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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Fall Semester 2016:
The 12 week Fall semester runs Mondays and Wednesdays from the week of September 12 to week of December 5 with the week of November 21 off for Thanksgiving. Make up week will be the week of December 12.
Note: students can start private lessons at any time of the year.
4 Steps to Inhabiting Your Irish Music Repertoire by Shannon Heaton
Blog post: What Is An Irish Session?
Learn a tune, make a practice plan, become a better session player!
New and returning students sign up here!
Check out the Irish tunes played at our monthly Family Session! Updated February 2016.
New blog post: Tips for Practicing Irish Music
Intro to Irish Fiddle, Jan. 25 - Feb. 29, 2016
5 Irish Tin Whistle Players You Need To Hear
5 Irish Fiddle Players You Need To Hear
Instruments currently taught
Meet the instructors and their music.
Instrument FAQs, audio playlists, and more!