Student Announcements

See the CIM Calendar for an up-to-date listing of events & classes.  

Welcome New, Returning and Prospective Center for Irish Music Students!

The Center for Irish Music welcomes students of any age and level!  We love our students and are so happy to have you as a part of our traditional Irish music family.

Please take a moment to peruse our website that, in addition to information about the CIM, also has a wealth of information about the local Twin Cities Irish music scene.

Useful Online Spots for CIM Students

Admin-related pages

  • CIM's home page - student announcements are on our home page.
  • CIM's Facebook page is very active.  "Like" our page and follow what we are up to.
  • Important CIM Dates - we publish a pdf of important dates on our calendar page.  We also do our best to keep our google calendar up to date (also on the calendar page).
  • CIM newsletter - All CIM students are automatically signed up for our monthly newsletter.  If you are not receiving our e-newsletter, please sign up on the newsletter page, or contact us at admin@centerforirishmusic.org.  All newsletters are archived on our newsletter page.
  • CIM Policies - if you ever need to refer to our policies for private lessons or classes, they are here!
  • YOUR student portal!!  You have a student portal with our online registration system ( it's called jackrabbit class), where you can access your account, see when your lessons are and view your past enrollment.  Click on the "Student Portal" link at the upper right-hand corner of every page of our site!  Contact us at admin@centerforirishmusic.org with any questions.

Music-related pages

  • CIM Common Repertoire - (under the "Resources" tab).  Every few years, we develop an online resource of tunes for our students.  This is a great place to learn tunes that your fellow students will know.  We are currently working on a 2016 common repertoire.
  • Recitals - we hold two recitals a year for all of our students and encourage ALL of you to participate.  Our recitals are one of the BEST places to meet new musical friends and families.
  • Local Sessions - be a part of the Twin Cities' vibrant tune-playing community by going to listen or play at a session!  Don't be shy...  You may even be able to convince your instructor to go with you... (or maybe he or she is already there every week)!  CIM instructor, Tom Lockney, runs a learner's session at Keegan's pub on Sundays from 4-6pm that many of our students attend.
  • Instruments FAQ page - there is a small amount of information about where/how to buy Irish traditional instruments and recommendations of local businesses that will help you with repairs.  This information comes directly from our instructors - they are your best resource for any instrument-related questions!
  • Local Music Competitions & Midwest Fleadh Cheoil pages - for those of you who benefit from the pressure of a good, solid deadine (that is likely most of you)!  We highly recommend these opportunities, particularly for under-18 musicians, as a way to improve and increase your enjoyment of the music.