RIAM Junior Trumpet Student with Teacher

Junior RIAM Applications Now Open

Published: 7th Feb, 2022

Applications are now open for Junior RIAM Early Years Training aged 4 - 12 and Individual Tuition aged 8+

Junior RIAM students enjoy one-to-one access with some of Ireland’s leading musicians and teachers, regular opportunities to perform with RIAM performing groups and choirs, and a clear pathway to a career in music performance, education, and management.

Individual Lessons (Application deadline 18th February 2022)

At Junior RIAM, we offer individual tuition to students from age 8 upwards. Our faculty are experienced and enthusiastic teachers, providing guidance in technique, style and interpretation across a range of over 20 different instruments and voice. For orchestral students, individual tuition is combined with ensemble performance, starting with string orchestra or junior wind ensemble and building up to symphony orchestra.

The best availability for individual tuition is in the following disciplines:


  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Double Bass
  • Harp
  • Guitar

Wind, Brass and Percussion

  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion


  • All Voice Types


  • Piano
  • Organ

Early Years Training (Application deadline 20th May 2022)

For our youngest students, we have the following Early Years group training programmes:

  • Pre-instrumental group classes (Age 4 - 8)
  • Introduction to Recorder group classes (Age 7 - 12)
  • Introduction to Piano group classes (Age 6 - 8)
  • Introduction to Violin group classes (Age 6 - 8)
  • Introduction to Brass group classes (Age 6 - 12)
  • Introduction to Guitar group classes (Age 7 - 10)

Early years students are accepted into RIAM’s programmes without audition. These classes build and develop the young student's musical skills and awareness. Early years students can subsequently apply to one-to-one study once their technical facility and physical stamina have reached the levels required to take up an instrument.