News Blog

Our New Home in Kiltimagh

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 | Uncategorized

We've had a busy festive period here at the Mayo School of Music. We gave an emotional goodbye to the Station's Master's House which has been our home in Kiltimagh since we first opened the doors in 2006. However, we now look forward to making new memories at our new location only a short walk away! With this, we are proud to present the opening of the John Kavanaugh studio at our new Kiltimagh venue. The studio is a creative space where students can rehearse, record and much more.

John Kavanaugh is an Emmy Award winning American composer, lyricist and musical director who is currently serving as a songwriter for Disney. John has worked on countless productions including several hit movies, his latest music can be heard on the series Alice's Wonderland Bakery which is set to premiere later this year. John loves coming back to his ancestral home here in Mayo; his talents and dedication to music are a huge inspiration to us all here at the school.

A massive thank you to John, Efren and all their amazing friends who have contributed so much for our students; with a very special thanks to Heather, Conrad & Ginny who orchestrated it all!

We look forward to sharing our plans for the studio which will be available to all students at our Kiltimagh & Castlebar schools.

Guitar & Singing Lessons Available

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Articles

Due to continued expansion we are now releasing a limited number of slots for Guitar lessons on Fridays with Finbar and Singing lessons on Mondays with Deirbhle in our Castlebar venue.

For further information regarding available times or any other queries you may have please get in touch with us - Contact us

New students can sign up here - Sign-up

Back to Music... Now Enrolling!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | Articles

Following on from a successful online schedule over the past 18 months, the Mayo School of Music are delighted to be reopening the doors of both our Kiltimagh & Castlebar Schools on Monday the 6th of September. 

We are NOW ENROLLING new students for a September start in both of our schools, with new slots available for Singing, Guitar, Piano and Junior Groups (Ages 4-7) in our Castlebar venue. We are continually developing our school curriculums and are currently in the process of hiring additional teachers in a wide variety of instruments and genres for both venues! With an array of new highly qualified, energetic and bubbly teachers there has never been a better time to sign-up with the Mayo School of Music!

Follow the link below to fill in our registration form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly!

Junior Eurovision 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | Uncategorized

Online Lessons

Friday, January 8, 2021 | Uncategorized

Here at the Mayo School of Music we've made it easier than ever before for you to receive live, one to one, expert tuition, without having to leave the comfortable surrounds of your own home. From classical piano, and singing lessons, to traditional accordion and bodhran, we have over 20 instruments to choose from just fill in our sign up form hereOur excellent teachers are equipped with professional quality cameras and microphones in order to deliver high quality image and sound to all our students through the online platform of zoom. Check out the video below for more information!


Castlebar School Closed During Level 5 Restrictions

Monday, November 2, 2020 | Uncategorized

Unfortunately our Castlebar premises will be closed for the remainder of the level 5 restrictions. This is extremely disappointing for all of our Castlebar teachers & students as we had been inundated with messages from people hoping we could stay open. To insure we were complying with the current level 5 restrictions we contacted various TD's along with our solicitor's to seek guidance. After reviewing the legislation, they concluded we were in full compliance with the legislation by remaining open, however as Lough Lannagh is a holiday village licensed by Bórd Fáilte they have instructed the owners that the entire complex must close. 

Lessons for the most part will be conducted online for the duration of these restrictions with the exception of students who have chosen to defer their classes.

If you have any queries please contact us. 

Singing Lessons

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | Articles

We are now adding extra times for singing lessons in our Castlebar school. These classes are one-to-one and will be held on Fridays with our amazing teacher Róisín. 

There is also now space on Fridays for our Junior Groups (4 - 7 yrs)- introduction to various instruments & singing. 

Please contact us  for more information.Voice

Vocal tuition is available on a One to One basis in both our Kiltimagh and Castlebar Schools. Catering for all levels and abilities. These lessons are delivered by the highly sought after Róisín Kilgannon who works with students to find their own strengths and abilities. 

Through Róisín's expert guidance students will learn skills such as vocal warmups, various vocal exercises, pitch practice, stage skills, breathing techniques and tonal techniques to bring their singing to the next level. 

These vocal lessons not only work on developing the students voice and ability, but also work to develop and build students confidence. With lessons geared towards developing stage presence, confidence and overall enjoyment of performing in both public and private settings. 

Preparation for the Royal Irish Academy of Music Exams, State Examinations such as Junior and Leaving Certificate Music Practical’s, Musicals, Choirs, Various genres of singing are catered, with specialized guidance available in all aspects of Musical Theatre, and everything in between.

Our Junior Group classes are for kids aged 4 - 7 years. These classes are an introduction to music education and performance. This is a fun way for kids to enjoy learning and playing music at an early age. Students will learn to play various instruments along with techniques for singing. We also include sean-nos dancing as part of our course. These classes are a great way for kids to gain confidence by performing in a group setting.

  • There is a maximum of 6 students per group.
  • There are 2 teachers per group.
  • Prices are displayed on our prices page