About our School
Keys & Strings School of Music was established in Rush North County Dublin in January 2016 by Karolina and Gerry Hogan. This was closely followed by the opening of the second school in Skerries in October 2016. Our school provides comprehensive music education to children and adults, in various instruments as well as singing and music theory.
Keys & Strings' mission statement is to deliver the highest quality of music education in a fun, and enthusiastic environment whilst developing musicianship and a love of music to all learners. We believe music plays a crucial part in children's and adults' development and the teaching methods should be suited to accommodate all types of learners including the ones with learning disabilities.
We are a local center for the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the London College of Music exams boards, and it is our aim to provide students with the best exam experience and satisfaction. Our students consistently achieve excellent results in their exams as well as competitions such as the Feis Ceoil and the Navan Choral Festival. In the last four years, many of our students were accepted to study music in prestigious colleges such as the Trinty University or Technological University Dublin.
All Keys & Strings teachers are qualified to the third level in music and are Garda vetted. We also give all students the opportunity to take part in the school’s concerts, competitions, and events such as Christmas street fares and St Patrick’s parade.
Karolina and Keys & Strings teachers strongly believe in Lifelong Learning, and regularly participate in the training courses for music teachers with organizations such as the Kodaly Society of Music and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. As teachers, we all share a genuine love and passion for music, which we are eager to pass on to our students.