• 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 the School Administrator, Olive Thorpe.


  • 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), and Orchestral Percussion.

    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.

    Wexford School of Music, jazz, drums, jazz tracker

    Jazz Tracker

    Preparatory Jazz courses

    The Jazz Tracker is tailored to prepare students to gain access to a third level degree course. 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 help them to gain access to a third level degree course. 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.

  • "To study music, we must learn the rules. To create music, we must break them."

    Nadia Boulanger

  • 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



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


    Clodagh Kinsella

    MA (hons) BA.Mus(hons)


    Stephanie Kinsella

    B.Mus (Hons) RIAM


    Norah O'Leary

    BA Mus Perf, LRIAM

    M Mus Sibelius Academy Helsinki

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



    Olwen Sheil DRSAMD, RSAM



    Regina Lautwein, Cologne Uni of Music Dip

    Violin, Viola, Director of Swingin' Strings performance group


    Norah O'Leary


    BA Mus Perf, LRIAM

    M Mus Sibelius Academy Helsinki

    Wexford School of Music, teachers, orchestras, strings



    Emer Collins, B. Mus (Cork)

    Violin, Conductor for CWSM Junior Orchestra


    Clodagh Kinsella


    MA (Hons) BA.Mus(Hons)


    Patrick Brunnock

    Classical Guitar

    M Mus Perf

  • Wexford School of Music, teachers, voice



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

    Voice, Music Makers


    Clodagh Kinsella

    MA, BA Mus (Hons) RIAM


    Melanie O'Reilly.

    BA.Arts (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)

    Certificate Voice Royal Academy of Music London./Guildhall School of Music Jazz Voice Training


    Stephanie Kinsella

    B.Mus (Hons) RIAM

    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



  • Enrolment

    Accepting enrolments now

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

  • The County Wexford Youth Orchestra represented Ireland by performing in a 10 day workshop in Italy and took part in an orchestral festival in Prague. They also performed in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. 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.

    The orchestra is resident at and managed by the County Wexford School of Music.

    County Wexford Youth Orchestra

  • Get in touch

    Office hours are 3.30-6pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Or by appointment on other days.Tel mobile: 087 944 3248 / email: cwsmwexford@gmail.com Leave a message below and we'll be delighted get back to you!

  • Find Us

    Lessons are taught from the Redmond House, St. Peter's College Campus, Summerhill Wexford Y35XFN8