About us

About us

Castleknock School of Music (Est. 1995) the first private music school to be established in County Fingal provides high quality music education in a nurturing environment.

With over 25 years of experience, we specialize in early years music education using the Kodály approach using our unique curriculum especially composed for our Mini Music Academy syllabus.

We train our students from the age of 2 years and it is our privilege and motivation to continue their musical training up to and including Leaving Certificate and Diploma level.

Our Locations

  • Head Office and purpose-built private music school (2006-) 4-5, The Mall, Ongar Village, Dublin 15EH61
  • Castleknock Community College, Carpenterstown, D15A996 (1998-)
  • Saint Brigid’s National School, Beechpark Lawn, Castleknock, D15P820 (2013-)

Opportunities for Performance

CSM are affiliated with the Fingal Youth Orchestra), the Dublin Youth Orchesta and the Hibernian Orchestra . It is our mission that all our students studying an orchestral instrument work towards becoming a member of one of our affiliated orchestras.

Ensemble experience and being a member of an orchestra is a fantastic way to make new friends and develop as a musician.


CSM founder and current Director Eileen Brogan has been providing music education in D15 since 1981. She holds a Licentiate from the Leinster School of Music, Royal Irish Academy of Music and Trinity College London and a BA Mus (OU) and MA (DCU).

Eileen is a music examiner for the RIAM since 1999 and held the post of Senior Examiner (RIAM) from 2002–2004. She lectured in curriculum music at St Patrick’s College from 2002-2012, directed In-Service Summer Music Schools for primary school teachers for many years and lectured in music appreciation for Forás Éireann (Shaw Trust) from 2002 – 2015. Eileen is author of the Mini Music Academy’s First Steps in Music Series – a complete curriculum of musicianship study for ages 2 – 7 years.