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Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Developement

The ECO Continuing Professional Development courses aim to support educators to develop their skills allowing them to engage in imaginative, active and educational music sessions in the classroom. The experienced facilitators will develop your skill set using a variety of engaging techniques, so that you have a solid foundation on which to build a deep understanding to pass on to the children in your care.

RhythmWorks for Teachers

Professional development workshops for music teachers
Wednesday, 22nd March, 10am - 11.30am

RhythmWorks is a new series of rhythm workshops and master classes to enhance teaching and learning in professional practice, and to develop student skills in instrumental study.

RhythmWorks for Teachers is an engaging, hands-on CPD event, which intends to give music teachers and professionals fresh perspective & insights into the teaching and learning of rhythm.

RhythmWorks equips musicians to think and process rhythm like drummers & percussionists; enables participants to perform as a percussion group; and discusses effective strategies for the teaching and learning of rhythm in lessons and classes.

Participants will come away from the workshop with a set of workable and usable resources that can be utilised with students and groups of all ages and abilities.

Rhythmworks is presented in association with Mobile Music School, and is delivered by percussionist and rhythm expert Shay Lally.

Tickets: €25

Creative Music Making for Primary Schools

Prices: €90

Course facilitator: Mary Curran (WhistleBlast Quartet)

A Department of Education and Skills approved summer course for primary school teachers.

Aligned with the primary school music curriculum, this course will encourage and equip teachers with or without a musical background to deliver imaginative, active and educational music sessions in the classroom. The course will deliver practical, hands-on experience in rhythm, percussion, song, composition, “Creative Orchestra”, different instruments, music history, performance and class management; all in an enjoyable and engaging way.

All course materials provided.

Musical Play: Teacher Training for Early Years Music


Prices: €75

Course facilitator: Helen Blackmore (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama)

A summer course for early years educators presented by the National Concert Hall, Education, Community and Outreach.

This course will provide early years educators with the confidence and musical tools to teach music effectively and with ease.  We will develop your skill set using a variety of engaging techniques, so that you have a solid foundation on which to build a deep understanding to pass on to the children in your care.

Learn to use your voice effectively, revisit (or meet for the first time) the cornerstones of music education in a creative and active way through movement, play and song.