From September, children and young people throughout the county will have opportunities to access music tuition in three new ‘instrument hubs’, thanks to Music Generation Clare.
The ‘hubs’ – which will be based in Kilkee, Killaloe and Ennistymon – will open weekly, offering group lessons with skilled professionals for national and secondary school children in guitar, percussion, violin, keys, and more.
The launch of the three new centres follows the success of Music Generation Clare’s Ennis Instrumental Hub. The locations of the three new hubs have been strategically selected to ensure close geographic access to affordable tuition for as many more children in the county as possible.
The tutors working at each of the Music Generation hubs – all highly experienced practitioners and performers – will share their skills with the young participants, develop creativity, and build towards end-of-term performances and recording opportunities. Music Generation Clare will also make a range of musical instruments available for hire at very reasonable rates.
- Group classes will be available for children and young people from second class to sixth year
- Sessions are priced at €6 per week payable in instalments throughout the year
- Tuition will be offered in Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keys, Percussion, Concertina, Violin and Banjo
Ennistymon: Mondays, commencing in September 2018, after school, Ennistymon Vocation School
Kilkee: Mondays, after school, St Joseph’s Community College, Kilkee
Killaloe: Wednesdays, after school, St Anne’s Community College, Killaloe
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Music Generation Clare’s goal is to develop performance music provision county-wide and to maximise local and community involvement in its programmes. The organisation works in close partnership with many local ensembles and providers to create new opportunities for children and young people to engage in music in inspiring ways.
Music Generation Clare is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network and co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships. Locally, Music Generation Clare is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Clare County Council and Leader.