December Newsnotes


Seasons Greetings to You and Your Families,

We are now coming to the end of Term 1 here in the KSM, the last teaching day is this Saturday 15th December.  We are REOPENING for Term 2 on Monday 7th January 2019. May we take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas and an abundance of peace for the upcoming 2019 New Year from us all here @ the KSM.



Pupils have been working diligently throughout this term to prepare for the ABRSM exams which will be held in the KSM on Tuesday 18th December. May we wish all 25 pupils taking exams the very best for Tuesday and thank you to those of you who gave us such a lovely performance on Wednesday night.

The KSM Young Voices and the KSM Concert Orchestra gave magnificent performances @ Disney Magic and Christmas Classics on December 6th in Carrig, 7th in Fethard and in 8th Camross. Well done to all involved and thank you to parents who volunteered to help on the nights.

Recently we received the news that Roberts mother has been diagnosed with cancer and we have had to take stock and cancel some upcoming events. The  KSM SWOPS Orchestra will not be performing in Grantstown this Christmas we will review the situation and hope to perform their in April/May of 2019.

Also The Little Sea Musical Society in association with KSM Concert Orchestra will be not be staging The King and I in 2019 their hope is to transfer it to Spring 2020, we will keep you updated about these changes.

Classes/Groups available in NEW YEAR

The following classes/groups are open for new pupils from January onwards.

Pre -Instrumental on Tuesdays @4-4:30pm, €75 per term

Recorder Class for young beginners (aged 5-8yrs) on Wednesday @5-5:30pm €90 per term

KSM Young Voices (aged 8-12 yrs) on Wednesday @4-5pm €90 per term

Violin Class for beginners (aged 7-9yrs) on Thursday @4pm €90 per term 

Music Theory Classes on Tuesday or Thursday @ 6-6:45pm 

KSM SWOPS Orchestra (aged 7-12yrs) on Thursday 5-5:30pm

KSM Concert Orchestra (Grade 5 upwards) every second Tuesday @ 8-10pm (ADULTS WELCOME)


Looking ahead in 2019

  • The KSM (Kiltra School of Music) will be celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in 2019 and to mark this occasion we will be having an official opening and naming of our New Recital room, and hosting a concert evening in the KSM for all our students and families. More details will follow soon.


  • KSM Missed Lessons Policy If you need to cancel a lesson and give at least 24 hours notice we will do our best to slot you into any other cancellations that may arise. However, if notice is not given that lesson will then be forfeited as the slot cannot be offered to another pupil.