The Staff of the CCSM

The CCSM, through the medium of music, enriches and enhances the lives of many individuals within the community

Students of the CCSM

The CCSM fosters a unique love of music through music education and performance

The CCSM Trumpet Ensemble

The CCSM - making music in County Cork

The Staff of the CCSM

A dedicated body of music staff who are enthusiastically enriching local communities in County Cork

Traditional Musicians from the CCSM performing in concert

The CCSM - delivering excellence through varied music programmes

Cellists from the CCSM Orchestra

The CCSM - excellence in community-based education

Brass Players from the CCSM orchestra in performance

The CCSM - promoting instrumental excellence and providing inspiration for Cork communities

The CCSM orchestra in Concert

The CCSM - reaching new creative heights through music

Violinists from the CCSM Orchestra

The CCSM - committed to fulfilling every student's potential

Woodwind players from the CCSM in performance

The CCSM - now working in over 30 centres throughout County Cork

Latest News:

Cork ETB School of Music has moved to: CORK TRAINING CENTRE, ROSSA AVENUE, CORK. New Phone Number: 0214856346

Congratulations to the Cork ETB School of Music Award Winners 2016. Please click here to view a list of the Music Award Winners.


Woodwind InstrumentTaking care of your woodwind instrument:

 

. Always keep your instrument in the case when not in use

. Avoid extreme temperatures, leaving the instrument next to a radiator or in a cold damp room, or in direct sunlight in a car and so on.

. When assembling woodwind instruments, take care to ensure the keys are not strained by rough handling. Always make sure the parts line up correctly.

 


. Keep your instrument clean with a DRY micro fibre / lint free cloth. It is important with woodwind instruments to dry them out after use with the correct apparatus for your particular instrument.  When using a pull-through, pass it DOWN, NOT UP so as the water lodges low and not high in the instrument.

. Always clean your mouth piece/ head joint after use.

. Keys should be wiped clean regularly. Finger marks left for a long period may well become permanent, and a smooth surface is essential to good technique.

. Corks should be greased regularly with good quality grease. If at all possible, use tallow grease as this is the best quality.

. For reed instruments, wipe your reed after use. Once you have chosen your reed type and strength, always carry a spare one.

. If you have a very good instrument that is being used frequently, it is advisable to bring it to a professional once a year to 18 months for a professional clean and service.

 

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"It is really amazing to see what you achieved with those young people during the last few months and it is great to watch the joy on their faces while making such beautiful music."
- Olga O'Sullivan, CCSM Parent

Instrument Care & Maintenance

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