One of the most popular workshops provided by the Mobile Music School are our structured drumming classes. It gives pupils the opportunity to learn about music in an accessible and enjoyable format. This month, the students in Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa have been doing particularly well with our ‘Percussion in the Classroom’ music programme.
Naíonán Bheaga are learning all about the beat, and are working hard on their listening skills through call and response. They’re having lots of fun playing different musical games, which aim to develop their love of music.
Naíonán Mhóra have been working on their rhythm, with both classes being turned into a samba band this month. Each of the class groups did a great job at performing different rhythms as a samba band!
Rang a hAon have been learning all about music notes – note names, sounds and symbols. Their ability to read rhythms and signs have really developed since Easter.
Rang a Dó have been learning about the families and instruments of the orchestra, as well as the role of the conductor. As part of their programme, they have been listening to a section from Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”.
In addition to this, Rang a Dó are busy preparing for their end-of-term school concert on June 24th. Each class will perform one set piece of percussion music in front of their parents and friends. We cannot wait to watch them perform and show off their new drumming skills!
To learn more about our classroom music programmes for Primary Schools, please visit our Primary Schools page. If you would like to book a drumming workshop with the Mobile Music School, please contact us here.