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Music Workshops for Schools

Music Workshops for Schools

On a High Note! – Music Workshops for Primary Schools

Thursday 9th February, 9.30am, 11am & 12.30pm

These fun and interactive music workshops provide an introduction to the world of rhythm, melody, singing, rap writing, and percussion, all with the emphasis on enjoyment and active music-making!

Designed to support and compliment the delivery of three strands of the primary school music curriculum, these workshops are available for booking to primary school groups.

Children are encouraged to partake in listening and responding, composing, and performing through games, singing and instrument playing.

Workshops are limited to a maximum of 30 participants, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Tickets: €8 per student, complimentary tickets for teachers.


The Wonderful World of Rushad Eggleston: Primary Schools Concerts

Friday 10th February
The Studio

10:00am – 1st to 3rd class group
11:30am – 4th to 6th class group

We invite primary school groups to enter the wild, creative world of Cello virtuoso Rushad Eggleston.  Described as “legend, clown, goblin, cello-shredder, acrobat”, and “wild ‘jazz’ vocalist, bundle of laughs, writer of hit songs in other galaxies”, Rushad will take you on a rollercoaster ride of music and song.

A tour-de-force one-man show, this participative concert offers a new way of thinking about music, and is sure to excite young audiences!

Tickets: €8 per student, complimentary tickets for teachers.

Musical World: Exploring Music for Primary Schools - The Music of Cuba and the Caribbean

Wednesday, 8th March, 10.30am
The Studio

The fourth in a new series of performance workshops for primary school groups (3rd-6th class) where we explore music from around the world; today we travel to the rhythm-rich music of Cuba and the Caribbean.

There’ll be plenty of opportunity for the children to get involved with our musicians, with lots of musical activities, sing-alongs and rhythmic games.

Developed with the primary music curriculum in mind, classroom materials will be provided before the event, at which we promise lots of participation, active learning, and a good time!

Tickets: €8 per student, teachers go free.

Tailor Made Workshops

These workshops are geared towards school trips and outings, and focus on fun and participation rather than specific links to the curriculum. Nevertheless, participants will learn much from these events informally that will link into many other areas of their music education.

Whole classes or smaller groups are invited to participate in the workshop of their choice – options include percussion, singing, song-writing, Gamelan, and improvisation.

Percussion

Discover the world of rhythm with a group percussion workshop. Our skilled facilitators will take your group through a rhythmic journey exploring the drumming traditions of West Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean. No previous experience is required, and we can supply all of the instruments.
 

Singing

This workshop uses the one instrument that we all possess: the voice. Group singing is one of the easiest ways into music participation, and our facilitators are experts at getting everyone involved, joining in, and having a good time.
 

Song-writing

Designed for those with an interest in writing and recording their own songs, this workshop guides participants through the creative process, culminating in a recording of their own newly crafted piece. Participants collaborate in the writing process, guided by experienced facilitators, and also perform to each other throughout, and at the end of the event.

 
Gamelan Introduction

Experience the magical sound of the Javanese Gamelan! This unique set of tuned percussion instruments was gifted to the National Concert Hall by the Sultan of Yogyakarta, and is a great way of getting to play music in an ensemble, even with little or no previous experience. Due to the size and number of instruments, this workshop is currently only available at the National Concert Hall and workshops are limited to a maximum of 20 participants.