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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Happy Easter



Following the Government directive from the Department of Education, CSM will remain closed

until Monday 20th April 2020. For these past three weeks, teachers and students have been

using video and other online resources tdeliver classes. It has been very heartening to see the

creative, proactive and positive approach from teachers, students  and parents transitioning to this

new online format.


We would like to say a big 'Thank You' to our students and parents for all their support and

commitment to their music education, embracing online classes and striving forward in these very

challenging times.


Royal Irish Academy of Music / Registry of Guitar Tutors Summer Exams Session

The Royal Irish Academy of Music / Registry of Guitar Tutors are working towards exams taking

place in a revised format. We remain very hopeful that all of our students undertaking summer

music exams will achieve their goal. More information will follow shortly and we will keep

you updated as we learn more.


Online Music Classes Over Easter

Some teachers are continuing with online classes over the Easter period.

If you have any queries at all, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


We wish our students, parents and families a very happy Easter.

This page will continue to be updated in line with the latest government guidelines

over the following weeks. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!


Eileen Brogan



Closure COVID-19 Virus Pandemic: 13 March 2020

Official Easter Holidays:  Monday 06 April - Saturday 18 April 2020








COVID-19 Emergency Closure Updates

Dear Parents / Guardians and Students,
Hope you're staying safe at home as much as possible
Due to the government's announcement on Tuesday 24th March of the social distancing restrictions to 19th April, I can confirm that CSM's doors will physically remain closed for classes. 
We are however continuing with our very successful online classes as usual for CSM students.
MMA students - classes will resume when we reopen (hopefully after Easter on Monday the 20th April?)
(Please LIKE us on MMA Facebook page for regular posts to help keep your child musically occupied 
It is CSM and MMA's mission to complete all classes in semester 2 before the summer closure.

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.

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:




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

CSM & MMA Team :)

Official Launch of Online Classes at CSM


Due to the COVID-19 virus and the closure of schools, CSM are making available classes online until the 29th March. These classes are optional for teachers and parents. 

We are following  the guidelines as set out by the Department of Education and have developed a policy for continuing lessons using online software applications.

 It is our mission to continue our high standard of music classes (both individual and group) to all of our students.

CSM Team


CSM 25th Anniversary Gala Concert - CANCELLED

CSM's 25th Anniversary Gala Concert scheduled for Sunday 22nd March 2020

CANCELLED due to the directive from the HSE in relation to the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus.

We very much regret having to make this difficult decision but the health and well being of our students, parents and families is paramount to us.

We will make every effort to reschedule this concert when the situation improves.

We wish all our parents, students and their families continued good health.

Please revisit this website for updated information.

Updated: 12 March, 15.30pm

CSM Team



CSM Emergency Closure - COVID19

In line with government policy, Castleknock School of Music will be closed for all classes from Friday 13th March until Sunday 29th March.

CSM are following the advice of the HSE in relation to the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus.

We will continue to monitor the situation over the coming days and weeks.

The health and well-being of our staff, teachers and students is paramount to us.

We wish all our parents, students and their families continued good health.

Please revisit this website for updated information.

Updated: 12 March, 16.30pm


Royal Irish Academy of Music Exams - Sunday 8th March 2020


For all students due to sit instrumental / voice exams,

CSM confirm that Royal Irish Academy of Music exams will take place on Sunday 8th March 2020 at Ongar Centre.

CSM Team 


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