Testimonials

'It makes me feel happy. It makes me feel many things. It’s a part of me. When I’m down, it gets me back up.'
- Young musician, Music Generation South Dublin

‘It’s changed my life, you know, meeting everyone...there are so many incredible musicians. The great thing about it is that Martin and Elton and Gerry (musicians) just treat you as equals. They don’t treat you as if you’re the student and I’m the teacher. We learn from each other.’
- Domhnaill Corrigan, young musician, Music Generation South Dublin.

‘It has totally turned around the school in terms of the self-confidence of the children, when you introduce the element of music in a diverse school population the result is unbelievable’
- School Principal

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Erinn Lennon is a young trumpet player and member of Boombrasstic, the Music Generation Carlow County Brass Ensemble. In May 2018, Erinn performed at the Music Generation Carlow Gala Concert where she shared her Music Generation experience with friends, family and members of the audience:

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'I feel calm when I’m doing it. Anything I have in my head I just lose it when I’m playing the violin.'
- Young musician, Music Generation South Dublin

'I can see their confidence has improved hugely. They’re not afraid to try something new with music. They’re more willing to try to answer a question in class even, and they’re not afraid of being wrong.'
- Primary school teacher

‘Music Generation was everything I had been looking for – quality musicians, teaching a quality programme with lots of support, feedback and encouragement’
- Musician

‘Seeing my baby girl involved in musical activities so young is so rewarding, I hear her making new singing sounds at home even when she’s alone!’
- Parent

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Young musicians share their experiences and feedback from the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership Project 'Soundwaves', led by Donegal Music Education Partnership and delivered by Wall2Wall Music:

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'For us, it’s incredible to see the achievement. And to see their confidence, their self-esteem. It’s bigger than I thought it was going to be, the impact on the school is bigger than I thought.'
- Vice Principal

'People, no matter what you’re into, can all connect under one roof, and that one roof is music.'
- Young musician

‘Music Generation has provided important employment opportunities for professional musicians nationally… to have the opportunity to work with other passionate musicians and a team of coordinators, who have a strong vision of how to develop the programme, is very exciting.’
- Musician

‘I always try to get involved in different activities that involve music in my life because it’s something that keeps you motivated, and it just always makes you happy, no matter what’
- Young musician

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Ali Behan, Lead Musician on the Music Generation Carlow Early Childhood Programme, speaking at the Music Generation Carlow Gala Concert in May 2018 on the importance of continual learning and development and how this has transformed her journey as a professional musician:

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'It makes me feel like I can learn anything I want. I like how I’m able to just let go and just spread my wings.'
Young musician, Music Generation South Dublin

‘It’s immeasurable the amount of confidence music brings out of the children; we all see it, the parents, the teachers... It’s just fantastic and it’s giving them a great love of music’
- School Principal