Latest Laois Event: Music Generation Laois & Laois School of Music Annual Open Evening
The Annual Open Evening at Laois Music Centre takes place on Tuesday 29 August from 6-
8pm in the beautiful dedicated music premises at Church Avenue, Portlaoise. R32Y074.
Tutors from both Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music will be on hand to guide
families on the huge variety of music lessons on offer, along with lots of musical instruments
on-site for everyone to try out.
Laois School of Music offer lessons in voice/singing, piano, keyboard, violin, cello,
saxophone, flute, clarinet, kindermusic (ages 4-7), guitar, drums and recorder. There are
also ensemble opportunities, including the Laois School of Music Junior Orchestra and
Leaving Cert Music classes for students who wish to take Leaving Cert music outside of their
own school. Adult students are very welcome on all instruments, Laois School of Music
currently have many adult students attending classes.
Music Generation Laois provide group lessons in brass, bodhrán, handpan, harp, uilleann
pipes, tin whistle, concertina, traditional flute, keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass
guitar, ukulele, drum kit, double bass and The Music Box – a performance music programme
for children and young people with special needs. Performance opportunities are available
in a variety of groups including Junior and Senior Harp Ensembles, Trad Orchestra, Junior
and Intermediate Trad Groups and the Friday School of Rock and Pop.
Music Generation Laois have a large instrument bank, and instruments are available for hire,
to both Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois students.
Laois Music Centre is a wonderful space right in the heart of Portlaoise’s Cultural Quarter, a
welcoming hub of activity to play music, make new friends, go to concerts, attend Summer
programmes and so much more.