Donegal Summer School of Music 2018!!

Donegal Summer School of Music - making music having fun!This year's Donegal Summer School of Music runs from 9th - 14th July. Check out our new classes on offer this year



Now in its 18th year, the Summer School is an ideal way to explore the world of music. Classes can be enjoyed by students who already take music lessons and also by keen newcomers. It's a great opportunity to work on your current interests or try something you've always wondered about!

Classes are open to students aged from 8 - 18 and a morning workshop called Semibreves is offered to younger children. Some classes require a skill level while others are open to all. Students may participate in classes that develop solo skills and may also gain experience in ensemble playing (preparation required for some classes).

Everyone is encouraged to take part in end-of-week concerts where family members can enjoy the fruits of your week's work.


The DSSM is a non-profit organisation and provides top quality music tuition. Our fee of €150 (Full School) and €75 (Semibreves) has not been increased for the past five years. Family discounts are also available.

The Summer School Committee would like to thank sincerely all the very talented tutors, the helpers, Donegal Music Education Partnership, Donegal County Council and our local sponsors/suppliers, Rite Price Financial Ltd, Limavady Pianos, The Board and Principal of Loreto Convent Secondary School, our patron Lady Heather Robinson, and of course, the pupils of the school and their parents, for making the Donegal Summer School of Music a continuing success.


Quotes from previous students:             

                                                           "The best summer camp ever. I made great friends"

                                                    "Whatever instrument you play, there is something for you"

                                                                     "Semibreves was awesome!"

The Summer School takes place during the 2nd week of July each year. The  for the week is carefully planned to allow pupils a good choice of instrumental and voice classes, as well as the chance to have tuition in Modern Dance and Arts and Crafts.The Summer School offers a wide variety of classes with experienced and enthusiastic tutors, in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The half-day Semibreves class is for our youngest pupils. As pupils transition to the main school, there is also Musical Minors which provides an introduction to various instruments.


Class times are 10.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday. There are two main concerts, one on the afternoon of Fri 13th and one on the morning of Sat 14th to close the school. Performances also take in classrooms on Friday and family members are always welcome.

The Summer School may be contacted at our email address or by phone at 086 6649954

The DSSM Committee:   Breege Doherty, Tena Patten, Susie Carey, Zoe Stephenson, Ronan McKeever, Ellen Quinn