Continuing Education Part-time Music

Instrumental Tuition & Musicianship Classes

The Conservatoire offers part-time students over the age of 18 the opportunity to take instrumental/vocal lessons in combination with an appropriate level of Musicianship tuition.  Continuing Education students must have some performance experience in the instrument/voice – the Conservatoire does not accept adult beginners.  All students can apply for a place in one of the Conservatoire’s many ensembles.

We offer instrumental and vocal tuition in the following disciplines:

General information & Fees for one to one tuition can be found here 

As well as one-to-one instrumental/vocal tuition and musicianship classes, the Conservatoire offers two credit-rated modules for adult students:

If you wish to register your interest complete the form here

Allegro for Adults - (Allegro module in BACCI Degree)

Both Allegro 1 and Allegro 2 are CPD (continuing professional development) courses. They are class-based one-year courses. On successful completion of the each course students will obtain certification. Both courses are at level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework and have 5 ECTS credits. 

Allegro 1 - requires no previous musical experience. It covers foundation - intermediate level musicianship. The course has three components:

Allegro 2 - requires a minimum of 3 year musical experience. It has the three components of an all-round music education programme:

The courses are assessed on the basis of continuous assessment with an end-of-year exam. Both programmes will include optional attendance at concerts (NCH), trips to IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) or other arts events.

Frequently asked questions

Who can apply?
Persons over 18 years of age

Do I need a musical background?

Where are the classes held?
Classes are held in East Quad, TU Dublin Grangegorman

How long is the course?
Each course is one year over 2 academic semesters.

When does the next course commence?
Term 1: September-December.
Term 2: January-May

What is the cost?

€570 for the year

What is the time commitment?
One lecture per week: 1hour 30minutes duration.

How will I be assessed?
A combination of continuous assessment and end of year exams will be the basis of assessment.

Will I get a certification?
The courses have been approved by TU Dublin Academic Council for quality assurance.  They are LEVEL 6 on the NQF (National Qualification Framework) and have 5 ECTS credits.  On successful completion of the each course students will be awarded a certificate stating the above credits. These credits are recognised by the CAO for entry into third level education – just a point of information for those looking to pursue further studies

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Jazz Improvisation NFQ Level 6 (5 ECTS credits)

This course introduces students with technical proficiency on their instrument/voice to the concept of jazz improvisation and performance.  Students will be taught in an ensemble format, with an emphasis on self-directed preparation.  Subjects covered include:

  • Jazz Ear Training
  • Jazz Harmony & Theory
  • Improvisation
  • Rhythm
  • Jazz Standard Songs
  • Transcription
  • Analysis of Solos
  • History of Jazz
  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Jazz Technique (general)

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course students will have:

On completion of the course, students will receive 5 ECTS at NFQ Level 6.

Class Details

Day/Time: Monday, 7pm

Duration: Semester 1 and 2

Venue: TU Dublin Grangegorman

Fee: €485 

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Further Information

Kevin Hanafin, Head of Orchestral Studies,