About Music Generation

What is Music Generation?

Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education in their locality. That is, vocal and instrumental tuition, encompassing all musical genres and all types of instruments and vocal styles, delivered by skilled professional musicians.

Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and local Music Education Partnerships.

Read more about how the Music Generation journey began, or watch a video about our story so far -

Music Generation believes in the musical potential and innate artistry of every child and young person – that it is every child and young person’s right to have the choice of access and the chance to participate as a musical citizen, and that music doesn’t just change lives, it transforms lives.

Music Generation currently offers programmes in 13 areas of the country: Carlow, Clare, Cork City, Donegal, Laois, Limerick City, Louth, Mayo, Offaly / Westmeath, Sligo, South Dublin and Wicklow. Locally, the programmes are managed by Music Education Partnerships, under the leadership of Coordinators.

Find out more about Music Generation's local Music Education Partnerships.