Waltons New School of Music
‘For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible,
the most perfect expression of any emotion.’
– Luciano Pavarotti
Founded in 1994 and located in Dublin city centre, Waltons New School of Music is a comprehensive music centre, offering tuition in the broadest range of instruments and subjects of any music school in Ireland, for students of all ages, skill levels and abilities. Our aim is to combine music tuition of the highest standard with innovative approaches to music education.
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My son is on his second term of piano lessons and he absolutely adores it, loves the teacher, and I have to say I can’t speak highly enough of all staff too.
My son is learning the piano and learning how to read music. In the last year and a half, he has gone from strength to strength and is currently on Grade 3, Royal Irish Academy of Music. I would recommend Waltons New School of Music to any parent for their children and also to anyone who fancies the idea of learning an instrument. 10/10
Every week at my [guitar] lessons is a new and positive experience. I appreciate my teacher's expertise greatly and feel lucky for the opportunity to continue learning from him. Waltons New School of Music is very professional and has a friendly, welcoming environment.
Excellent quality tuition in a relaxing and fun learning environment.
I think this is still one of Dublin's best kept secrets. This school is great.
Best place to learn music in Dublin.
Very professional and friendly school with excellent teachers. I really enjoyed studying here.
My daughter has attended Waltons for introductory guitar classes [Introducing Guitar for Children] for almost two years and really enjoys it. Her teacher is great, very calm, encouraging and patient, and he doesn't talk down to them. Every week I see progress and her personal pride in playing a little more accurately and fluidly each time. The atmosphere in the building from all staff is one of professionalism, kindness and welcome.
I have been learning flute and piano at the school for the past two years. I really enjoy coming to lessons, and the staff at the school are very friendly and approachable. My teachers are great, and their inspiration has motivated me to continue.... The school is also very accessible by any means of transport. I have recommended it to many of my friends.
Friendly admin. staff and great teachers. Very pleased overall.
All together I would give the course [Introducing Guitar for Teens] out of 10 – great teacher, great staff, great facilities – Waltons has it all.
The school has an open enrolment policy, so if you are motivated to study music you will be welcomed. There is no discrimination against older students. In fact, the school is very supportive of older people – either for the simple pleasure of music making or for improvement through grade exams.
Myself, my husband, my daughter and now my granddaughter all study or have studied here. Speaks for itself!
As a past musician who had not played an instrument for 30 years, Waltons and [my teacher] gave me back my music. For that I will always be grateful.
I highly recommend Waltons – excellent courses available and groups to join which are led by enthusiastic directors. With Waltons, you can’t go wrong.
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!
Excellent teacher. Excellent school. Thanks for giving me the confidence to get in touch with my real singing voice. Music is one of the greatest gifts we have been blessed with.
From my point of view the teaching at the school is top class.
Thanks for making the learning very user friendly. I found myself looking forward to coming into Waltons every week for both the learning and the laughter, both of which were always in plentiful supply!
There is a really pleasant atmosphere. The teachers are always available and proactive, as well as the people who work at reception.
I have experienced a wonderful time at Waltons so far and plan to continue my lessons. The service offered is exceptional and very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending this school.
The tuition is reasonably priced, the teachers are good at what they do, and I'm amazed at the huge range of lessons, courses and groups offered!
I've known Waltons New School of Music for many years, and I've always had very good experiences with its exceptional teaching staff and level of education.
Great tuition. In-house concerts and scholarships are great opportunities for young players.
The great thing about Waltons is that the school runs to suit the student – for me that was so beneficial and a huge change. A great place to learn.
I was very satisfied with the quality of teaching, the time management, the professional school facilities such as rooms and the environment of many instruments being taught under one roof.
Waltons New School of Music is extremely well organised and professional. The teachers are excellent, and the facilities are extremely good.
Its burren of high ceiling rooms supports volumes of happiness.
The teachers here are the best I've ever come across. I have been in the school for seven years and it has never let me down.
Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, great teachers.
Our group is made up of students studying to become music teachers in the public schools of Denmark, and we attended your Introduction to Irish Music and Tin Whistle Taster. I must say that both of them were perfectly planned. The Introduction was delivered with humour and a smile, making a sometimes heavy subject easy to understand, and the Tin Whistle Taster was great, focusing on different methods of teaching beginners to play. We had a great time and experience at Waltons New School of Music, and I would highly recommend that music students at our school do the same if they choose Dublin as their destination for future study trips.
As an adult student it can be quite daunting starting a new instrument, but Waltons has been extremely supportive and I felt at ease from day one. My Friday evening [tenor saxophone] class is fast becoming the highlight of the week!
Great school, great teaching, great experience.
Waltons have an exceptional range of courses suitable for any music lover.
I really enjoy working with my [voice] teacher – she is wonderful. I very much like the atmosphere at Waltons, as do my family. I look forward to next term and to improving my voice and technique.
There is a bright future for my kids here, despite coming from a background where no one was interested in music. There is no better place than Waltons – an absolute heaven for music.
There is an overall 'can do' atmosphere; very accessible and friendly; no ageism; good opening hours.
I enjoyed the [Introducing Singing for Adults] course immensely and learned a lot. The teacher was excellent and I liked the whole welcoming set up in Waltons New School of Music.
Have been to the Jazz Vocal Workshop at Waltons as well as one-on-one singing lessons. Teachers are personable, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, so too are the admin staff. I would highly recommend the school and will be signing up again soon for more intensive singing lessons!
Great teachers. Very family friendly. Brilliant one to one teaching.
Waltons is simply the best.
'I can't speak too highly of Waltons New School of Music and of Paddy Kiernan's tuition for the banjo. I love what I am learning and go away from each [Introducing 5-String Banjo] lesson more motivated to learn.
Reliable and enjoyable tuition for the young and not so young.
Thanks to all in the New School for arranging such professional tuition with such experienced staff.
Excellent school. Excellent teachers and staff, who really give their time in the interest of students. Studying at Waltons has re-ignited my absolute passion for music.
Excellent school, can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you.
I like the super friendly staff (both office and teachers), great location and ability to adapt individual tuition to your own pace and time commitments.
It's a very happy place, and you'll benefit greatly from going there.
The school approaches lessons in a practical and non-regimental way. The staff are interested in the student as a person, not just exam results.
Very friendly atmosphere and really nice people. A great place to learn.
Whatever your level, Waltons has the class/teacher for you!
Very helpful staff, professional courses.
Great location, friendly staff…excellent [double bass] teacher and good opening hours.
I love sitting in the hall, listening to students having their lessons. The beauty of their achievements and efforts cheers me up and encourages me as I enter into the world of music.
Waltons New School of Music is a friendly, professional music school with teachers who care about their students and go above and beyond the norm. I would recommend anyone to sign up for lessons/classes here. Great job guys!
The school is conveniently located in the very centre of Dublin, open early to late, with dedicated music instructors. I was delighted with my lessons and found them both worthwhile and very helpful. I can recommend the school to my friends and acquaintances with great confidence.
The school has always consistently delivered tuition of a very high standard.
Very friendly and professional school, with great staff.
Once you go in the door, it’s all about music music music...
The facilities are great, and there is a great atmosphere here.