Private lessons, group classes and workshops in Irish music for students of varying ages and abilities.
In keeping with our mission to promote Irish music and culture, Milwaukee Irish Fest is proud to sponsor The Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music. Opened in the fall of 2002 at the beautiful Milwaukee Irish Fest center, a dedicated faculty of musicians has come together to offer instruction in instrumental Irish traditional dance music to students of all ages. The Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music is part of CelticMKE.
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Winter/Spring Semester 2017:
The 14 week Winter/Spring semester runs Mondays and Wednesdays from the week of Week of January 9 through week of April 24; Make up week will be the week of May 1.
We'll be off the week of March 13 (St. Patrick's Day) and April 17 (Spring Break).
Note: students can start private lessons at any time of the year.
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Instruments currently taught
Meet the instructors and their music.
Instrument FAQs, audio playlists, and more!