• About Wexford School of Music

    County Wexford School of Music (CWSM) provides a high standard of music tuition in County Wexford. It encourages students to pursue their personal best and gain excellent life skills through music education.


    The school and the County Wexford Youth Orchestra (CWYO) were founded in 1980 by London musician Alan Cutts and Eileen Herlihy, vice principal of a local secondary school. It has many distinguished alumni including Fintan Cleary, Rosaleen Molloy, Aileen Mythen, Aine Whelan, Deirdre Masterson, Roisin Dempsey, Therese Canavan, Helen McGrath, Brigid Nolan and more. A not for profit organisation, it is managed on a day-to-day basis by its principal, David Creevy.

  • Music Courses and Exams

    Individual, group and preparatory lessons are available with access to exams by ABRSM, RIAM and The RockSchool.

    Wexford School of Music, Lessons, Piano, Strings, Voice, Percussion, Wind

    Individual Lessons

    Piano, Strings, Voice, Percussion & Wind

    Individual lessons are available in the following: Piano (classical, jazz), Guitar (classical), Recorder, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Voice (classical, music theatre), Drums (rock, jazz), Orchestral Percussion, Tin Whistle, and Accordion.

    Wexford School of Music, string orchestra, strings, groups, orchestras, ensembles

    Group Lessons

    Music Makers, Singing, Orchestras and more

    There are several group classes available including Music Makers (an introductory to music course for 5 - 8 year olds), Glee Club, Singing Club, Adult Singing, Jazz Ensembles, Orchestras and more. Group lessons are also available if two students are willing to start together in many instruments. Read more...

    Wexford School of Music, jazz, drums, jazz tracker

    Jazz Tracker

    Preparatory Jazz courses

    The Jazz Tracker is tailored to prepare students for audition to Newpark Music Centre's Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance Programme (4 years) or their Berklee Track Higher Certificate Programme (2 years). The course was written by Kevin Lawlor (BAJP), Director of Jazz at CWSM, and Patrick Molitor, Jazz Theory and Jazz Piano tutor at CWSM. Students learn the necessary skills to get in to and be successful in Newpark's Music Centre. Read more...

    Wexford School of Music, exams, ABRSM, RIAM, The Rockschool



    The school provides access to exams by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM), and The Rockschool (UK). Exams are held in the school pre-Christmas and in May. Arrangements can be made for exams to be taken outside these times in alternative venues if necessary.

  • Our Staff

    Our highly trained staff are fully qualified and committed to offering a high standard of tuition in a student friendly environment. We promote practice and performance while encouraging each student to reach their own potential. All staff have been vetted for Garda clearance and conform with our child policy protection guidelines.

    Wexford School of Music, piano, teachers


    Philippa Callery, B.Mus.Ed(Hons)


    Patrick Molitor, Dip ALCM, LLCM Jazz Piano Perf


    Ruth Gallagher, B. Mus (Hons), MA (Hons)

    Wexford School of Music, teachers, strings, cello, guitar


    Olwen Sheil DRSAMD, RSAM



    David Creevy, BA(Hons) MA(Hons) DSSM



    Regina Lautwein, Cologne Uni of Music Dip

    Violin, Viola, Director of Swingin' Strings performance group

    Wexford School of Music, teachers, orchestras, strings


    Emily Redmond, BA (Hons) Mus

    Violin, Conductor of County Wexford Youth Orchestra


    Emer Collins, B. Mus (Cork)

    Violin, Conductor for CWSM Junior Orchestra

  • Wexford School of Music, teachers, voice


    Patricia Goggins, Dip ABRSM Teaching

    Voice, Adult & Children's Group Vocal Classes

    Singing Clubs


    Aileen Donohoe, Royal Academy of Music, London, Musical theatre post-grad diploma

    West End credits: Wicked, Mamma Mia, The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast

    Voice, South East Glee Club


    Ruth Gallagher, B. Mus (Hons), MA (Hons)

    Voice, Music Makers

    Wexford School of Music, teachers, percussion, jazz, drums


    Kevin Lawlor, BA Jazz Performance, LGSM

    Drums, Percussion, Director of Jazz Combos

    Wexford School of Music, teachers, wind, flute, saxophone, clarinet, recorder, bassoon


    Geraldine Mahon A.R.I.A.M.

    Flute, Saxophone, Bassoon, Clarinet, Recorder


    Louise Malone G.T.C.L. L.T.C.L.

    Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet


    Phillipa Callery

    Flute, Clarinet

  • Enrollment

    Accepting enrollments now

    CWSM offers a high standard of instrumental and vocal tuition. Students can also be prepared for performances in competition and concert. Enrollment forms can be downloaded here and sent to the main office.

  • County Wexford Youth Orchestra

    The County Wexford Youth Orchestra grows from strength to strength with extremely successful concerts locally, in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and in Prague. They recently represented Ireland and performed in a 10 day workshop in Italy this summer. Members of the orchestra had the opportunity to play with the US Attaca string quartet presented by Music for Wexford and Music Network.


    The orchestra is a collective of young musicians from County Wexford and is directed by it's conductor Emily Redmond. The orchestra is resident at and managed by the County Wexford School of Music.

  • Get in touch

    Our office is managed September through May by Olive Thorpe. Office hours are 3.30-6.30pm, Monday-Friday

    Tel 053 914 1284, mobile: 087 944 3248, email: cwsm@eircom.net or leave a message below and we'll get back to you.

  • Find Us

    Lessons are taught from our spacious premises in St. Mary's, Summerhill, Wexford Town, and also through our branches in the Holy Faith and St. Mary's Secondary Schools in New Ross.

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