Waltons New School of Music
Relaxed but progressive atmosphere. Good quality tuition. Professional teacher. [Introducing Singing for Adults]
My [guitar] teacher is engaging and has broad and deep musical and technical knowledge that has improved my playing considerably.
I loved the class [Musical Theatre Workshop]. The teacher is brilliant, and I feel much more confident about my singing and acting. Also the class is great fun.
Great classes [Introducing World Drumming] and even better teacher – very knowledgeable and gives attention to everyone in the group.
Niamh is a gem. A kind person with a deep understanding of music, who knows how to teach it. [Voice]
Excellent teacher. [Music for Me]
My [piano] teacher very quickly discovers a student's best way of learning and uses that to the student's advantage. She is also very approachable.
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.
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.
The [Introducing Tin Whistle] classes are the highlight of my week. I tried other instruments but always gave up, never found one that I could enjoy as much as I do the tin whistle. So much of it is thanks to Harry, who is a brilliant, expert teacher, finding the perfect pace to develop and always encouraging the group
Great tuition! Have been taking trad flute lessons here for the last year and my instructor has brought me on by leaps and bounds. The Friday sessions are an excellent way to learn new tunes.
[My teacher’s] teaching style is a perfect match for my learning style, with a focus on technique and exercises but still time for singing. I also love her encouragement and energy.
Very professional and friendly school with excellent teachers. I really enjoyed studying here.
The teacher was very easy to understand and was willing to answer any questions. [Leaving Cert. Music Easter Revision Course]
Sinéad Flynn is a fantastic teacher. Her vast knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire helps you choose pieces that suit your voice and helps you to make the most of your potential as a singer.
[A]n excellent instructor who has time for each student. This ensures that whatever issues the student has are ultimately dealt with successfully. [Trad Guitar Basics]
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.
A great teacher who offers excellent tuition catered around each individual student's needs. One of the best. [Introducing Irish Fiddle]
Excellent teaching, and easy learning techniques. [Introducing Tin Whistle]
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.
[A] great teacher, very good with kids. My two children (4 and 5 years old) were in her class [Music for Me], taking their first steps in music. After only few weeks, they were soaking up music basics without even realising it, while having real fun.
Friendly admin. staff and great teachers. Very pleased overall.
Fiddle is a tough instrument to start as a beginner, and this course [Introducing Irish Fiddle] shows that it's actually manageable! The teacher is really nice and helpful and patient.
Very enjoyable course [Introducing Music Technology], with all details well explained by a knowledgeable and friendly teacher.
All together I would give the course [Introducing Guitar for Teens] out of 10 – great teacher, great staff, great facilities – Waltons has it all.
I absolutely loved learning to play the harmonica. Michael McInerney’s love for the harmonica is infectious! [Introducing Harmonica]
Anyone can learn the guitar. All you need is a willingness to learn and a professional teacher from Waltons New School of Music. [Introducing Guitar for Adults]
Can't speak highly enough of my singing tutor. As a novice to singing beyond the privacy of my shower, her personal attention and interest in helping me to discover my singing voice has been invaluable.
I have an excellent [voice] teacher. She is very encouraging and has a lot of insight into the individual student's problems and how to improve them.
The teachers are obviously passionate, and this coupled with their musicianship and knowledge makes the learning an enjoyable and rewarding habit.
Waltons' music lessons are world class. The teachers go out of their way to encourage their students and make the lessons more enjoyable for them.
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.
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. [Flute Ensemble]
A good music tutor is worth their weight in notes! It's the personal touch that makes tuition at Waltons a far superior product to other products, especially on-line tutorials. Having a tutor who specialises in your chosen instrument and has 3rd level or higher qualifications means the student receives phenomenal value for both money but more importantly, TIME. 60 minutes with a good tutor can unravel countless hours of poor self-learning and bad habits, leaving the student highly motivated to improve and develop their playing repertoire. What's not to like! [bass student]
Cathy is the best music teacher that I have ever known. Her professionalism and enthusiasm makes the course very desirable. Her commitment evokes confidence and positivity for anyone who loves to sing. [Sing Your Heart Out Choir]
Enthusiastic and motivating [clarinet] instructor and friendly staff.
Great [voice] teacher. I have developed so much in the past year [and] have learned so much technique. We get through a lot in a 30-minute lesson; it’s very productive.
I’ve gained so much since I’ve taken classes here. My confidence has grown immensely, and I’ve come on as a singer and performer. Sinéad is an amazing teacher who has pushed me out of my comfort zone and believed in me so that I can reach my full potential and be the best performer that I can possibly be. [Musical Theatre Workshop]
Cathy is a fantastic and supportive instructor. I've thoroughly enjoyed it! [Sing Your Heart Out Choir]
An incredible player and inspiring teacher! [Introducing World Drumming]
Very enthusiastic and able teacher. Go raibh maith agat! [Trad Guitar Basics]
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.
[My son] really loved the class [Introducing Guitar for Children], and the teacher was able to channel his enthusiasm and encourage it.
Angel has given me so much to work with, and I feel that I've got a good grasp now of some essential flamenco techniques. [Flamenco Guitar Basics]
The course [Trad Guitar Basics] tutor is excellent and also very flexible. He knows how to bring someone up to speed if they fall behind in class. Very enjoyable as well as instructive.
From my point of view the teaching at the school is top class.
I always wanted to sing but thought I didn't have a note in my head. With the help and patience of my teacher I now believe that I can and am loving it.
Johnny Taylor is exceptional. As a former classical piano teacher to diploma level, I can safely say he is the best teacher I have come across, and I consider myself very fortunate to have done so. [Jazz Piano Basics]
Very enthusiastic teacher and great breadth of genres taught. Really enjoyable – didn't miss a class! [Introducing Singing for Adults]
My teacher Gary is professional, committed to teaching guitar in a fun environment, and he takes a personal interest in his pupils, ensuring that they make steady progress. He is a real gent.
Top class vocal teaching that is specifically tailored to each student.
My [piano] teacher was very encouraging and interested in progressing her student.
Sinéad is amazing, and Waltons students are lucky to have her! I learned so much in such a short time, and it's all thanks to her and her passion! [Musical Theatre Workshop]
Loved the way you get to express yourself.... Sinéad gets the best out of you and it is so much fun! [Musical Theatre Workshop]
[A] great teacher – patient, organised, knows when to step back and when to push, very adaptable and knowledgeable.
Great teacher, with great patience, who tries to get the best from my son at every [drum kit] lesson, while making it fun.
A very positive experience and great teaching.
Marta is an amazing teacher. I studied singing [in Dublin] and Paris when I was younger, and the standard of teaching from Marta is much higher than anything I received in the past. More, she brings the techniques that she learnt about in master classes from world-renowned singers such as Barbara Bonney. Marta is encouraging and positive, vocally and emotionally; I feel uplifted when I finish my lesson. It is such a blessing to have her as my teacher. I strongly recommend her.
A solid introduction to jazz and improvised music-making. Johnny is not only a great jazz musician but a supportive and inspiring teacher. [Jazz Piano Basics]
Great teachers, great place for an adult to learn to sing. As a result of time in the New School I was able to join first the Rathmines Folk Group, then the Sandymount Gospel Choir and then the Donnybrook Church Choir. I have also taken three exams with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, with Honours in my last exam. I am at present preparing for a Grade 6 exam. None of this would have happened were it not for Waltons New School of Music.
I really enjoyed my [violin] lessons. I had a teacher who really understood how adults learn, and she gave me confidence.
My teacher made it very easy to learn the drums, as he broke each skill down into its elements. Also, the drum kit here is fantastic.
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!
The teacher...is lovely, very caring, a natural educator. [Music for Me]
My singing teacher is very motivational and passionate about music. I found the lessons at Waltons a valuable learning experience and great fun at the same time. Highly recommended.
I'm back home from Dublin. It was a most pleasant stay, but the high point of it was my bodhrán lesson. I have this personality disorder that manifests itself in collecting instruments and trying to learn them, mostly on my own. Being able to take even just one lesson with a real expert (and a most able teacher), is invaluable. Hope I'll be back soon! [Irish Music Tasters]
My [piano] teacher is so enthusiastic, encouraging and knowledgeable.
I loved our bodhrán lesson with Éamonn – patient, witty, amicable and an expert musician – especially when he taught me a rhythm and then he accompanied me on his flute. Great fun! Would absolutely recommend this top notch experience! [Irish Music Tasters]
This has been a most enjoyable and fulfilling learning experience. My [guitar] teacher is a classy, professional but very much down-to-earth guy. He puts you at ease and is hugely encouraging and supportive. On my first visit I was a little tentative on arrival. His style is to engage and listen, and I immediately felt comfortable and assured. Since then I've genuinely enjoyed every minute of these sessions. Don't think I can say that about too many experiences of anything I've been involved with over the years!
My guitar tutor is an undoubted professional who is so well qualified to teach. He also has excellent communication skills – which is not always the case with tutors! I came to improve and that's what I'm achieving, courtesy of a focused and engaging teacher who makes the lessons so enjoyable.
The [Introducing Violin for Adults] course gave me a great introduction to a difficult instrument in a friendly, fun environment. It was challenging but thoroughly enjoyable, which I think should be credited to the patience and helpfulness of the teacher.
I'm very grateful to my flute teacher for his patience while I was taking my time to play some high notes properly! In my 2nd year at Waltons, I am able to enjoy playing my favourite tunes!
This course [Musical Theatre Workshop] is excellent for developing both acting and singing skills in fun, relaxed and creative atmosphere. Sinéad is dedicated, enthusiastic and open to letting the class develop their performance. I hope to take the course again next year, as it has given me the confidence to perform and audition for my local musical society.
I have the best [guitar] teacher in the world!
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.
Sinéad was brilliant. She brought out the best in me, and I am much more confident now about my voice. I love everything about the course [Musical Theatre Workshop]. Fun, laughter, confidence building.
The guitar teachers at Waltons School of Music are brilliant. I would recommend them to anyone. Shame the term is over.
Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, great teachers.
My child benefited from individual attention from an excellent teacher in a small group. [Introducing Violin for Children]
It's really exciting to hear the progress your own voice can make in the space of a term with guidance from your teacher, learning to relax and proper breathing. Love it!
Experience with my [drum kit] teacher has been fantastic. He's a great teacher with lots of patience – encouraging and really passionate.
I started the course [Musical Theatre Workshop] wanting to sing but not believing I could. I ended it on a high note – literally. I found my voice through the energy, enthusiasm and love of singing Sinéad shares and gives to you – to find your voice is a powerful gift to yourself.
A very enjoyable course [Introducing Singing for Adults]. The teacher was very experienced and all participants improved hugely, even shrinking violets!
I like the structured approach and empathetic teacher with the ability to identify and help areas of weakness. [Introducing Piano/Keyboard for Adults]
An excellent teacher with so much to give. [The Art & Craft of Songwriting]
I don't think anyone wanting to learn jazz piano could find a better teacher than Johnny Taylor.
Dedicated and excellent choir director/tutor. [Sing Your Heart Out Choir]
Inspiring tutor made every single class [Jazz Vocal Workshop] interesting, challenging but most of all fun and highly rewarding.
Great foundation for a jazz beginner. Johnny has a very positive, open and encouraging approach. [Jazz Piano Basics]
Good atmosphere, enthusiastic and supportive teacher, and small class size. This course [Trad Guitar Basics] helped me take another important step towards becoming a better guitar player.
I found the course [Introducing Guitar for Adults] very enjoyable and very much looked forward to my hour class every week. My teacher created a very relaxed and fun learning environment and managed to include enough variation for me to have a good understanding of guitar playing. Will be continuing classes in the next term.
The [Introducing Irish Fiddle] teacher was excellent, very encouraging and with endless patience.
Great [Introducing Harmonica] teacher – enthusiastic, good-humoured and very helpful.
Fantastic [Trad Guitar Basics] teacher with stellar enthusiasm.
The course [Introducing Singing for Adults] was so much more than I expected. I learned so much and gained confidence within myself. The teacher was an inspiration!
My daughter thoroughly enjoys each [guitar] lesson. In just a short space of time she has developed confidence in playing her guitar and a desire to improve and learn more. This is purely attributable to the fantastic tuition from her teacher. Thank you!
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! [Sing Your Heart Out Choir]
[My daughter] really enjoyed coming to her class. It was the highlight of her week, and we would listen to the songs she had learnt all through the week. It was great to see her grow confident amongst the other children. The teacher was great with the kids and always brought a smile to [my daughter's] face. Thanks again for your help! [Music for Me]
Sinéad is everything you could ask for in a teacher – supportive, good humoured and puts a huge effort into helping you improve and develop, overcoming your weak points and mastering your strengths. [Musical Theatre Workshop]
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.
I really enjoyed learning step-by-step from a master of the instrument, in a relaxed atmosphere. [Introducing Tin Whistle]
Great fun, great teacher, great group and a great skill learned! [Introducing Irish Fiddle]
I am very happy with my voice lessons at Waltons. I have an amazing teacher, very encouraging and patient, who makes the work fun. I will be continuing my lessons here for as long as I can afford it!
The teacher is great at providing a fun environment for learning.... [Music for Me]
[My] teacher knows his subject and works at your level and to your agenda – theory and practical perfect. I love it. [jazz piano]
Michael made learning fun and very accessible (i.e. you don't have to be 'gifted' to learn to play). He explains techniques well and is very positive. [Introducing Harmonica]
You really develop an appreciation of the Irish tradition and culture. The teacher was great. [Irish Music Tasters]
[I have] a very supportive and talented [guitar] teacher. He always goes above and beyond his role as a teacher, and I consider myself very lucky to have found someone with such a unique gift.
Harry's approach to teaching the tin whistle is brilliant. He started gently (which I needed) and brought everyone along. There's also a mix of Irish music appreciation that works for me. I'd recommend this class [Introducing Tin Whistle] for anyone interested in learning to play traditional music.
Great [piano] teacher, always ready to help, with incredible patience and very helpful suggestions.
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