Songschool – Creative music, songwriting, recording and performing workshop for teens at The Source Thurles

Since 2001, Songschool has encouraged and helped thousands of students write, record and perform their own songs. The Source Arts Centre Thurles plays host to a week long workshop this July for 12 to 18 year olds. Songschool is ideal for teens who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing them at an evening concert, making a music video, learning about music technology, and meeting people who love music as much as they do, not to mention forming bands and having fun!

Songschool - Creative music, songwriting, recording and performing workshop for teens at The Source Thurles

Joey Maguire, Thurles tutor for Songschool

The week long programme combines all of the above and much more. Do you know someone who loves music, who thinks music is life?  This is their opportunity to  create, perform & record with Songschool . They have been running their worshops and classes for over 15 years in venues such as The National Concert Hall and overseas in Germany, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Morocco, Croatia and Romania. Songschool will take up residence for one week only this summer at The Source. Tutors are Thurles native Joey Maguire (DJ, Musician and part of Tetris Effect) and Justin Cullen (Kilkenny based singer/songwriter who fronts Frankenstein Bolts).

Why choose Songschool?


  • Workshops are designed to allow students a chance to explore hidden talents and to creatively express themselves.
  • There is a strong emphasis and focus on encouraging collaboration and the participation of all students.
  • No experience necessary! – An ability to sing or play instrument is not a pre requisite.
  • A team of dedicated and professional tutors based in key locations.
  • Songschool encourage students to develop interpersonal skills.
  • Students learn to express themselves through words and music.
  • Workshops are designed to fit into existing teaching plans or can be developed as a separate project ( eg based on themes such as DevEd, Mental Health etc)
  • They are an established company and have long term relationships with many schools and venues.




The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July

11am to 5pm daily

Suitable ages 12-18years

For all bookings and enquiries ring 0504-90204 Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 2-5pm



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