Children & Young People

RIAM offers short courses for children and young people that cover everything from exam preparation to ensemble performance. Book now for our current offers. 


  • Tunes for Toddlers — a 6-week course of morning classes for children age 2-4 and their parents or minders which approach the fundamentals of music through singing, movement, and play

Secondary School Students  

  • Music Technology for Leaving Cert — a 1-day course covering all aspects of the 25% Music Technology option in Leaving Certificate Music 

  • Leaving Cert Music Easter Revision Course — an intensive 2-day revision course with advice, support, and hints on every aspect of the Leaving Cert Music written exam, including set works, listening tests, Irish music, melody writing, and harmony & counterpoint

  • Musical Theatre Intensive Course — a 4-day course for aspiring young Irish actors age 14-18, with a focus on acting through song 

  • RIAM Singers' Taster Day — a chance for aspiring singers aged 15+ to get a valuable insight into singing courses at the Academy. Singers will participate in vocal warm-ups, acting and movement workshops, and mini-masterclasses with RIAM vocal tutors.

  • Preparatory Course for Third-Level Music Entrance Exams — a 1-day course for students preparing to sit entrance exams for third-level Music courses including those for programmes at NUI Maynooth, RIAM, TCD, DIT, UCC, WIT and UL

Keep an eye out for courses we have coming up in the future:

  • Orchestral Manoeuvres Summer Course for school-age students 

  • Irish Junior Wind Ensemble Summer Course in association with the Association of Irish Youth Orchestras (IAYO)

  • Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra Summer Course in association with the Irish Baroque Orchestra (IBO)