Find Your Local Music Generation

About Us

Imagine if every child and young person in Ireland could grow up as part of a community where they could experience inclusion, creativity, diversity and empowerment through music.

Music Generation is a national partnership programme whose mission is to create inspiring experiences for children and young people through music.

Together, we strive to transform children and young people’s lives by giving them opportunities to create, play and perform music in their own communities and on their own terms.

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Vision

"What we want to do is really simple. We just want to make sure that everyone, whatever their background, gets access to music tuition. That’s the idea." Bono, U2

The vision that inspires us is the same today as it was when Music Generation was first established almost 10 years ago. We work to break down the barriers that may otherwise prevent children and young people from experiencing the pure joy of making music. We believe in the power of music to build confidence and creativity, to nurture leadership and innovation, to promote self-expression, connection and happiness. We want all children and young people to have the opportunity to realise that potential, regardless of circumstance.

Mission

Through access to the breadth of high quality performance music education, our mission is to transform the lives of children and young people, enabling them to develop their creativity, reach their full potential, achieve self-growth and contribute to their personal development within a vibrant music community.

Values

Our values guide everything we do. They are fundamental to the way we operate and drive all of our plans and activities.

Access

Access

We believe 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, regardless of circum

Inclusion

Inclusion

We believe in inclusive access for children and young people. We place inclusion at the heart of our approach.

Creativity

Creativity

We recognise that creativity is central to making inspirational performance music education experiences happen for children and young people.

Quality

Quality

We are committed to achieving the highest possible standards in every aspect of the work we do. We assist and support others who share this value.

Sustainability

Sustainability

We are dedicated to achieving long-term, sustainable provision for performance music education in Ireland.

Partnerships

Partnerships

We believe that partnership is crucial to strengthening the infrastructure for performance music education in Ireland, and central to achieving positive outcome

Diversity

Diversity

We encourage a diverse approach to all aspects of performance music education.