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1. Sound Training College, Dublin
Courses / Programs
Ideally located in Temple Bar in Dublin city centre, The Sound Training College (STC) offers a wide range of full and part-time Music Technology Diploma & Certificate training courses.

We provide day, evening and weekend courses covering all aspects of Music Production, Sound Engineering, Recording, Live Sound, and other fields of study.

Since 1986, our courses and examinations in Music Production and Sound Engineering have effectively set standards for training within the music industry in Ireland.

We are renowned for our professional and in-depth approach to training alongside the comprehensive opportunities available to students wishing to develop professional careers in the music industry. STC places a strong emphasis on the ‘hands on’ element on all of our full & part-time courses.

The Sound Training College houses SSL and Neve technologies, and is also furnished with an outstanding collection of industry standard equipment - the best facilities in Ireland.

The courses are delivered by a team of experienced industry professionals, all of whom are acknowledged experts in the music business. STC alumni are well regarded within the music industry for their acumen, professionalism and experience.
Full & Part-Time Certificate & Diploma Courses:
- Sound Engineering and Music Technology (Full & part-time)
- Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production (Full & part-time)
- Advanced Sound and Music Technology (Full-time)
- Certified Beginner and Intermediate Course (Full-time)
- Practical Electronics for Musicians (Full-time)
- Electronic Production (Part-time)
- DJ and Production (Part-time)

Music Camps & Workshops:
- Introduction to Recording Weekend
- Sound Engineering Summer Camp
2. Poppyhill School of Recording
Courses / Programs
Poppyhill School of Recording is a leading Sound and Music Technology School located in Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland. All our courses are validated by City & Guilds. We also offer industry recognised certification from Digidesign and Apple. Poppyhill School of Recording is a satellite centre for the Institute of Music &. Technology, London, one of the leading Audio, Music Technology and Multimedia training colleges in the U.K. Through our association with I.M.T. we offer expert training in Sound Engineering and Music Technology. We are also an approved Digidesign training centre and Apple training centre offering certified courses in industry standard music composition, audio recording and sound-for-picture applications such as Pro Tools, Logic studio and Soundtrack Pro.
- City & Guilds Sound Engineering & Music Technology
- City & Guilds Music Technology PLUS!
- Pro Tools Training
- Apple Logic Pro and Soundtrack Pro Training
3. Secret School of Sound, Dublin
Courses / Programs
The Secret School of Sound is a sound training centre offering a range of short courses and weekend workshops in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, DJing and music production. Based in the heart of Dublin city, our courses are taught by respected industry professionals. What’s more, our classes are extremely competitively priced, with regular special offers and a 10% unemployed & student discount to make our classes accessible to all.

Our software courses take place in The Suite, a fully equipped audio production and education suite housed in The Twisted Pepper. Our DJ courses are held in The Basement venue of The Twisted Pepper in Dublin city centre, where students can learn to DJ and practice on one of Ireland’s best club sound systems. The location is 30 seconds walk from the Abbey Street LUAS stop, one minute from all major bus routes serving O’ Connell Street, and 5 minutes walk from Connolly Station.
- Ableton Live (Beginner & Intermediate)
- Logic Pro
- DJ Classes
- Music Production Workshops
4. Piano Academy of Ireland, Rathgar
Courses / Programs
The Piano Academy of Ireland is a quality music and piano school offering a wide range of music and piano classes that enables students of all ages, levels and abilities to allow music to play an important role in their lives. We are based in Rathgar, a suburb of Dublin, approximately 3 km south of the city centre. With a proud passion for teaching for more than 12 years, our on-going inspiration is found in our students from all corners of Dublin and beyond and in the commitment, energy and expertise of our teachers.

The Piano Academy of Ireland celebrates the piano and we invite people of all ages, levels and abilities to enjoy the piano. Whether a complete beginner or about to enter a career in music, whether only 3 years old or 83 years old, we welcome you. With teachers to cater for everyone and their needs, there is a place for all to explore this beautiful instrument.

The academy plays a significant role in the expansion and advancement of Ireland’s pianistic educational programme contributing to society. We are deeply dedicated, through music education, performance and appreciation, to inspiring and motivating students, enabling them to shine through music.
Music / Piano courses for all ages and levels:

- One-on-one piano tuition (classical and jazz) for children and adults
- Jazz piano tuition and group jazz improvisation class
- Pre-Instrumental classes for ages 3-6 years
- Children's Choir for ages 6-12 years
- Children's Musicianship course
- Junior Cert Music course
- Leaving Cert Music course
- Adult Music Appreciation course
- RIAM Diploma course
5. Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) - Dublin
Courses / Programs
Situated in The Coombe area of Dublin, close to Temple Bar and the city centre, Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) Dublin provides fully-accredited, intensive music courses in for students who are committed to a career in music or the music industry. We offer a 4-year, full-time Bachelor of Arts Degree program in Commercial Modern Music with instrument specializations in guitar, bass, drums, vocals and songwriting. We also provide a 1-year CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship (Performance or Songwriting).

BIMM provides a springboard into the world of contemporary music through an education experience that explores technique, music culture, artistry, technology and business, thoroughly and creatively, to enable every student to define realistic career goals in order to achieve excellence and reward in their chosen path.

All BIMM tutors are music industry professionals, who are also dedicated teachers. They teach at BIMM because of their commitment to music education. In addition to our Dublin music school, we also run schools in Brighton, Manchester, and Bristol.
4-Year Full-Time Bachelor of Arts Degree program in Commercial Modern Music:

Instrument specializations include:
- Guitar
- Bass
- Drums
- Vocals
- Songwriting

1-year CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship:

- Songwriting or Performance specializations
- Part-time programme
- Aimed at musicians with semi-professional ability
- Validated by the Dublin Institute of Technology
6. Waltons New School of Music, Dublin
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1994, Waltons New School of Music in Dublin city centre is a comprehensive music school combining music tuition of the highest standard with innovative approaches to music education. We offer music lessons to adults and children of all ages and skill levels.

Musical instruments taught include piano, guitar, violin, drums, flute and many others. We also offer courses in music technology, Leaving Cert music as well as singing lessons. Whether your interest is in classical music, Irish traditional music, jazz, world music, popular music or innovative technology, there are many different paths by which you may enter the New School.

Our students – over twelve hundred each term – range in age from three to eighty-something. While we welcome those who study music purely for enjoyment (and offer a variety of instrumental, singing, theory and music technology courses for beginners), we are also committed to provide training for those who want to make a career of music.

We offer tuition in most instruments and theory to teaching diploma level and beyond, as well as training in a number of specialised styles and instrumental techniques.
We offer lessons in a wide range of musical instruments and subjects, including:

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bodhrán, Bouzouki, Cello, Clarinet, Concertina, Double Bass, Drums, Ensembles, Fiddle (Irish & Bluegrass), Flute (Concert & Bluegrass), Guitar (all styles), Harmonica, Irish Harp, Jazz Improvisation, Junior & Leaving Cert. Music, Mandolin, Music Technology, Music Theory, Musical Theatre, Percussion, Piano (Classical & Jazz), Pre-Instrumental Music, Recorder, Saxophone, Sight Singing, Tin Whistle, Uilleann Pipes, Viola, Violin, Voice (Singing).
7. Skerries Music Studio
Courses / Programs
Skerries Music Studio provides a wide range of music classes including singing lessons, guitar lessons, theory classes, music grinds and music appreciation sessions to primary, secondary and third level students. Music classes are also offered for adults. The Music Studio is based in Skerries, North County Dublin, 5 minutes walk from the train station and on the local bus route. We are half an hour from Dublin and 25 minutes from Drogheda.

Music classes are provided by a professionally trained singer, who is an active performer, fully qualified secondary teacher and vocal coach.
Music classes include:
- Singing lessons / vocal coaching
- Guitar lessons
- Music theory classes
- Music grinds
- Music appreciation sessions

Music classes for primary, secondary and third level students (Age 8 years through to adult, all levels and all voice types).
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