The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies

The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies offers a variety of lessons and classes taught by highly talented teaching artists, who bring many years of training and experience to their fields of study.

Members receive discounted tuition and fees.

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Term is Monday through Saturdays for 10 weeks

Fall Term begins Monday September 9th, 2019. 

Registration is open now!

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Workshop, Event or Class Policies

Individual lessons for 10 week term

25 Min. Lessons: $22 per lesson.
50 Min. Lessons:  $44 per lesson.

Classes: 3 or more; $150 for 10-week term*
Special rates available for Children’s classes**

Current paid members of the Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Library receive 10% off classes and lessons. Members must be logged in to take advantage of their benefits. 

*A minimum of three students must register for a class to be offered. If there are less than 3 students registered, an option is available for individual lessons.

Classes for children are for those 18 years old and under.**  

Term Schedule

Guitar, Mandolin, and Tenor Banjo lessons available by appointment.

Irish Step Dance Class for Children (soft shoe only)
5:30PM – 6:30PM

Irish Ceili Dance Class

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Irish Step Dance Class for Adults
7:30PM – 8:30PM

Bodhran Lessons
By appointment

Irish Language Classes
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Beginning Irish Language
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Intermediate Irish Language
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Advanced Conversational Irish Language- distance learning

Guitar, Tenor Banjo, and Mandolin lessons available by appointment.
Bouzouki, Irish Low Whistle, Irish Tin Whistle, Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Piano, Great Highland Bagpipes, and Voice (Irish/Celtic Repertoire) lessons available today by appointment.

Celtic Harp and Irish Wood Flute lessons available today, schedule will be determined with your instructor after registration.

Scottish Country Dance Class (Homeschool Enrichment Class)
2:00-3:10 pm
LATE START: September 16th- November 16th

Hammered Dulcimer

6:00 PM

Irish Celebration of Tea
September through June, one Saturday a month, 1:30PM – 3PM (2:30-4 December)


On the Druids
September through May, one Saturday a month 2:00PM – 3:30PM

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall Term: Monday, September 9 – Saturday, November 16
Winter Term: Monday, January 6 – Saturday, March 14
Spring Term: Monday, March 30 – Saturday, June 6
Summer Term: TBD

For questions about our Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies classes and scheduling please email: