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Background and enrolment 

South Dublin Music (SDM) is located at Firhouse/Knocklyon Co Dublin and has been established to provide individual instrumental and group-based music tuition to the local community. The independently run music school intends to support curriculum and instrumental performance-based music activity for primary and secondary school students while providing ensemble and instrumental lessons to the wider public. The vision and direction of the school seeks to establish excellence in performance-based learning while providing access to good quality music lessons for all.


New applicants or enquiries are advised to complete the enquiry form here - second tab (Enrolment/Enquiries January 2022), stating the instrumental choice and preferred day for lessons. A number of new classes have been added to the timetable with applicant interests ranging from Pre-Instrumental classes (ages 2-4 and 4-6), Adult Choir, Leaving Certificate Music, to individual Guitar, Flute, Violin, Drum Kit and Piano lessons.  


Providing students with the opportunity to perform, either in solo settings or as part of an ensemble is an important aspect of the ethos of South Dublin Music. Many students may take an interest in preparing for external examinations (Associated Board, Trinity College and the Royal Irish Academy) and for such situations, playing in front of an audience is an essential part of the preparation. Other students may wish to perform in concert settings to 'test run' pieces. Concert activity is scheduled regularly with performance actively encouraged.   


Listening, responding, performing and composing are musical activities enshrined in the primary curriculum syllabus and the importance of supporting and advocating for arts education is a central philosophical aim at SDM. Research has indicated that there are many benefits for young children to engage with music making and learning and central to the philosophy of supporting the primary school curriculum is the belief at SDM that lessons should be fun and engaging, allowing for cognitive brain functioning to develop


For enquiries and more information please mail


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