Welcome to Castleknock School of Music (CSM).

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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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 :)


Online Classes - Online Exams


Happy month of May  to all our amazing students and parents.

Our online classes are proving to be a brilliant success and we are delighted to announce that all instrumental and vocal summer music exams will be held online.

Summer theory exams are now deferred until Saturday 19th September and our young theory students are working amazingly hard working towards that date.

Any students who wish not to avail of the online exam option, can have their exam deferred until September 2020.

CSM team are extremely proud of our students and special thanks to our parents who have shown such support to us during these difficult times.


Congratulations to Antoinette Kenna's Students

Hannah James (Age 12)

Giannes de Leon (Age 11) 

Ester Bonny (Age 11)



Following the Online Theory Project Competition, we are delighted to announce the winners in the various age categories.

Under 12 yrs: Hannah James

Under 11 yrs: Giannes de Leon and Esther Bonny

Well done to all students who participated - it was very difficult to choose :)

And thanks to their dedicated teacher Ms. Antoinette Kenna

CSM Team

Congratulations guys  :)


CSM & MMA Team


COVID-19 Emergency Closure Updates

Dear Parents / Guardians and Students,
Hope you're staying safe at home as much as possible
Due to the government's announcement on Tuesday 24th March of the social distancing restrictions to 19th April, I can confirm that CSM's doors will physically remain closed for classes. 
We are however continuing with our very successful online classes as usual for CSM students.
MMA students - classes will resume when we reopen (hopefully after Easter on Monday the 20th April?)
(Please LIKE us on MMA Facebook page for regular posts to help keep your child musically occupied 
It is CSM and MMA's mission to complete all classes in semester 2 before the summer closure.

The health and welfare of all our staff and students is of top priority to us, and we are continuing to actively monitor national and international sources of information to help ensure the wellbeing of the CSM community. 

We will continue to provide updates as they arise through our website, mailing list and facebook pages.

Online Resources


CSM Student Piano Exam Preparation

While online classes are flowing along, don't forget to use online resources to help with your musical development.

Here is Professor Reamonn Keary (RIAM) performing 2020 exam pieces - a fantastic visual / audio resource.


To find your exam pieces on YouTube, simply put Reamonn Keary together with the title of your piece, into the search bar.


RIAM Mock Examinations

You can become familiar with the format of the RIAM exams by checking out online videos.

Here is Ms Lorna Horan, senior examiner of the RIAM taking you through aural tests preparation:


You can see many videos online by typing in RIAM Mock Exams in the YouTube search bar


Please like CSM on FACEBOOK and keep updated with regular posts to help / support you with exam preparation and overall musical development:




Wishing all our parents and students continued health. Keep safe!

CSM & MMA Team :)

Official Launch of Online Classes at CSM


Due to the COVID-19 virus and the closure of schools, CSM are making available classes online until the 29th March. These classes are optional for teachers and parents. 

We are following  the guidelines as set out by the Department of Education and have developed a policy for continuing lessons using online software applications.

 It is our mission to continue our high standard of music classes (both individual and group) to all of our students.

CSM Team


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