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Kerry Young Musician of the Year 17-year-old Tess Dowling, Pianist, Castlegregory.

Kerry School of Music News 19.06.2017

Kerry School of Music, established in 1981, is a registered charity and scientific body providing highest quality, affordable tuition in Music, Drama and Dance at seven locations throughout Kerry - Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Castleisland, Abbeyfeale, Killorglin and Dingle. Further information can be got on our,, and on our Facebook pages. Our head office in the former Custom House, High St. Tralee is open weekdays from 9.30am to 5pm. Or call 066 7125690/7120077. 


Classes commence in all centres on Monday, September 11th. Enquiries from prospective students are welcome weekdays 9.30am-5pm.


Kerry School of Music offers substantial family discounts. Students can avail of very significant discounts when booking two or more subjects. Please enquire at our office.

Open entry

A reminder that all Kerry School of Music ensembles - orchestras, choirs, music-theatre groups - have an open membership policy. You do not have to be enrolled for instrumental or vocal tuition in Kerry School of Music to join one of our many ensembles. All are welcome. 

School without walls Open Evening

Friday, September 22nd 6-9pm as part of Culture Night, an Open House takes place at Kerry School of Music's headquarters in High St. Tralee - come see the school in action, with performances by the school's choirs, orchestras and solo musicians throughout the evening. The Culture Night performance schedule will be posted on our on website and Facebook pages in advance.

West Side Story

The Light Opera Society of Tralee is really making pace in it's West Side Story rehearsals. Act I is already in the bag and Act II is the focus of this month's work. Choreographers Katrina Galvin and Doireann O' Carroll aim to have Act II completed by Festival time. 

Entrance Scholarships

A limited number of entrance scholarships for exceptionally talented students requiring financial assistance are available. Apply in confidence to the Principal, Kerry School of Music, Old Custom House, High St. Tralee. 

New Youth Choral initiative

A Creative Ireland/KerryCounty Council/Kerry School of Music Youth Choral Initiative begins in the school's Tralee and Listowel centres directed byAidan O' Carroll (Tralee) and Anna Connolly (Listowel). Open to young people aged 8-18, there will be two levels: Juniors: 8-12 and Seniors: 13-18. Repertoire will be very varied, ranging from classical to contemporary. No previous choral experience is required and membership is entirely free. More details to follow. All enquiries to 0874103220.

A Top Brass

A development programme entitled Top Brass, designed to encourage more students to take up a brass instrument will be rolled out from September. The School will offer scholarships to first time students opting for brass instruments - Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba. Lessons will be taught by brass teacher Grainne O' Carroll. All enquiries to 0667125690.

Touch Bass

As with the Top Brass, this programme encourages students to consider taking a lower stringed instrument such as Viola, 'Cello or Double Bass. All enquiries to 0667125690.