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The Leinster School of Music & Drama - Why Griffith College

Why Griffith College

The Drama School’s Music and Speech & Drama grade syllabi are taught by dedicated LSMD teachers throughout Ireland as well as on campus here in Griffith College Dublin.
Why the Leinster School of Music and Drama

Why music, speech & drama at Griffith College

The emphasis is on learning through enjoyment, and while exams are encouraged they are not compulsory. Expert individual tuition is offered in a variety of subjects

Established in 1904 The Leinster School of Music & Drama has a long-standing tradition as both a centre for learning and examining. Experienced and dedicated teachers provide excellent tuition to pupils of all ages and levels in Ireland’s premier music college. The emphasis is on learning through enjoyment, and while exams are encouraged they are not compulsory in the School.

Playing Saxophone at Griffith College

Career Progression

Students past and present are prominent performers both at national and international level, with many appearing at the National Concert Hall and other venues throughout Ireland, and many others employed by orchestras and opera companies around the globe. Many of the current teaching staff are also firmly established in the performance arena. This experience, combined with their depth of teaching knowledge enhances the unique learning experience offered by Ireland's leading music academy and drama school.


Playing percusion at Griffith College

Academic Progression

As Ireland’s largest independent music academy offering examiniations nationwide, The Leinster School of Music & Drama also offers music courses, including the validated Music Diploma (20 credits Certificate in Music Teaching/LSMD Associate Diploma & 40 credits Certificate in Music Teaching/ LSMD Licentiate Diploma). We at the LSMD offer candidates the opportunity to do a Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education Course. This is the only Higher Diploma in the country offering a specialised music education qualification.  Candidates can progress to this Level 8 course and qualify to teach instrumental music in Ireland and around the world.