Summer Newsnotes

KSM Summer News

Greetings everyone.

Hope you are all keeping well. With just four more teaching weeks left we are approaching the end of the academic year with super speed. The last teaching day of this term is Saturday 15th June. However, Robert and Angela will have some lessons to reschedule from May. Our enrolment forms for Sept 2019 to June 2020 are available from the beginning of June. All returning pupils are required to fill in and the return the forms with the deposit.


This term was marked with the sad loss of Robert’s mother, Helen Mahon RIP. Unfortunately she received the news last December that she had Cancer. It was a tough battle for her and sadly she passed away peacefully on May 7th 2019. Many of you may know her as the tall Lady who helped us out at our concerts, exams, fundraisers and children. Consequently we had to cancel a few events that were due to take place in April and May of this year. Thank you for all your kind words, condolences, support and understanding.

The KSM SWOPS Orchestra were due to collaborate with the Staves Orchestra from Carlow School of Music. We were disappointed that this had to be cancelled but we are hopeful to arrange an alternative for after the summer.

The official Opening, Naming and Celebration of 10 years of the Kiltra School of Music had to be postponed until September.

Upcoming Exam dates

ABRSM Practical Exams take place in the KSM Recital room on Friday 31st May beginning @9:30am with examiner Libby Crabtree. See Timetable for more details.

ABRSM Theory Exam take place in Waterford College WIT on Saturday 15th June the bus will be leaving KSM @8am and returning after the exams. Please give names to Angela for bus.

The RGT Guitar Exams take place in the KSM Recital room on the week beginning June 17th date TBC


In April The KSM Young Voices and the KSM Concert Orchestra both performed for two nights in Camross Hall with the “Movies and Musicals” Concert. It was a great success and well done to everyone involved.

Upcoming Performances, Awards & End of Year Concert

The annual end of year concerts will take place for the first time this year in the new KSM Recital room.

Senior concerts are on Wednesday 5th and 12th of June @8pm

Junior concerts on Sunday 16th June @2pm and the second one @4pm

Also The Little Sea Musical Society in association with KSM Concert Orchestra have set their dates for The King and I in 2020 to April 22nd to 25th. For more details contact Maria @


Our KSM Music Schemes pupils are doing fantastic, they are taking exams, performing regularly and making real progress. The Music Schemes will continue on with the pupils up and through to Leaving Cert Music. Music Scheme Application forms for next year will be available on our website and in the KSM from the beginning of June. Applications are open to all primary school children from Thord class upwards.

We had two busking fundraisers this year in New Ross Tesco €1280 and Supervalu Wellingtonbridge €1230 all proceeds go towards the music education of the pupils on the schemes.

Our final Music Scheme fundraiser is a raffle being held @ the KSM End of Year Concerts.


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.

KSM Videos

A Flavour of what some of the pupils on the KSM Music Schemes are achieving!

For applicants seeking to apply for the KSM Music Schemes we accept pupils for the

KSM SWOPS (Video 1) or KSM Young Voices (Video 2)