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Reasons To Study At ICM

There are lots of solo guitar teachers working from home and they are often cheaper than ICM. However, we have had lots of students who have joined us after working with such teachers for over a year and having made no progress. They often have horror stories of a teacher telling them to play right handed insead of left, of studying classical pieces when the student wants to learn rock. Students sometimes turn up and the teacher has gone out!
At ICM on the other hand, there are no dodgy teachers: you will find that all of our teachers are qualified to teach. They all have LRSL, Music Degree and at least one Grade 8, they all play by ear and read music to the highest levels. All are vetted to work with children. All departements have teachers with experience in teaching pupils with special needs including Asbergers, Dyslexia and ADHD. Most are recording, gigging players on the, local, national and some - international scene with CD credits. Lessons will always be covered by another teacher if your teacher is ill or away. We are the main Rockschool exam centre in Ireland. We have coached hundreds of pupils successfully through their grades up to Diploma level. All of our pupils have performance opprtunities at our legendary concerts in the Black Box or the Crescent Arts Centre. Ask anyone that's played. Pupils get the chance to meet other pupils at our band workshops and put there learning to some use - the most exciting bit about playing an instrument.

So - don't waste your money - INVEST it in some proper education, make REAL progress and get a grade if you want to, or just learn to play in your favourite style - we teach all main styles. Our rates are competitive and we have student and other discounts including use of practice facilities, discount on recording at ICM recording Studio.

Check out our teachers on YouTube - Steve McKnight is one of the finest guitarists around, Rory O'Connor is to-die-for drummer, Conn Smyth is one of the most in-demand session guitarists around, Anthony Deveny is recording and gigging Bassists also in demand at the minute. Marion Jordan is an exquisite singer specialising in jazz and Ita O'Neill is a top piano teacher as well as a school teacher. I have been playing now for er....40+ years and gigging when possible. As well as running the school, I teach Guitar and Bass. Ask any of my pupils if you want a reference.

So what are you waiting for - take the next step and contact us. Don't let anything put you off - all ages, abilities and disabilities catered for.

Michael McCormick, ICM Director