Music Generation Wicklow: Current Programmes
Music Generation Wicklow runs a variety of programmes and tuition including:
Foundation Programme for Primary Schools
Providing primary school children from junior infants to 2nd class with tuition in musicianship, singing, percussion, recorder, tin whistle, music notation and ensemble playing.
Whole Class Music Tuition
Providing tuition to primary school children in a classroom setting from 2nd class onwards in instruments such as ukulele, violin, recorder, tin whistle and bodhrán.
Small Group Instrument Tuition
Music tuition on a range of instruments and vocal style across different music genres for children and young people in small groups based both in and outside school contexts.
Wicklow Children’s Vocal Programme
This programme provides a high quality music experience, delivered in a fun and accessible way, to enable children to become more confident at music reading, singing and performance. This programme is based in primary schools around the county.
The Sound Crowd Community Choir
This choir delivers vocal techniques, games, singing and performance skills in a community context. The Sound Crowd is currently based in Greystones and it is hoped that the programme will expand to other areas within the county.
Community-based hubs offering tuition, workshops and peer support for groups, bands and young musicians in tuition, songwriting, recording, production, traditional Irish music sessions and more.
Traditional Music performance:
Music Generation Wicklow supports the Rithim Traditional Orchestra in Bray and the Hollywood Traditional Band.
Programmes to encourage the creation of ensemble playing for young musicians, including programmes in violin, recorder, string and Jazz and assistance to new school orchestras and ensembles through shared musician expertise.
Samba Drumming Community Programme
Regular drumming sessions facilitated by MaSamba in Greystones at Charlesland Community Centre. Young people aged 8 upwards are welcome.
Fun and energetic experiences in music with programmes including rock, traditional Irish and samba drumming summer camps.
Music Generation Wicklow has two public instrument banks in partnership with Wicklow County Library Services. These instrument banks are based in Blessington Library and Arklow Library. Music Generation Wicklow also has a range of instruments available for rent at a subsidised rate for children and young people.
- Ann Catherine Nolan, Manager
- Music Generation Wicklow, Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board Admin Offices, Church St, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
- T: 0404 60505 / 086 7909887
- E: AnnCatherineNolan@kwetb.ie