student)

'I benefited an extraordinary amount from the tuition I received here. I have improved significantly due to the time I've had here and feel more confident in my abilities through these lessons.'
– K. McDonnell (saxophone student)

'Great teacher – enthusiastic, good-humoured and very helpful.'
– R. McDonnell (harmonica student)

'Clear and confident teacher.'
– J. O'Leary (clarinet student)


Have you taken – or are you taking – wind instrument lessons/courses at Waltons New School of Music? We would appreciate it if you could take a few moments to give us your feedback in a brief online questionnaire.


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RELATED TUITION


 Ensembles & Sessions

  • The school’s Flute Ensemble is open to students of Grade III standard and above and works on a wide range of repertoire in a variety of styles. It is also an opportunity to meet other players and make some great music!
  • The school's two Jazz Ensembles introduce students of all instruments to the art of improvisation through the study and performance of blues and jazz.
  • We also run monthly Trad Slow Sessions, open to both New School and external students/players, on Friday evenings at the school.

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 Theory, Musicianship & Music Technology

  • Beginning students should also consider taking Music Fundamentals, designed to supplement private tuition with the basics of music theory.
  • Jazz Improvisation Basics, intended for students with at least one year’s playing experience, is an ideal introduction to improvised music making. Students completing the course can further develop and apply the skills they have learned in this course in the ten-week Jazz Blues Ensemble Workshop (students can enrol for both courses together at a reduced fee) followed by Jazz Ensembles I and II.
  • Students may also be interested in our Music Technology programme.

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INSTRUMENTS


 Instrument Discounts, Packages & Payment Plans

Because of the New School's close association with Waltons Music Ireland, currently-enrolled students of Waltons New School of Music are entitled to discounts on wind instruments, accessories and books sold in Waltons Music shops. Tuition + Instrument Packages, which combine a term of 30-minute private lessons with a new instrument, both at substantial discounts, are also available. And students enrolling for two or more terms are eligible for Instrument Payment Plans, available for selected instruments priced at €150 or more. See Instrument Discounts, Packages & Payment Plans for more information.

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SCHOLARSHIPS


 Martin A. Walton Memorial Scholarships

Taking place in May each year, the New School's annual Martin A. Walton Memorial Scholarship Competition awards full-year tuition scholarships in three categories:

  • Young Student of the Year (students aged 18 and under)
  • Mature Student of the Year (students aged 19 and over)
  • Most Promising Beginner (students who came to the school as beginners on their instruments)

See Scholarships for more information.

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OTHER INFORMATION


 Wind Instruments Grade Exam Syllabi

Links to downloadable wind instruments syllabi (pdf format) with different exam boards:

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 Friday Casual Concerts

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 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.

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 Student Benefits

Currently-enrolled wind instrument students at Waltons New School of Music are entitled to several valuable benefits, including:

  • Discounts & Instrument Payment Plans from Waltons Music
  • Discounts on Waltons World Masters Series Events
  • Discounts on Ensembles, Sessions and Music Theory Courses
  • Discounts on Practice Facilities
  • Discounts on City-Centre Parking
  • After-Hours Purchasing from Waltons Music Shop

See Student Benefits for more 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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  • 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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