Junior Violinist

Children & Young People

RIAM offers short courses for children and young people that cover everything from exam preparation to ensemble performance. Keep an eye out for upcoming Summer Courses.



Little Girl playing toy drum
Saturdays 4:00-4:30pm | Starts 22nd Feb

Tunes for Toddlers

These early-years music classes for ages 2-4 years use singingmovement, and play to build the very beginnings of a solid musical foundation—the perfect stepping-stone to RIAM Pre-Instrumental classes or simply a lifelong love of music! 

Sessions are led by the always-lovely Sophie Lee, whose friendly approach and research-backed format is inspired by the Kodály Method and Orff Approach. Studies have demonstrated the wide-ranging benefits that music-making can have for toddlers and parents together, from learning and developmental benefits, to enhancing social skills, parent-child bonding, and improving well-being.

Irish Youth Musical Theatre
Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm | 8th, 22nd, 29th Mar, 26th Apr

Irish Youth Musical Theatre

West End Studio Series

IYMT is Ireland's new National Youth Musical Theatre training company for young actors aged 14 to 24.

​Join us as we launch IYMT's inaugural season with the West End Studio Series—a dynamic series of three workshops in Dublin, Galway, and Cork, with leading West End actors David Shannon, Killian Donnelly, Lauren Ward, and Fra Fee.

Vocal students
Sunday 15th Mar | 9:30am-5:00pm

Vocal Competition/Feis Preparation Sessions

With competition & Feis season 2020 fast approaching, Soprano and Academy vocal faculty member Lynda Lee offers entrants to Feis CeoilSligo FeisWesleyNewpark, etc. the opportunity to fine-tune their performance in a 'song class' format.

Singers will get to ease potential nerves about performing to an audience, practice working collaboratively with an accompanist, and work with an third-level RIAM coach—addressing any difficulties and accentuating the unique elements of their own individual interpretation and expression.

Music Technology
Sunday 22nd March | 10:00am-5:00pm

Leaving Cert Music Technology

1-Day Intensive

In this one-day course, the RIAM's resident Leaving Cert expert and award winning lecturer Kim Fallen Bailey will cover all aspects of approaching the 25% Music Technology option of the Leaving Cert Music performance component. 

Participants will be taken through each stage of the Music Technology question, with tips, tricks, useful techniques, and helpful information about the marking scheme.

Music score with pencil
Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th Apr | 10:00am-5:00pm

Leaving Cert Music

2-Day Easter Revision Course

Leaving Cert expert and award-winning RIAM lecturer Kim Fallen Bailey reveals the mysteries of the Leaving Cert Music Composition and Listening papers, including set works, unprepared listening test, Irish music, melody writing, and harmony & counterpoint questions. 

Participants will engage in plenty of supportive discussion, giving them a well-rounded understanding of the course, and will leave with lots of information, advice, exam hints, and a detailed revision handbook.

Youth Choir
Monday 29th June - Friday 3rd July | 10:00am-4:00pm

RIAM Youth Choir Summer Course

A fantastic opportunity for singers from inside and outside of the Academy to spend a week honing their choral skills

This one-week intensive course will give young singers age 13-18 the opportunity to immerse themselves in choral singing and will provide the perfect environment for them to develop their ensemble-singingaural & musicianship skills, and healthy vocal technique

Led by the founder of Dublin Youth Choir, Lynsey Callaghan, participants will cover a broad range of repertoire, from renaissance polyphony to joyful spirituals and contemporary compositions by living composers.