Cellists from the CCSM Orchestra

The CCSM - excellence in community-based education

Woodwind players from the CCSM in performance

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

Traditional Musicians from the CCSM performing in concert

The CCSM - delivering excellence through varied music programmes

The Staff of the CCSM

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

Students of the CCSM

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

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

The Staff of the CCSM

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

Brass Players from the CCSM orchestra in performance

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

The CCSM Trumpet Ensemble

The CCSM - making music in County Cork


Taking care of your guitar:

 

. 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.

. Clean your instrument after use with a DRY micro fibre/ lint free cloth.

. Always wipe down the strings after use. They will last longer.

. Change your strings once they become non responsive and your tone loses brightness. On a frequently used steel string guitar (electric/ acoustic), you may need to change strings once a month.

. A temporary fix for re vitalising strings is to boil them (steel strings only).

. You need to take your instrument to a professional if you have any of the following problems: Fret buzz, incorrect intonation, warped fingerboard, incorrectly adjusted truss rod, uneven string heights, any electrical problems with tone or volume pots (electric guitars only).

. 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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