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.
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.
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...
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...
ABRSM, RIAM, 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."
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.
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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