Welcome to The Sligo Academy of Music

The School was founded in 2000 by its current Director of Music, Sligo-born musician Niamh Crowley, to create opportunities for instrumental tuition in the classical and jazz genres in the Northwest.

The Academy offers expert tuition by more than 20 experienced and dedicated teachers and provides individual and group lessons for all ages and levels. The vast majority of our students range in age between 3 and 18 and attend on a part-time basis after school and at weekends. We cater also for a growing number of adults, many of whom are returning to further their music education or to fulfil an ambition to learn a new skill.

All students are encouraged, but not required, to further their training through the Royal Irish Academy of Music and ABRSM exam syllabus and their progress is monitored through annual assessments.

School and class concerts give students the opportunity to share their achievements with family and friends. Many opportunities also arise to perform at various functions throughout the year both locally and nationally.

Once they have achieved a basic level of competence, students are actively encouraged to apply their performing skills by joining one of the School’s many ensembles which perform regularly in Ireland throughout the year. In recent years the Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta has also toured overseas in the Czech Republic, Hungary, France and The Netherlands. The Sinfonietta and Jazz Orchestra will shortly be undertaking a tour to perform in New York City.

Many of our past students are pursuing successful careers in the Music Industry both in performance and education and we are delighted to have a number of our alumni teaching with us.

Sligo Academy of Music is a registered company (No.6384619U) and charity (CHY. No 15547)