The School was established in Kiltimagh in June 2006 due to the lack of quality music education in the County. The school is now a comprehensive musical education center, with schools in Kiltimagh and Castlebar, catering for students aged three to almost ninety.
At the school we provide for the student who comes for the pure enjoyment of taking music lessons and also for the student who is looking to take their music education to advanced level.
Our mission at the school is to offer high quality, affordable music instruction and performance opportunities to students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, from children to adults, from the beginner to the professional.
Music studies at the music school are offered year-round and include classical, contemporary, traditional and popular styles for all ages, pre-school through adult.
Course selections include performance ensembles, theory, group and individual classes covering a range of instruments, leaving and junior cert practical’s, summer schools, Irish music classes for our foreign students, regular concerts and performance opportunities and many more.
Whatever you choose, we hope you enjoy your music education at the school.
At the Mayo School of Music a range of instruments are taught. Classes are individual or group, but whatever you choose, the emphasis will be on learning music for enjoyment.
These classes will be on a one to one basis. It will involve vocal training, vocal exercises, breathing techniques etc. Students are encouraged to take Royal Irish Academy of Music Exams.
Piano classes will be taught on a one to one basis, from Elementary to Diploma Grades. Royal Irish Academy of Music exams are encouraged and recognized universally. The first goal of learning piano is enjoyment.
Violin will be taught on an individual and group class basis. This will include classical and traditional violin. Exams for classical Violin will be encouraged.
Saxophone & Clarinet
Saxophone & Clarinet classes will be available for students from the beginner to the advanced. These classes will be taught on a one to one basis.
Guitar classes will be given from the beginner to the advanced class. Group activities in the class will make learning fun. Guitar will have a maximum of four students per class.
Classical Flute classes will be available for students, from beginner to the advanced. These classes will be taught on a one to one basis.
Drum classes will be available for students, from beginner to the advanced. These classes will be taught on a one to one basis.
Traditional classes will be offered in Tin Whistle, Accordion, Bódhran, Flute, Uilleann Pipes and Mandolin. There is a maximum of four students per class.
Theory classes are encouraged for students learning a classical instrument. These classes not only help with understanding music theory but are also a way to meet other pupils of the same age and to start other musical activities. It is recommended that students take the annual Royal Irish Academy of Music Examinations.
Adult Music Appreciation Course
A class designed for the adult who has always wanted to learn about music and its development. The course includes an introduction to classical music, information about the composers, a beginner’s guide to reading music, an introduction to musical instruments, singing and choral training. In a relaxed atmosphere, the adult can learn within his or her own pace with open discussion.
End of Term Concert’s
In December and June, the School host’s a concert for all the students to perform and show their talents to parents, friends and family. This is an great opportunity for the students to experience performing on stage to an audience.
Children between the age of 10 and 18 years will have the opportunity to audition to become a member of the Mayo School of Music Youth Choir.
A specific Summer Camp will be run for our visiting foreign students. This is an ideal opportunity for the many visiting students to learn about Irish music and culture.
Our facilities include a reception area, four soundproof music rooms with three Yamaha U1 pianos, Yamaha Drums Kit, Guitars, Violins, Clarinets, Glockenspiel, Flutes, Clarinets, Saxaphone and many more. We also make available a wide variety of music and tuition books.
The Town Hall Theatre is also available to the Mayo School of Music for regular concerts and recitals.
The Sculpture Park adjacent to our premises is an ideal lunch and recreation area during our Summer Camps.
Our School in Castlebar is ideally located on the outskirts of town in the lovely Lough Lannagh Village. Ample parking and ease of access make it easy to drop and collect students. Three large music rooms with Yamaha U1 pianos, Yamaha Drums Kit, Guitars, Violins, Clarinets, Glockenspiel, Flutes, Clarinets, Saxaphone and many more. We also make available a wide variety of music and tuition books.