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Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Developement

The Learning & Participation 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.

Creative Music Making for Primary Schools

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th July, 10.00am - 2.30pm

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.

Prices: €90

Musical Play: Teacher Training for Early Years Music

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th July, 3.00pm - 6.00pm

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.

Prices: €75