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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Adult Group Classes at CSM


About Adult Group Classes at CSM

It’s never too late to learn to play an instrument and expand your horizons. Adult Group Classes at CSM are designed as an introduction to the fundamentals of playing an instrument in a friendly, relaxed, non-competitive and fun environment.

Adults learn quicker than children: they have better concentration, are physically stronger and can practice for longer. Learning an instrument at any age is therapeutic and you will be surprised at how much you will have learnt by the end of a semester.

Adult group lessons are cost effective, affordable and social providing a great way to meet new friends and have fun learning together as a group.

All CSM Adult Tutors are highly skilled, qualified, kind, patient, communicative and caring.

What Happens After the Semester 1

Each participant is welcome to continue with the same group / same day / same time. Alternatively, you might like to continue with individual tuition or partner with a member from the class to learn together. It’s up to you!

See our full range of Adult Group Classes available at CSM. We are enrolling!! For application form, please download from:

www.castleknockschoolofmusic.com or email:

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Margo at 01 826 1100

T & C apply



Guitar for Adults (Beginners Class & Improvers Classes)

Day: Friday

Venue: St. Brigid's 

Tutor: Ronan Tierney

Time: 6.10 - 7.00pm

50 minutes

Fee: €180.00 (per semester of 15 weeks)

Course Description – (Max 4 students per class)

Learn to play basic chords, acoustic, finger styles, strumming techniques, music notation and some popular songs in a friendly group environment. No musical experience necessary.

Adult student enrolled will require a full size acoustic guitar and a tutor book.


Ukulele for Adults (Beginners & Improvers Classes)

Day: Thursday

Venue: Ongar Tuition Centre 

Tutor: Stevie Darragh

Time:  6.40 - 7.20pm 

40 minutes

Fee: €170.00 (per semester of 15 weeks)

Course Description – (Max 4 students per class)

Learn the basics of strumming technique, play simple chords to accompany popular songs, reading chords and music notation and the basics of tuning. It’s not difficult to learn the basics of this happiest of instruments. No experience necessary.

Adult student enrolled will require a full size ukulele and a tutor book.



Violin for Adults (Beginners & Improvers Classes)

50 minutes

Day: Wednesday

Venue: Castleknock Community College

Time: 7.40 - 8.30pm


Fee: €180.00 (per semester of 15 weeks)

If you ever wanted to learn to play this beautiful instrument, this is the class for you.

Guaranteed to be a relaxed fun class in a supportive learning environment.

Course Description – (Max 4 students per class)

Learn posture, holding the violin and bow, string names, fingerings, basic techniques of pizzicato and playing fun music. No previous music experience necessary. This class is for the absolute beginner.

Adult student enrolled will require a full size violin and tutor book.


CSM Guitar Teacher Stevie with his Band 'Overhead, the Albatross'

Overhead, The Albatross - Our very own Stevie Darragh and his band are just back after being invited to perform at a prestigious music festival in Canada.
They write all their own songs and their energy on stage is electrifying.
Click on the link below to read the fantastic write-up the band received in this week's Irish Times.
Utube link here to listen live:
CSM Team

Happy St. Patrick's Day & Easter

We would like to wish all our parents and students a very happy St. Patrickk's Day and a peaceful Easter.

The school will be closed from Thursday 17th March - Saturday 2nd April 2016

Classes resume on Monday 4h April 2016

CSM & MMA Team 


Congratulations to 2nd Year Student Niamh Byrne - 2015 Recipient of the CSM Music Scholarship Awarded Annually to Castleknock Community College

The CSM Annual Scholarship Award to a student of Castleknock Community College is now in its 8th Year. The award is to a student of CCC and the music department of CCC invite proposals from students detailing why they feel they should be the recipient. There are lots of entries and strong competition for this much coveted year of music tuition in the student's chosen instrument and also musicianship theory for the fortunate recipient. 

We are delighted to announce that this year, Castleknock Community College's Music Department have awarded the CSM Scholarship to Niamh Byrne, 2nd Year Student at CCC.

Niamh has already been studying the Guitar and will continue her musical development with Guitar Teacher Stevie Darragh, a very fine and popular teacher of guitar at the school here. She is also going to study Musicianship / Theory with Mr. Ronan Dikker, our committed percussion / piano & theory teacher. Both teachers are really looking forward to teaching this most enthusiastic student. Niamh is absolutely delighted as are her parents and she is very excited about meeting her new teachers. 

We would like to congratulate Niamh on her achievement in securing this scholarship and wish her every success for the year ahead. 

CSM Team Smile


CSM Celebrating 21st Birthday 2015-2016

CSM Team are happy to announce that we are fast approaching our 21st Birthday in Music Education & Serving the Community. And what a fantastic start to our 21st birthday with the move into the fantastic new building at Castleknock Community College. Our top quality pianos: Petrof's, Kawai's and Yamaha's have now been moved into the new classrooms and they seem to be very happy in their new home. Stefan Claude, our piano tuner of many years is patiently waiting in the wings while he allows them to settle in before fine tuning them for our classes throughout the year.

The new gymnasium and classrooms are state-of-the-art fab and it's full credit to Principal John Cronin, staff, architects & builders for an amazing job well done.


CSM Instrumental & Musicianship Theory Classes resume on Monday 7th September 2015.

Our full academic calendar for 2015-2016 is now available on our website.                                                      

For full details, visit http://www.castleknockschoolofmusic.com/student-information/semester-calendar

Mini Music Academy Classes (6 mths - 7 years) recommence on Tuesday 15th September 2015.                              

You can view our full academic calendar and schedule of classes at www.minimusicacademy.com or visit http://www.castleknockschoolofmusic.com/class-information/class-timetable


We are currently accepting enrollments by email or post. Our office / reception re-opens on Monday 24th August and we can be contacted there at 01 826 1100 during normal reception opening hours:

Tues / Wed / Thursday 2.00 - 6.30pm

Saturday 10.00 - 2.00pm

Application forms are available for download from our website here.

Please email us with any queries you may have.

We are very excited about commencing our 21st year in education & serving the community.

To all our current parents & students: enjoy the remainder of the summer hols and see you all soon......Smile

CSM & MMA Team 


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