Short Programmes

ACTIVE MUSIC MAKING

Our short music programmes run over a 6 or 10 week block and aim to give children an immersion into the world of music. We offer a variety of different short music programmes that are outlined below.

OUR SHORT PROGRAMMES AIM TO

Immerse children into the world of music.

Increase each child’s understanding of the core elements of music.

Give classroom teachers a set of skills and activities that they can use during their own music classes.

Why Choose Us?

Affordable

Our programmes are very affordable for schools, costing from as little as €1.67 per child.

Fun-Filled

We enjoy working with children. Our goal is to fuel students’ creativity with engaging content.

Interactive

We promote an interactive, child-centred teaching and learning style.

Professional Team

Our professional team of tutors are Garda vetted and adhere to child protection policies.

Our Range of Programmes are also available as Gaeilge!

Learn & Explore

Described by one school principal as “in a word excellent” this interactive, fun and activity-based programme introduces children to the world of music and aims to give every child who participates a firm musical foundation. Each class discovers the components that make up music including; the conductor and composer; the beat and rhythm; listening and responding to music from around the world; composing music, music notation and song singing. During the programme children will take park in many classroom performances.

Aims:
  • introduce children to the world of music and give every child a solid set of transferable musical foundation
  • encourage pupils to express themselves through music and movement and internalise the musical concepts covered through structured and free activities
  • give classroom teachers a set of practical activities and skills that they can incorporate into their own music classes

Let’s Drum

Described by one school teacher as “The children were learning without realising they were learning” this percussion-based course explores the role of percussion in music from all corners of the world.

Each class investigates the importance of ‘the beat’, develops each child’s rhythmical ability, teaches students how to read and create music notation, and gives pupils an opportunity to perform as part of a classroom percussion ensemble.

Aims:
  • give students an opportunity to learn about and perform on a range of drums and percussion instruments
  • give children the opportunity to learn about the beat, how to perform in a musical ensemble and how to read and create music notation
  • give children the opportunity to learn about and perform a range of rhythms suitable for their class group culminating in many group performances
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Let's Perform

Through integrating music with drama and movement, our musical theatre programme for primary schools gives children a taste of the exciting world of musical theatre. During classes children are taught vocal technique, correct breathing and posture, vocal projection and expressive movement. Each sessions combines these elements as the children learn and perform a section from a well-known musical culminating in the creation of a “Mini Musical”.

Aims:
  • develop self-expression and self-confidence through music, drama and movement
  • give pupils the opportunity to learn about vocal tone, pitch, posture, dynamics and rhythm
  • give every child the opportunity to perform in a group performance that culminates in combining all of the material and elements covered

Let’s Sing

Our short singing programme for primary schools develops each child’s ability to sing in a group setting. Classes explore pitch, vocal tone and make use of the tonic sol-fa. During each class pupils learn and perform a wide repertoire of songs, develop their aural awareness through vocal games and explores other musical elements such as the beat, rhythm, timbre, pitch and harmony. This programme culminates in a performance of the songs covered during classes.

Aims:
  • explore the sounds of the voice and singing technique
  • learn about the following musical elements beat, rhythm, pitch, harmony, timbre and dynamics
  • give every child the opportunity to perform in a group performance that culminates in bringing all of the material covered and skills developed together

Since 2011 the Mobile Music School have proven to offer professional and well organised lessons, which have been enjoyed by many of our pupils as an extra curricular activity.

Patricia GordonPrincipal, Stratford College

Joanne worked with all our classes: Junior Infants – 6th class and our special classes for children with autism. All sessions were engaging and inclusive. We plan to re-book for the new school year!

Raymond SwanPrincipal, Gorey Educate Together NS

The workshop was excellent today, that was the feedback from all the teachers and pupils. She’s a great teacher. I would hope we might be able to fund another similar workshop in the next term.

Jean LeonardPrincipal, Scoil Monica

Since 2011 the Mobile Music School have proven to offer professional and well organised lessons, which have been enjoyed by many of our pupils as an extra curricular activity.

Patricia GordonPrincipal, Stratford College

Joanne worked with all our classes: Junior Infants – 6th class and our special classes for children with autism. All sessions were engaging and inclusive. We plan to re-book for the new school year!

Raymond SwanPrincipal, Gorey Educate Together NS

The workshop was excellent today, that was the feedback from all the teachers and pupils. She’s a great teacher. I would hope we might be able to fund another similar workshop in the next term.

Jean LeonardPrincipal, Scoil Monica

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