Celje Music School is a modern music school where we teach all classical musical instruments and all folk instruments within the public valid program. Pupils enter the pre-school music education program at the age of 5 and continue in the music internship. In the music program, students can choose from all instruments and singing, students attend music theory classes and chamber and orchestral lessons in addition to regular instrument lessons.

Classes are held mainly in the main building at Slomškov trg 10, on the 1st floor of the neighboring building at Slomškov trg 11, on Glavni trg 12 on the first and second floors.

In addition to the home school, classes are also taught in three dislocated departments in Vojnik, Štore and Dobrna. Classes are held in Štore Primary School, Vojnik Primary School and at Dobrna Primary School.

At the Celje Music School, in addition to classical instruments, we want to offer to students a wider range of opportunities to learn other instruments and other musical genres. Thus, the school runs above-standard jazz programs in which students can learn electronic keyboards, bass guitar, drums for all generations, preschool music classes, dance internship programs, modern dance and ballet, in which young dancers learn about dance.

In 2023 we celebrate the jubilee of 115 years of public music education in Celje and 30 years of secondary music education, both important anniversaries for Celje. Together with the First Gymnasium in Celje, we are implementing the program of the Art Gymnasium, Music Department. Both schools have been cooperating creatively and enthusiastically in the implementation of the program since the 1998/1999 school year.

The school is proud of seven orchestras and a children’s choir, numerous chamber ensembles, a percussion group, a chamber choir and a novelty in Slovenia – the harp orchestra. Pupils of all ages play in these musical ensembles. Each month, they show their newly acquired knowledge and love and the joy of playing an instrument in public, class and extracurricular performances. In addition to all the regular public and class performances, the departments prepare their own themed evening each year, a performance with a story that presents the music to students and the audience in a slightly different way.

Each year more than 850 pupils and students aged 5 to 19 attend our school and about 90 teachers teach at the school every year. Our students are successful in the wider Slovenian and European area. They participate in national and international competitions, play in international ensembles and orchestras, and together with our teachers and mentors they participate in various events in the city of Celje, in Slovenia and abroad.

The school has a modern library with many music sources, collections, sound carriers and book collections and dictionaries. The school organizes and participates in meetings within professional associations and competitions such as: EPTA, ESTA, EGTA, TEMSIG … It also participates in the preparation and evaluation of curricula and the preparation of competition programs. From 2017 onwards, they are also taking place in Erasmus + activities: KA1, wic, eTwinnig.


In order to improve the quality of work at the school, several master classes and seminars for instruments are held every year, intended for pupils, students and teachers. Teachers are also educated in various other fields such as ICT content, Sibelius, educational and methodological current content, etc.

Every year, in addition to the funds for competitions fees, the school awards prizes to successful and gifted pupils and students for their musical development.

Some pupils and students continue their studies at colleges and academies at home and throughout the EU, others remain loyal to the Celje Music School and are always happy to return. A whole range of excellent musicians come from our school, who now work either as teachers in our music school or as musicians in professional orchestras.

We must not forget that the learning process is about close contact between students, teachers and parents, so are grateful everyone who participates in shaping the musical success of our children. All of us are connected to the desire to spread the power of music among as many people as possible, for music knows no boundaries. Our task is to inspire pupils and students through our own experience of love for music and learning. At the same time we develope healthy and creative work habits in young artists, which create a life-rich life path for them. Thus, the goal of co-creating personalities and systematically improving the musical education of the population is fully met.

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