Music Generation Limerick is a music education service for children and young people that provides a range of opportunities throughout the county for children and young people to learn music. It is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
The focus of the Music Generation Programme is on creativity, self-expression and skills building. Across last term we had a number of visits to the school and the tutors developed the core skills of pitch and rhythm and explored different genres (Jazz, Irish and Rap). We also had a band visit the school.
This term the pupils will create their own unique piece of music, working with the tutor in conjunction with the teacher. This will involve all stages of composition – initial concepts, content, instrument options, arrangement and performance. The end point for this process will be a large combined event at Thomond Park.