Welcome to the
Center for Irish Music!

The Center for Irish Music offers instrumental and singing classes for children, youth and adults taught by world-class teachers both privately and in a group setting. CIM also offers Irish music workshops throughout the year including the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend in early June. Year-round instruction is organized in three semesters:

  • Fall term - 17 weeks long, September through January
  • Spring term - 16 weeks long, February through June
  • Summer term - 10 weeks long, mid-June through August

We offer lessons and classes both online and in person.

Fall Term Registration is Open! Click here to view our current course catalog.

Join the Center for Irish Music this Fall for private lessons, fascinating group classes, and ensembles for students of all ages. We're thrilled to be offering group classes and private lessons in both virtual and in-person formats.

In-Person COVID-19 In-Person Lesson Policy: 

Vaccination is required for students ages 6 and up, including adults. Please see our policies page for more details.

Peruse our website, read through our Fall term course catalog or register now!

COVID-19 Policies (in-person private lessons & group classes): Vaccination is required for students ages 6 and up, including adults. Please see our policies page for more details.

Private Lessons: Private lesson enrollment is ongoing, but openings often become available in the 6-8 weeks leading up to a new term. Registration is done manually through our registration coordinator, Lily. For more information about private lessons, go to Private Lessons tab. One-off or trial lessons may be available, subject to instructor availability. Contact Lily for more information. 

Group Classes: Group class offerings for youth and adults are organized by term. We also offer mini-classes that are 6-8 weeks long. To see all of our classes listed by name, click on the A to Z Index above. Use the filters to navigate, or visit our fall course catalog (link above).

Zoom links for online classes and lessons: After you register, you will receive a link to the class from your instructor on the first day, shortly before class begins.

Ensembles: To play in a CIM ensemble, musicians must also be taking private lessons from a CIM instructor. Contact us with any questions. See the adult and youth class and ensemble pages for more details. 

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