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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Mini Music Academy Classes Update at Draiocht for National Music Day

Due to popular demand, Mini Music Academy Classes have been extended to include Saturday 23rd June at Draiocht Theatre. There are still a small number of spaces avaialble so do book without delay to secure your child's place. See below for update on bookings. Book without delay and see you there! (TICKETS ONLY €5.00 PER CHILD)

Thursday 21st June 2012    

10.30 - 11.00      Baby Butterflies        6-12 months           (4 places remaining)

11.15 - 11.45      Busy Babies            12-24 months          (2 places remaining)

12.00 - 12.30      Bonny Bluebirds        2-3 yrs                  (2 places remaining)

12.45 - 1.15       Red Robins                3-4 yrs                  (5 places remaining)

Saturday 23rd June 2012

10.30 - 11.00     Pink Bears                4-5 yrs                 (2 places remaining)               

11.15 - 11.45     Red Robins               3-4 yrs                 (2 places remaining)

12.00 - 12.30    Yellow Bunnies           5-6 yrs                 (4 places remaining)

12.45 - 1.15      Green Frogs              6-7 yrs                 (4 places remaining)

Tickets: ONLY €5.00

Booking directly at Draiocht Box Officer: Telephone 885 2622 Mon - Sat 10.00 - 6.00pm

or 24 hours Online booking at www.draiocht.ie 

We look forward to seeing you there!

MMA Team


CSM Students scoop up Prizes at Newpark Music Feis 8th - 13th May 2012

Congratulations to all our students who performed at the Newpark Feis from 8th - 13th May 2012.
The following students received prizes:
First Prize U10 Solo Piano Competition: Defne Gultoprak
Teacher: Jonathan Johnston
Second Prize U10 Solo Piano Competition: Ferdia O'Cairbre
Teacher: Eileen Brogan
Very Highly Commended U10 Solo Piano Competition: Ci Qing Tai
Teacher: Eileen Brogan
Second Prize U12 Solo Piano Competition: Rachael Armstrong
Teacher: Eileen Brogan
First Prize U12 Piano Duets: Ci Qing & Ci Hang Tai
Teacher: Eileen Brogan
Very Highly Commended U12 Piano Duets: Ci Yang & Ci Qing Tai
Teacher: Eileen Brogan
Highly Commended U16 Solo Piano: Katie Lambert
Teacher: Muireann Ni Dhubhghaill
Congratulations to these fantastic students and to their teachers
CSM Team 

CSM Students at Newpark Feis Competitions 8th - 13th May 2012

We would like to wish all CSM students the very best of luck in the music competitions this week. CSM students will perform at Newpark Feis on a range of instruments including voice, music theatre, violin, flute and piano.

CSM Team 


CSM Fifth Summer Awards Concert

Sunday 13th May 2012


Westmonstown Sports & Conference Centre


Dublin 15

Awards adjudicated by Professor Anthony Byrne 

Lecture & Pianist

Royal Irish Academy of Music 

Come and enjoy a musical afternoon from our Ready, Steady, Sing! Choir and students of CSM as they perform on a wide range of instruments. Awards will be given in the following age categories:

Under 8

Under 10

Under 12

Under 14

Under 18

Mature Student

Ensemble Award

Westmonstown serve lunch from 12.00pm - 7.00pm so bring the family along for a nice cultural family day out.

All welcome!

Tickets:   Adults  €8.00     Senior Citizens   €6.00  Children €4.00

Tickets available from Monday 23rd April 

Contact Jilly Kiely


4-5 The Mall

Ongar Village

Dublin 15

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CSM Royal Irish Academy of Music Exam Results December 2011

Student Ruth Bamsey Awarded ARIAM Diploma

Congratulations to Ruth Bamsey who was awarded the Associate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music Piano Diploma in December 2011. Ruth is a student of CSM teacher Jonathan Johnston and is thrillled to have passed the performance section of this examination with flying colours. Well done Ruth!

CSM students rose to the occasion of their performance and theory exams December 2011.  All students performed confidently and the results from the academy included no less than 26 Distinctions (90-100 percent). Congratulations to all students who passed their practical and theoretical exams with flying colours.

CSM Team


Music Classes for Special Needs

We are delighted to announce that Mini Music Academy are giving music classes for Special Needs at St. Mochta's Parish and Pastoral Centre, Porterstown on Saturdays from 9.00 - 9.45am.

This is sponsored by CSM so there are no tuition fees involved for parents. Grateful thanks is extended to Fr. John and St. Mochta's Parish Centre for providing the perfect venue.

The class is given by Mini Music Academy teacher Margaret Reid. Margaret is a highly experienced early music educator (over 15 years with CSM). Margaret also teaches guitar and musicanship theory at the school since 1995.

Pre-booking is essential as places are limited. If you are interested, please email Jilly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 'phone 826 1100.


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