Kerry School of Music News 28.10.2019

Ensemble Day

Our next big event, Ceol and Gheimhridh - Winter Music and Ensemble Day - takes place on Sunday, October 10th in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. Musicians, singers and their teachers from the school's branches across the county come together on the day to workshop and present a concert focusing on ensemble rather than solo performance. Registration is at 2.30pm, workshops at 3-5pm and the Winter Music Day Concert takes place at 6.30pm. Meals and beverages are provided by the Rose Hotel from 5-6pm.

Pre-instrument classes

Pre-instrument classes for 4-7 year olds are been very successfully introduced in Tralee (Saturday mornings), Killarney (Thursday afternoons) and Listowel (Wednesday afternoons) and we're glad to report lively interest. The classes aim to familiarise children with the entire range of musical instruments and to make them proficient readers of music before they begin studying any instrument. The benefits of this essential approach are numerous. Call 066-7125690 for further information. 


The School offers a limited number of scholarships every year to encourage the study of less well known instruments such as Oboe, Saxophone and Bassoon, all brass (Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba) and lower strings ('Cello and Double Bass). Further details can be got from the School office.

Group classes

Affordable group classes are being offered to beginners in Violin, 'Cello, Viola, Keyboard and Guitar. Terms and conditions apply. 

Instrument hire

Kerry School of Music has a large bank of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Before investing in an instrument, parents can hire an instrument from the bank for as little as €3.50 per week. 

Kerry School of Music performing groups 

Kerry School of Music orchestras, choirs and instrumental ensembles are open to all. Please enquire about joining one of our groups. See our website for details. 

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