Starting September 6th and running through January 29th

Join the Center for Irish Music this Fall for private lessons, fascinating group classes, and ensembles for students of all ages.

We're thrilled to be offering group classes and private lessons in both virtual and in-person formats.



We offer private lessons both online and in-person!


Interested in private lessons on any of the 16 instruments we teach, including song in English or Irish?

Check our the private lessons page on our new website. Email Lily Gaetgaeow to enroll. 

Current students, please confirm that you would like to continue your lessons at the same time/same instructor by sending an email to Lily by August 22nd! Thank you!

Don't have an instrument? No problem. Contact us to see if we have one available for rent. Click here to learn more about our affordable instrument rental program.


These classes will meet in person at the Center for Irish Music.

Celtic Cuties 

(Ages 6 months-4 years)

Instructor: Alisa Mee

Saturday, 9:30-10:15am

OR 10:30-11:15am

10/1- 11/19 | $108

Intro to Tin Whistle for Kids (Ages 5-9 years)

Instructor: Norah Rendell

Tuesday, 5:30-6:15 pm

9/6 - 1/17 | $200

Celtic Cuties 

(Ages 6 months-4 years)

Instructor: Alisa Mee

Monday, 5:30-6:15 pm

10/3- 11/14 | $108

Stay tuned for a monthly Irish Fiddle Technique class (ages 6-18) with Mary Vanorny. Details coming soon! 


These classes will meet online via Zoom. Irish Pub Songs will be hybrid class. Look for the online or in-person section when registering. 

Iconic Recordings of Traditional Musicians

Instructor: Seán Gavin

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 pm

9/7 - 10/19 | $116

Basic Steps to Improve Your Rhythm

Instructor: Danielle Enblom

Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 pm

9/7 - 10/19 | $99

Local Session Tunes

Instructor: Mary Vanorny

Wednesday, 7:15-8:15 pm

9/21 - 11/16 | $132

Songs of Skara Brae

Instructor: Dáithí Sproule

Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm

9/8 - 10/13| $99

Learning to Play Together

Instructor: Sean Egan

Monday, 7:00-8:00pm

9/12 - 1/9 | $248

Irish Poetry in Translation

Instructor: Dáithí Sproule

Monday, 7:30-8:30pm

9/12 - 10/10| $83

Irish Pub Songs

Instructor: Todd Menton

Tuesday, 7:00-8:00pm

9/13 - 1/17 | $248

Playing & Understanding Irish Set Dances

Instructor: Danielle Enblom

Wednesday, 7:30-8:30pm

10/26 - 12/14| $99

The Irish Folk Boom of the 60s

Instructor: Dáithí Sproule

Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm

12/1 - 1/19| $83

Iconic Recordings of Traditional Musicians: Duos & Trios

Instructor: Seán Gavin

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 pm

1/4 - 1/18 | $50


Adult ensembles will meet in person.

Uisce Gorm Ensemble

Instructor: Dáithí Sproule

Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 pm

9/6 - 1/17 | $193

Open Sky Ensemble

Instructor: Brian Miller

Monday, 6:30-8:00pm

9/12 - 1/9 | $228

An Luan Ensemble

Instructor: Brian Miller

Thursday, 7:15-8:45pm

9/8 -1/19| $263


Youth ensembles will meet in person.


Advanced Youth Ensemble (Ages 12-18)

Instructor: Norah Rendell

Wednesday, 4:45-6:15pm

9/14 - 1/18 | $320

Starling Intermediate Ensemble, (Ages 11-15)

Instructor: Mary Vanorny

Wednesday, 4:45-6:15pm

9/21 - 1/18 | $252


Wren Intermediate Ensemble (Ages 14-18)

Instructor: Iain Dove McAfee

Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm

9/14 - 1/18 | $288

Redwing Intermediate Ensemble (Ages 9-14)

Instructor: Hannah Flowers

Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm

                       9/13 - 1/17 | $288


Beginning Ensemble

Instructor: Brian Miller

Thursday, 4:45-5:30pm

6/30 - 7/28 | $63

**Ensemble members are required to take private lessons from a CIM instructor. See more information on adult or youth ensembles on the CIM registration site. Our youth and adult ensembles are open to new members. Contact us at [email protected] with questions.


In June, we launched a new website that includes an events/classes calendar and blog (plus most everything we had on the old site). 

We are excited about how these new features will help to connect  students, families and CIM fans with our programs, events and many activities! 

Take a few minutes to explore the site on your phone or computer. We particularly want you to know about the following pages:

-Student Updates: This is the go-to spot for busy parents! This replaces the old "students" page. Instead of lots of wordy text announcements, we'll keep this brief, and use the calendar (left margin on a pc, bottom of screen on a mobile) to communicate deadlines, CIM student gigs, important community events and meetings. *This year, we will still publish the same one-page year long view of dates here in addition to the "student announcements" emails for current students.*

-Class and Event Calendar: Check out the viewing options (upper right-hand side; by month, list view, photos view) and the filters (left-hand menu; adult classes, youth classes, all classes, events etc). You will find your favorite way to see what CIM is up to!

-New programming area: Check it out! The ASAP registration site is still there, but now we have our offerings listed on our own website as well.


Monday, August 22: Registration deadline for returning students to keep their lesson times. 

Friday, August 26: Registration deadline for group classes and ensembles, family discount.


Financial aid is available for classes and private lessons at the Center for Irish Music and we encourage you to apply! Applications are available online here, and are due on August 22nd. Please email Lily Gaetgaeow with questions.


COVID-19 In-Person Lesson Policy: Vaccination is required for students ages 6 and up, including adults. Please see our policies page for more details.

The CIM is a community music school dedicated to handing down the tradition of Irish music through private lessons, group classes, and ensembles.
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