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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CSM Annual Exam Results 2019-2020

The annual examination results for CSM students for academic year 2019-2020 have now been completed. Below are the official results achieved. We are extremely proud of our students achievements as we enter our 27th Year in Music Education & Serving the Community.

Results of 2019-2020 Exams (RIAM & RGT)  

CSM High Achiever Awards 2019-2020

Congratulations to the following students of CSM who received a High Achiever Award from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and

the London College of Music in academic year 2019 - 2020.

Student Teacher
Jessica O'Shea Antonello D'Orazio
Aitong Zhang Anna Melescik
Tadhg Kilbride Rachel Reid
Aiden Lallipaul Michelle Mullen
Vidya Robinson Michelle Mullen
Veronika Pushkina Brendan Finan
Nathan Zachariah Peter Brendan Finan
Mikolaj Slusarczyk Brendan Finan
Isabelle Cullen Brendan Finan
Minna George Varo Khachatryan
Naina George Varo Khachatryan
Erin Dolly Orla Birkett
James Harold Nicolaus Gregory
Emer Phelan Nicolaus Gregory
Luka Cvetkovic Orla Birkett
Redemption Odika Ronan Tierney
High Achievers (100%) 16
Distinctions (90-100%) 151
Honours (80-90%) 145
Merit (70-80%) 34
Pass (60-70%) 4
Unsuccessful (Under 60%) 2





Re-Register NOW


Thanks to all our parents who have re-registered with us. You are fantastic, efficient and super organised!

A gentle reminder to parents / students who have not as yet re-registered. The deadline date is 14th May.

You can register and make payment online at www.easypaymentsplus.ie or or by bank transfer here:

CSM & MMA Team :)


Happy Bank Holiday Weekend


Hello Everyone
We hope you are keeping safe and well.
A reminder that this weekend is the May bank holiday weeknd.
There are no classes on Saturday 1st May or Monday 3rd May.
All classes resume online on Tuesday 4th May.
We are continuing to closely monitor COVID regulations and will keep you updated with new developments pertaining to permission to return to In-Person classes.
Very Best Wishes,
CSM & MMA Team 



Happy Easter Everyone!!!!


To all CSM and MMA students, parents, guardians, friends and families!

Our Easter Break will take place from:

Monday 29th March until Saturday 10th April 2021 inclusive

*There will be NO classes on or between these dates.

We wish you all happy and safe Easter Holidays 


CLASSES RECOMMENCE on Monday 12th April 2021

CSM & MMA Team




Happy St. Patrick's Day to All Our Students & Parents

We would like to wish all our parents and students a very happy Saint Patrick's Day tomorrow.

It's a lovely day today so hopefully the fine weather will keep up.

The school will be closed on Wednesday March 17.03.21 and will reopen on Thursday 18th March for online classes.

CSM Team Smile


COVID - ONLINE TEACHING for January 2021

CSM ONLINE TEACHING for January 2021
Dear Parents / Guardians and Students,
We hope you had a good Christmas and New Year 2021.
This has been a very strange year for us all and as we move into January 2021, our population are still extremely vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
Due to the government's announcement this afternoon - 06.01.21 and the NEW guidleines issued by the HSE and Dept of Education, CSM have now moved to ONLINE TEACHING ONLY effective from Thursday 7th January 2021 for the month of January. This date will be reviewed as the COVID situation unfolds over the next few weeks.
Your child / children's teacher will be in contact with you shortly to set up online classes.
For students at Castleknock Community College, classes will continue online as usual

Mini Music Academy Classes DEFERRED for the Month of January 2021

Mini Music Academy classes are now DEFERRED for the month of January 2021. 
We hope to resume at the beginning of February.
Classes normally finish in May and it is our plan to extend our MMA classes to June to make up for classes missed in January
 Online Resources

CSM Student Piano Exam Preparation

While online classes are flowing along, don't forget to use online resources to help with your musical development.

Here is Professor Reamonn Keary (RIAM) performing 2020 exam pieces - a fantastic visual / audio resource.


To find your exam pieces on YouTube, simply put Reamonn Keary together with the title of your piece, into the search bar.


RIAM Mock Examinations

You can become familiar with the format of the RIAM exams by checking out online videos.

Here is Ms Lorna Horan, senior examiner of the RIAM taking you through aural tests preparation:


You can see many videos online by typing in RIAM Mock Exams in the YouTube search bar


Please like CSM on FACEBOOK and keep updated with regular posts to help / support you with exam preparation and overall musical development:




The health and welfare of all our staff and students is of top priority to us, and we are continuing to actively monitor national and international sources of information to help ensure the wellbeing of the CSM community. 

We will continue to provide updates as they arise through our website, mailing list and facebook pages.

 Thank you for your kindness and support to CSM and our teaching staff through this pandemic as we endeavour to provide the best musical education possible to your child / children.

Wishing all our parents and students continued health. Keep safe!

CSM & MMA Team :)

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