Music Generation Galway City is part of Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high-quality, subsidised performance music education. Established by its parent company Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
As part of a national network, Music Generation Galway City is managed and funded locally by Galway and Roscommon Education & Training Board (GRETB), with other local funding partners Galway City Council, Galway City Partnership, Tusla, Foróige, Youth Work Ireland and Involve.
Music Generation believes in every child and young person’s musical and artistic potential and that it is every child and young person’s right to have the access and opportunity to participate as a musical citizen. Music can transform a child or young person’s life experience.
To this end, Music Generation Galway City delivers a multitude of music education opportunities to children and young people across the city. These opportunities are delivered during the pre-school, primary or secondary school day, in after-school settings such as youth clubs or tuition centres, in community settings such as libraries or family centres and in once-off music camps or workshops. Music Generation Galway City also offers performance opportunities to children and young people.
We create access to performance music education for children and young people in Galway, from age 0 to 18.
For us, performance music education means supporting children and young people to make and learn music in creative, diverse, inclusive ways, whether that’s writing and performing a song, playing an instrument, practising as part of an orchestra or jamming with a band.
We believe that making and performing music should be a joyful experience that has the potential to transform children and young people’s lives in many possible ways.