Nóra Kavanagh School of Music MA. MA. BA - Hons Music, ALCM, TTCT

Founded in 1994 classes are offered in a range of instruments which include flute, whistle, piano, keyboard, concertina, button and piano accordion. Students receive professional, personalised tuition in a friendly encouraging environment.

Nóra is a music lecturer in the Dept. of Creative & Performing Arts at Waterford Institute of Technology. Qualifications include a Masters in Teaching & Learning in Further & Higher Education, a Masters in Research & Performance, BA (Hons) Music, ALCM (all first class honours).

Mission: To share my love for music through research and performance

Exams all finished for this centre. Well done to all.

Final day of exams best of luck to all

Congratulations to Lily who had her Grade 8 flute exam this week.

Grade 4 tin whistle and Grade 3 keyboard students after completing their pieces. Well done girls.

More students who completed their music examinations yesterday. Looking forward to learning new tunes at class today.

Music buddies and supportive pals.

Smiling after their exams!

Day three of music exams off to a good start.

Keeping their fingers warmed up before their exams

Afternoon exam students all going well 🎶

Best of luck to all taking their music exams today.

Music Exams are on the horizon so keep practicing!

[04/27/19]   Activities for Kilkenny Fleadh in Graiguenamanagh today.

Junior Session at Graiguenamanagh Hall 2.00 to 4.00. All junior musicians welcome.

Set dancing Competitions at Graiguenamanagh Hall from 7.00pm

Followed by

Céilí at 9.00pm with music by Danny Webster. Admission 10 Euro including refreshments.

Session in Barron's (Ryan's) with Jimmie Spruhan and friends.

Mass in Duiske Abbey at 7.30pm

Happy Easter to all and enjoy your break.

Easter break next week. Our next music exams are on the horizon so keep playing your tunes!

Everything coming into bloom! Exam entries for the May sitting just gone in and students are practicing well. Welcome to April and roll on the long evenings 🎶

Celebrating with Angelina who brought in her trophies from the Opportunity Knocks talent show 🙌🎶

Céad míle fáilte romhat, a Íosa, a Íosa just one of the pieces performed by students. Lovely to be joined by Colm and one of his young students.

Thank you to all students who played so beautifully this evening under the guidance of Colm O Tiarnaigh and Nóra Kavanagh. Thank you also to Fr. Billy Swan for making us feel so welcome and to all at St. Aidan's Cathedral for inviting us to be part of their celebrations.

Enniscorthy Music Classes Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

Thank you to all students who played at Mass this evening in St. Aidan's Cathedral Enniscorthy to celebrate the feast of St. Patrick. Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🇮🇪🎶

Reminder that all students are playing for the vigil mass in St. Aidan's Cathedral Enniscorthy tomorrow evening Sat. March 16th.

Came across this video clip from last year. Three of my students Jodi, Heather and Jessica from the Enniscorthy CCE class 🎶

Reminder that entries for the next music exams are due in on Tuesday March 19th.

Looking forward to playing on Saturday March 16th at the vigil mass in St. Aidan's Cathedral Enniscorthy. Why not come along and celebrate on the eve of St. Patrick's feast with lots of Irish music 🎼

Music Generation Waterford

Our Traditional Senior Ensemble had the pleasure of working with world renown Button Accordion musician Benny Mc Carthy. Benny is from Co. Waterford and worked with these talented young musicians during a full day workshop.

The Morning Dew – Joe Cooley

MGW Senior Traditional Ensemble Musical Director – Nóra Byrne Kavanagh

Music Generation
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Enjoy your school break...more time to play your new tunes!

Waterford City Comhaltas Music Classes

Applications are now open for aspiring musicians aged 18 and under to join this innovative and exciting Music Generation Traditional Irish Music Ensemble. Details below or follow this link https://www.musicgeneration.ie/news/article/brand-new-opportunities-for-2019-at-music-generation-waterford/

University of West London Music Irish Traditional Examination Certificates presented by Enniscorthy CCÉ chairman Seamus Coleman. A great group of dedicated students and well done to each of you on your achievements in 2018.              Music is a wonderful gift that has no sell by date!

University of West London Music Irish Traditional Examination Certificates presented by Enniscorthy CCÉ chairman Seamus Coleman. A great group of dedicated students and well done to each of you on your achievements in 2018. Music is a wonderful gift that has no sell by date!

A very happy Christmas to all and thank you for all the musical memories from 2018. Classes resume on January 8th 2019. Rock on Christmas day 🎅

A Christmas message from a great group of students. Holidays today. Have a great Christmas and enjoy the break. Nora

Some more happy students with their exams finished. Great achievement well done to all musicians.

Final day of exams great when you have an excellent examiner

Molly warming up before her Grade 6 yesterday. Fantastic playing great dedication and talent.

Exams in full swing today and tomorrow. All the best to all musicians.

Well done to all students who played so beautifully tonight. Thank you to Colm O Tiarnaigh for joining us and to Fr. Odhran Furlong and the team of helpers at St. Aidan's for making us feel so welcome. A happy Christmas to all. Our last class is on Tuesday next.

[12/06/18]   All students will be performing in St. Aidan's Cathedral Saturday Dec 8th @7pm

Congratulations to twins Kate and Roisin who were both awarded a distinction in their Grade 2 Music examinations.

Well done to all music students who participated in our class concert tonight and to parents and family members for their continued support. Also to Seamus Coleman and Michael Murphy from Enniscorthy Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann who are to the fore promoting Irish culture in the region.

Waterford City Comhaltas Music Classes

Super proud of Iona Ritchie who received an award this week for being involved in charity work in the community. Iona is a very talented student who is involved in music, dancing, singing and drama. She is a transition student at Newtown Secondary School. At Waterford CCE Iona is receiving fiddle tuition from Bridget O Connell and button accordion tuition from Nora Kavanagh. We wish her continued success and congratulate Iona on this well deserved award from the Lions Club.

Had a brilliant week. Lovely tunes and students are working really hard with our class concert and exams around the corner. Well done to everyone the extra practice is definitely worth it 🎶

Molly will be our guest artist at our class concert on Monday evening November 26th in the Riverside Hotel.

Hope everyone had a lovely break. Classes resume tomorrow. Concerts...exams...etc. to prepare for!


Leaving Cert Music Workshops | Waterford Institute of Technology


wit.ie Staff and students from the BA (Hons) Music programme will present two workshops on different aspects of the Leaving Certificate Music syllabus.

Vincenzo Di Mauro Flute for sale. Made from Delrin this five piece flute has a tuning slide. It is a very good flute and may be bought for 280 euro including a wooden case or 240 euro without the case. The price of this instrument new is 578 euro with a case. You can find out more about this flute maker if you check out Vincenzo Di Mauro online. Text me on 0874148116 if you are interested in purchasing. Thank you.

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