Youth Music


Children ages 7-17 can learn traditional Irish instruments from a talented staff of professional musicians. No experience needed. Instruments include Drums, Pipes, Tin Whistle, Banjo, Bodhrán, Guitar, Concertina, Fiddle, and Keyboards. All classes take place at the United Irish Cultural Center.

The Youth Music Program is offered by the UICC in partnership with the the San Francisco Cooley-Keegan Comhaltas Branch. Music Scholarships are available to defray the cost of music tuition.

Who wants to join our youth ceili band?

The UICC is committed to providing top-notch cultural programming opportunities, with special attention to youth as we build for the next generation of Irish Americans. We are delighted to have international creative force, Máire Clerkin, directing the summer program. She leads a talented and diverse team of artists in a variety of activities and experiences for our Campers ages 8-16 years. With such variety, every Camper will discover new passions and find their way to shine!

With three weeks of fun sessions in singing, drama, drumming, hip hop dance, fiddle, piano, storytelling, visual arts and crafts, outdoor sports, web design, video making, and theater performance, Campers will work to create a theatrical production by Camp’s end for all to enjoy.

No experience needed!

Qustions? 415-860-1854

Children Ages 7 to 17

Traditional Irish Instruments

Drums, Pipes, Tin Whistle, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Concertina, Fiddle, and Keyboards

Musician Showcase

Valerie Rose - Fiddle instructor

Valerie Rose plays for Irish set dancing with her band Avalanche, and is a long-time Irish fiddle instructor at California Coast Music Camp. She also teaches private lessons in violin, fiddle, and piano.  She is greatly looking forward to meeting all the kids at this summer’s Irish camp, where she’ll teach violin/fiddle, piano, and web design.


  • Registration fees are $150 per 10-class session
  • Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Music Scholarships are available to defray the cost of music tuition
  • Please prepare a check payable to the UICC for payment at your child’s first class

For questions or more information, call 415-860-1854.


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Young Irish Musicians

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