WELCOME TO RILEY SCHOOL!

Here you will find a spirited and open community of children, teens and adults dedicated to the pursuit of Irish traditional music. We celebrate each person's achievements and honor the individual and collective talents of our extended family.


Visit our Facebook Page for the latest information on all our extracurricular activities.

Summer Recess

Classes are finished for the school year, but here are some of the places you can find us this summer.
Classes will resume with Fall Quarter on September 7th and registration will open in mid-August.
Cincinnati Appalachian Festival : May 11-12
Community Session on the Land of Oz stage at 6 pm on Saturday.
Sayler Park Sustains : June 8
Riley School will have a booth - bring your instrument and join us!
Cincinnati Celtic Festival : July 12-14
Several Riley School bands will be on stage at this festival.
We will also be playing tunes in the Riley booth - bring your instrument and join us!
Dayton Celtic Festival : July 26-28
The Riley School will host the session tent - bring your instrument or just come to listen.
We are also planning to host a workshop on Irish music sessions.

Location and Quarter Dates

In-person classes are held on Saturdays, beginning at 9:00 am at :

Grace United Methodist Church
2221 Slane Avenue
Norwood, OH

Dates for the 2024-25 school year are -
Fall Quarter : 7 SEP - 9 NOV
Winter Quarter : 4 JAN - 8 MAR
Spring Quarter : 22 MAR - 3 MAY
Registration generally opens about a month before classes begin.

Current Sessions

For up to date information on all our sessions, please contact to be added to the Cincinnati Sessions Facebook Messenger group, or to be added to the Dayton Session Facebook Messenger group.
Check out our Community Sessions Page for information about our regularly scheduled Irish music sessions.


Celebrating our 25th Anniversary

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Watch our Anniversary Video

Riley School of Irish Music receives support from the Ohio and Kentucky Arts Councils
and is a participating ACE provider for the
Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment Educational Savings Account Program.

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