Welcome to Mad About Music School’s website. The site contains a lot of information about who we are and what we do, but if you don’t find what you are looking for, then please feel free to call the school on 061 577077.
Wow…. The summer holiday’s are nearly here again!! We are delighted to have nearly completed our 16th term at Mad About Music! We just love to share our passion for all things musical to all our students, past, present and future. Our school is going from strength to strength, growing every term, but most importantly, we are spreading our love of music to all our students, because we really are, Mad About Music!!!!! We hope you are too!

Mad about music school. It’s all in the name! We are most definitely, certifiably MAD about what we do.. Music lessons in the heart of Castletroy!

The school is situated in the Technology Park, Castletroy and  we are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful gardens where wild Rabbits, Pheasants and multitudes of birds roam freely. We are just up the road from the University Of Limerick (UL) in a period house built around 200 years ago, with large landscaped private grounds. We have ample private and safe parking directly outside the school with 2 car parks.  Our students travel from local areas, such as Annacotty,  Monaleen, Milford, Lisnagry,  Castleconnell, Dooradoyle, Raheen etc, and some travel from as far afield as Clare, Tipperary, Galway and even Dublin.

Our lessons are fun, instructive  and confidence building. Students learn through positive reinforcement, backed up by our professional team of qualified musicians. Every student has the option to sit exams, but this is the students choice. We use 4 examination boards, and consistently score very highly with all of them.

Some of our team, are part of Music Generation projects and others teach as visiting professors at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, with many of us holding MA’s and Phd’s.

We started the school in April 2014, during Limericks City Of Culture year. After just 1 term, we have had to move into a much larger premises to meet student demand. We are not your average music school. We love what we do, and you will too.

Whether you want to learn Classical, traditional, jazz, modern or rock styles of music, or just want to be able to strum a guitar and sing along, we have a tutor for you! We teach violin, piano, classical & acoustic guitar, drums,  bass & electric guitar, cello, double bass and ukelele to name but a few (see our courses page for a full list of instruments we teach).  Our team of professional musicians and tutors, are on hand to help you achieve your musical ambitions! We also offer fantastic after school groups such as, choirs, ensembles,  free group theory classes as well as being able to teach junior cert and leaving certificate music, as grinds or the full course.

We offer all of our lessons to children and adults, including students  with Special needs. Our staff are trained and experienced in Autism (ASD) as well as physical and psychological disabilities.

COVID-19 UPDATE 2 (24/03/2020):

Today the government advised an extension of the original closure date for schools, until at least the 19th of April, and as we are following their guidelines, this means our school will be closed until at least then. However, please remember we are doing online lessons, and they are proving to be very effective and beneficial and are keeping our love of music alive in our students.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Following HSE guidelines, even though our risk factor is very small as we have 1-on-1 lessons, we have closed the school to the public effective from Friday the 13th of March with an expected re-opening date of Monday the 30th of March (this is subject to change)

During this period, we will be providing lessons over the internet and our tutors will be in touch to arrange this with you, and will form part of our term. It is essential that as normal a routine as possible carries on for all of us, whilst this virus affects our daily lives.

Exams which are currently scheduled for the 1st and 2nd of April, will be reviewed and we will keep in touch with all our exam students about this.

We wish each and every one of our students, and their families a safe passage through these troubling times, and as soon as is safe to do so, we will re-open the school for in-person lessons, but for now, virtual lessons will keep the love of music alive.

In order to provide our virtual lessons, it is essential that we have current, and correct contact information for you.

Please take the time, to fill in this quick form to update your information.


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So far this year, we’ve seen 4 major storms hit our shores, Atiyah, Brendan, Ciara and Dennis, but we’re still standing, and teaching the love of music to all our wonderful students.  If you want to get a place for our Summer term, then please enroll as soon as possible as our waiting list is growing.

So why not come join us in Limerick’s number 1 music school. You can use our online enrollment form, or give us a call on 061 577077. As we are a large school, we can accommodate pupils where others cannot, but places are limited, so call today and book your place. We’re Mad About Music, Are you?!!!


“Please take the time to look around the site and get to know us better. If you have any questions, then do not hesitate to contact us. We’re Mad About Music!……..  Are you?”

Tam & Dave – founders of Mad About Music.

How to find Mad About Music School

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