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Our philosophy is to provide excellent music tuition and to provide stimulating music classes that will develop in our students a real and lasting love of music.

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Mini Music Academy Classes - still some places remaining....

Hi everyone,

Mini Music Academy recommences on Saturday 12th September.

There are still some places available from our wide schedule of classes.

Contact 01 826 1100 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For full schedule of classes visit our website at www.minimusicacademy.com/class-information/class-timetable

Eileen, Antoinette, Krisztina, Anna, Orla and Kate

MMA Team




Excellence in music instruction


RIAM Deferred Theory Exams Update

For the Attention of All Parents / Students Who Had Theory Exams Deferred in May 2020

Deferred Theory Exams: 
We have been informed by the RIAM that deferred theory exams will NOT NOW BE HELD on Saturday 19th September as originally scheduled by the RIAM last July. 
All students registered for theory exams will be notified by the RIAM over the next few days.

This has to do with centres not being available for large groups of students nationwide. 


Please follow the link here:


Exam Process

The Online Theory Exam process will be detailed by the RIAM in the coming weeks, including the process for under 16’s (digital age qualification). 


What is currently know is that:


  • Parent/guardian supervision will be required. 
  • Special needs students will sit their Exam as normal in the RIAM, or for those with access issues a reader from home is permitted. 
  • The Online Theory Exams will apply honour code in the same way 3rd level Exams have operated in the past, and more extensively this year due to CoVid19. 
  • Teachers and students should prepare for the same content as normal.
  • Online exam date is now scheduled for Saturday 14th November 2020
CSM Admin Team



CSM Re-Opens Saturday 5th September 2020

Hello Everyone

We hope all our students and parents are keeping safe and well and enjoying the remains of the summer months during these especially challenging times.

We re-open on Saturday 5th September for all classes at our Ongar and St Brigid's Centre and we look forward to seeing you there.

Please note for all CSM students who attend Castleknock Community College centre, there is a delay on the commencement of physical classes due to COVID-19 restrictions.

However, we do hope to resume physical classes there at the end of September / early October. In the meantime, your child's teacher will be in contact with you to offer you either:

A) online classes

B) classes at another centre

C) to take the option to shorten your child's semester and start semester 1 when we re-open at CCC.

We will be emailing all our parents next week with full details of our COVID-19 Response Strategy Plan and our Return to School Protocols and Policies for students, parents and staff.

We very much look forward to meeting you all again and looking forward to another wonderful year of music-making within a comfortable and safe environment.

Please note while classes are very booked up, we do still have some vacancies so please do contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01 826 1100 for information regarding classes.

Yours Sincerely,

CSM Admin Team :)


Enrollments Now Being Accepted at CSM and Mini Music Academy


CSM and Mini Music Academy are now accepting new enrollments for September 2020.

You can enroll online directly from our website.

You can enroll by requesting an enrolment form via email:

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Any queries or advice required, just email us and we will be very happy to help you.

Kind regards,

CSM & MMA Team


Online Learn to Play Day at Draíocht Arts Centre


Learn to Play Day at Dráiocht Arts Centre - a phenomenally successful day run by Castleknock School of Music and Mini Music Academy in years gone by in collaboration with Dráiocht Arts Centre.

This was due to be held Thursday 28th May but obviously has had to be deferred to a later date.

In the meantime, CSM and Mini Music staff have put together 5 videos Introducing parents and students to:

  • Mini Music Classes
  • Piano Classes
  • Violin Classes
  • Flute Classes
  • Guitar Classes


If you have a baby, toddler, wobbler, child, tweenager, teenager or if you yourself would like to take up an instrument while living through these most extraordinary of times, please do contact us and we can offer help, advise and of course CLASSES for you.

Links to videos directly from Dráiocht Arts Centre are below for your enjoyment:

Violin with Christina

Guitar with Stevie

Flute with Roisin

Piano with Eire

Early music with Antoinette



Re-Register NOW


Thanks to all our parents who have re-registered with us. You are fantastic, efficient and super organised!

A gentle reminder to parents / students who have not as yet re-registered. The deadline date wis 30tH May.

You can register and make payment online at www.easypaymentsplus.ie or over the phone or by bank transfer here:

CSM & MMA Team :)


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