About Us

About us

Poppyhill School of Recording has been in operation for over 20 years. From what started out as a small venture fueled by a passion for music and it's associated technologies, Poppyhill School of Recording has become one of the leading lights in Sound and Music Technology education. Since opening it's doors way back in 1991 the school has educated many of the best sound engineers and music producers in Ireland and beyond. Our reputation has spread worldwide and we have enrolled students from right around the globe. We're not a big college offering a hundred different courses. We're not a "jack of all trades, master of none" or a" take your money and run" organisation! We're professionals in this area and have been for a long time so we do what we do and we do it extremely well!

Mission Statement

At Poppyhill of Recording we aim to provide training of the highest quality to all our students. Through our training and support our aim is to nurture our students natural abilities and creative talents, and to optimise their potential for a fulfilling and successful future in their chosen career path. We see our courses and qualifications as providing either a direct route into the workplace or a stepping stone into higher education. We accept that not everyone is cut out for an academic mode of learning and therefore we do not place previous academic achievement as a requirement for entry to our courses. Instead we look for enthusiasm and an aptitute for the subject area. In general our wish is that all students who attend our school will benefit not only from an excellent education but also from an atmosphere of friendliness, optimism and mutual respect. 

What we offer

We offer internationally recognised training courses in Sound recording and Music Production. As an approved Avid Learning Partner and Apple Training Centre we also offer industry recognised certifications in industry standard audio and music production applications such as Pro Tools and Logic Studio

Why choose us?

  • Over 20 years experience in professional training
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Small class sizes
  • Tutored by industry professionals
  • Personal attention
  • Loads of practical experience
  • Modular course structure
  • State of the art facilities
  • Affordable course fees

Our Team

Student Comments

"Beautiful studio, Great Course! Learned absolutely loads about Sound Engineering and Music Technology. Recommend Poppyhill to everyone."

Owen Cardiff

Owen Cardiff

Poppyhill is a very friendly learning environment.The facilities are wonderful and the tutors are very approachable & helpful. I would recommend this school to anyone. "

Sarah Sherlock

Sarah Sherlock

My time in Poppyhill was really good, me and the lads had fun there and learnt loads! it's an excellent place to study.

Anthony Culloo

Anthony Culloo


  • Sound Engineering and Music Production
  • Logic and Ableton Training
  • Pro Tools Training

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Sound Engineering and Music Technology

Introductory course in Sound Engineering and Music Technology

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