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Summer Programme

at Waltons New School of Music

A range of music tuition is available during our two-part Summer Term (July and/or August). In addition to private (one-to-one), partner and small group instruction in a number of instruments (including voice/singing), we offer summer versions of some of our most popular group courses, an acclaimed songwriting workshop, Intensive Lessons and Irish Music Tasters.

Many of our courses and workshops fill well in advance, and early enrolment is advisable.

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Our 2018 Summer Term is divided into two parts. Students enrolling for private (one-to-one), partner or small group lessons can choose one or both parts:

  • Part One (5 weeks): 2 July – 4 August
  • Part Two (4 weeks): 7 – 31 August

30-, 45- and 60-minute private, partner and small group lessons are offered during our Summer Term for a wide range of instruments (including voice/singing). See our Instrumental • Vocal Departments for more information.

Courses for Beginners

We offer five-week summer versions of some of our most popular ‘Introducing’ instrumental and vocal courses – as well as ‘Taster’ guitar, piano/keyboard and violin courses for children – all designed for absolute beginners, in July.

Music Technology Course

A five-week summer version of our Introducing Music Technology course is also available in July.

Our July 2018 group course list will be available from early May.

Courses for Beginners

We offer four-week summer versions of some of our most popular ‘Introducing’ instrumental and vocal courses for absolute beginners in August.

Songwriting Workshop

How is a song written? What is a hook? What makes rhyme? Which comes first, melody or lyrics? In The Art & Craft of Songwriting – a four-evening, twelve-hour workshop, now in its eighth year – acclaimed singer-songwriter Melanie O’Reilly will answer these frequently asked questions and many more.

Our August 2018 group course list and schedules will be available from early May.

Single one- or two-hour Intensive Lessons for individuals or small groups – and for all skill levels – can be arranged for many of the instruments (including voice/singing) and subjects taught at Waltons New School of Music.

Intensive lessons are ideal for:

  • Students who would like to schedule their lessons flexibly or who cannot be accommodated on our regular timetable
  • Students preparing for performances, auditions, entrance examinations, competitions or practicals
  • Prospective students wishing to ‘try out’ lessons or instruments

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Except for wind instruments and uilleann pipes intensive lessons, instruments may be borrowed for use in the lesson – subject to availability – if required.


Designed for absolute beginners of all ages and running since 1999, our Irish Music Tasters for individuals and groups are brief immersions in the world of Irish traditional music and have introduced hundreds of people from all over the world to its beautiful melodies and infectious rhythms . We offer Bodhrán Tasters, Tin Whistle Tasters, combined Bodhrán and Tin Whistle Tasters, and a one-hour Introduction to Irish Music.

Tasters are scheduled based on both participant and teacher availability. (We ask for your availability on our Booking Form.)

Our Irish Music Tasters can also be tailored for different interests and skill levels.

See Irish Music Tasters for more information.

Summer Programme
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