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Sound Production & Music Performance

This course allows the learner to develop their musical skills, ability and creativity through tuition, music technology and performance.
Learners study a combination of instrumental techniques, music theory, music industry studies, sound production/engineering and music practice.
We offer a wide range of qualifications accredited by internationally recognised bodies. See our certification page.
Learners study towards achieving a QQI Level 5 award in sound engineering & production, popular music theory exams, instrumental graded exams on guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals, fiddle, tin whistle, and banjo.
A large range of genres are covered including rock, pop, indie, funk, metal, traditional Irish, jazz and folk.

Tuition is offered to all learners and is set at a level appropriate to their ability.
Q.Q.I modules in Music Performance, Music Theory & Practice, Sound Engineering & Production are available leading to a full Q.Q.I. award at either level 4 or level 5.
A wide range of progression options are available to learners on completion of their programme including Linked Work Experience, Employment or Further Education and Training. Learners have progressed to the following Colleges to continue their studies.


  • Ballyfermot College of Further Education
  • Newpark Music Centre Dublin
  • BIMM – Brighton and Dublin 
  • N.U.I.L.


QQI Major Award level 4;


  • Workplace Safety,
  • Information Technology
  • Cultural Studies,
  • Communication,
  • Functional Mathematics,
  • Personal Effectiveness,
  • Personal/Interpersonal skills,
  • Music Performance,
  • Work Experience,
  • First Aid.


QQI Major Award Level 5.


  • Sound Engineering & Production
  • Music Industry Studies,
  • Music Theory and Practice,
  • Communications,
  • Personal Effectiveness,
  • Music Performance,
  • Work experience,

All Learners following the Sound Production & Music Performance course complete Safepass,  Manual Handling and First Aid training.


Learner Comment; 

Callum Clyne "The Sound Production & Music Performance course is a great opportunity to express yourself and to meet new friends for life, being able to pick up an instrument is very therapeutic it is a really great experience"

Ciara Mc Carthy "I liked the fact that I could undertake the course at a pace that suited me and my needs. Being able to pursue grade exams in an instrument of my choice was a big motivator for me" 

Reece Coyne "When I started the Sound Production & Music Performance course I hadn't a clue about anything, couldn't play an instrument and had no experience in anything with music but now I'm playing bass and have a huge interest in playing and recording music. Never thought I'd be going to college in my life but music has changed that. Joining the course was the best decision I ever made"


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