These once-off energy-filled music workshops for primary schools are designed to immerse children into the wonderful world of music in a fun, activity-based and child-centred way. Each music session lasts 45 minutes and we fit six sessions into an average school day. The Mobile Music School offers the following options outlined below.
We also offer our range of music workshops as Gaeilge. To visit the Gaeilge version of our website, please click here.
Through games, activities and performing, our drumming workshops allow primary school students to explore the percussion family, develop their understanding of rhythm and improve their rhythmical ability, whilst performing as part of a drumming ensemble.
These sessions incorporate station learning and ensure that each child gets an opportunity to play four instruments. Each workshop culminates in a live end-of-workshop performance that combines the different rhythms and activities covered during the sessions.
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These creative singing workshops explore the voice through games and activities, investigate the importance of breathing and posture whilst singing and develop each pupil’s aural awareness.
‘Let’s Sing’ is an excellent way of encouraging and improving each child’s singing abilities.
A song is covered as part of the workshop content and each session culminates in the performance of the song learned.
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Fusing music with art and crafts, and integrating two subjects from the NCCA curriculum, students develop their understanding and knowledge of the instruments of the orchestra with a particular emphasis on the string family.
The content of these workshops includes an interactive demonstration, fun-based activities and musical games designed for primary school children. Using elastic bands, a pencil and a shoebox*, students get to make their own string instrument – a shoebox harp that they keep.
These sessions are a big hit in schools as each child always has lots of fun creating the shoebox harp. Crafting these instruments is a fun and inventive way to introduce children to the string family. The aim of these workshops is to give students the opportunity to explore musical sounds and rhythms by using their creativity and imagination.
Please see our Educational – How to Guides to learn how to make your own homemade instruments.
* It is necessary for each child to bring their own shoebox into school for these workshops.
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A Musical Slice
This musical theatre workshop recreates a ‘slice’ of a well-known musical through singing, movement and drama. These workshops aim to boost students’ self-esteem and confidence in performing, while developing their creativity and showmanship in a relaxed, open environment.
These musical sessions commence with some fun-based ‘ice-breaker’ activities, basic vocal warm-ups and improvisation before moving onto learning the ‘mini musical’. During these workshops, each pupil is given a specific part and set of responsibilities to help recreate the musical slice. Students are given the opportunity to experiment with musical theatre, and are encouraged to express their own ideas about how to put a new spin on their ‘mini musical’.
‘A Musical Slice’ teaches pupils all about presence on stage, breathing and posture whilst singing, and voice projection. These workshops culminate in an end-of-session performance of the musical slice learned.
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Natural Rhythms is an African drumming workshop that combines rhythm games, voice work and percussion using hand drums and a variety of African percussion instruments. Students are immediately immersed into the world of music-making, where they learn about rhythm and discover their unique voice and beat.
These African drumming workshops aim to enhance each child’s musical and rhythmical ability by playing hand drums, learning simple rhythms and creating their own rhythms in a fun, non-pressurized environment.
Our experienced, professional music tutors place a strong emphasis on team-building and working together as a group. This creates a calm environment where pupils feel comfortable expressing themselves, and can gain confidence in their own creative ability.
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These dynamic samba workshops explore the magic of the traditional street samba of carnival. With each 45-minute session, students will learn how to play samba’s Afro-Brazilian rhythms.
Both exciting and soothing, these percussion workshops include sections of a wide variety of percussion instruments.
These hands-on, active music workshops are full of fun from start to finish. Our samba workshops are an excellent way of getting every child involved in an energetic and interactive music-making session.
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