Welcome to the City of Belfast School of Music EA website which gives information on tuition, group activities, the day school provision for the EA Primary and Secondary Schools. We have included information on our policies staffing and our most recent and upcoming events, which you can check out on our calendar. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about what we offer.

We have a well-motivated and highly qualified staff, several of whom play with the Ulster Orchestra and Camerata Ireland. We have talented and committed students; and an impressive list of courses and group activities to cater for most tastes.

Our long tradition of seeing large numbers of CBSM students achieve top Associated Board results, well above the UK average, supports our philosophy of a holistic approach to music education.  Each year, players from the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra (CBYO) make up approximately 50% of the Ulster Youth Orchestra and a few of our students have  been fortunate to be selected for the National Children's Orchestra, National Children's Brass Band as well as the National Youth Orchestras of Great Britain and Ireland.  Whilst a small number of our students go on to study at the finest conservatoires across the UK, many go on to study Music and other subjects at some of the country's finest universities.

We hope all our students develop lifelong skills in music with the power to enrich other people’s lives through their music making and understanding. Please contact if you would like to learn more about what we offer.


Therese Mc Kinney

Acting Head of the City of Belfast School of Music