Register before 17th May for Music Generation Leitrim's new MusicWorks programme for primary schools. (Programme starts in September 2019.)
Our MusicWorks programme will take children on a wonderful musical adventure that is tailored to suit everyone regardless of their age or musical background. Ukulele may be included as part of the programme from 2nd class upwards.
Students will explore the world of music through the voice which will include learning various vocal techniques such as articulation, breathing exercises, voice projection, clarity and pronunciation as well as other useful performance and singing techniques including posture and the art of learning to sing in a group. Along with song singing other class activities will include:
Listening and moving/responding to music
Have fun with body percussion
An opportunity to explore class room percussion instruments
Read and write music through staff notation and tonic solfa
An introduction to a variety of orchestral instruments
These activities will create awareness and teach children about basic concepts such as -
Pitch - High/Low
Tempo - Fast/Slow
Dynamics - Loud/soft
The above activities develop children musically and prepare them for instrumental tuition and/or joining the Music Generation Leitrim’s children’s choir or Ukulele Orchestra. The program will instil a love of music in the children while enabling them to listen and respond to a wide range of musical styles and genres of music. It will enable confidence building through performing, and through musical games it will enhance the rapport between students as well as allowing the students to express themselves creatively.
While the emphasis is on learning to enjoy and appreciate listening to all styles of music, these musical games can also help increase concentration, cognitive and memory skills.
The programme will be delivered by a specialist Music Generation Leitrim tutor, who will work with each group for 30 minutes on a weekly basis, in a whole class setting. Classroom teacher participation is required for maximum benefits of the programme. Classes will be tailored to suit varying ages and stages that are grouped together. Progress and groupings will be reviewed as we go through each term.
The cost to each school is €1.50 per student per class. The recommended length of the programme is 28 weeks which is a total cost of €42 per child for the academic year. Where schools have over 100 students participating in a programme there will be a reduction in the fee. It is at the schools discretion as to whether this is paid by parents, fundraising, school funds or a combination of these.
The programme will commence in September 2019. For your school to take part, please fill in the application form which can be downloaded below and return it no later than Friday 10th of May, 2019 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Music Generation Leitrim,
Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education & Training Board,
St. Georges Tce.,
Carrick on Shannon,
Once your application has been processed, to secure your place on the programme we will require a deposit of €100 by Friday 17th of May.
Please note that we plan to work with schools in clusters so smaller schools can avail of this price. So if you and your team are one of Leitrim’s smaller schools, it will be necessary for Music Generation Leitrim to work with more schools close by on the same day in order to keep this as cost effective as possible for you.
If you have any queries about the programme, please contact Therese McCartin, Music Development Officer, at email@example.com or 086 0453816