Leanaigí is a performance music education programme for pre-school and primary school children delivered by suitably experienced musicians from Music Generation Galway City

A musician who specialises in whole class introductory and group early years tuition spends 30 minutes with each class/group during the school day on a weekly basis or can facilitate a 45 minute session for parent and toddlers in locations such as Libraries and Community Centers.

Leanaigí engages children in active music-making through singing activities and games, rhythm, solfége and improvisation. The programme can take the form of “pre-instrumental” sessions (suited to junior classes) where singing, movement and games are the mainstay, or whole-class weekly sessions on a particular instrument(s) according to the availability of appropriate instrumental practitioners and the suitability of instruments for the large-group context. Once established, the programmes can give rise to ensembles, choir/singing groups and even school orchestras – anything is possible!


Leanaigí is not intended to replace or interfere with primary school music curriculum.


Leanaigí is currently available in the following schools:

  • Merlin Woods National School ​
  • St. John the Apostle Knocknacarra National School ​
  • Scoil Chaitríona Senior School ​
  • Knocknacarra Educate Together Knocknacarra​
  • Scoil Chaitríona Junior School ​
  • Radharc na Mara Mervue ​
  • Cuan na Gaillimhe Steiner School Knocknacarra​
  • Scoil Chroí Íosa – Presentation Road ​
  • Newcastle Educate Together ​
  • Ballinfoile Parent & Toddler Group 
  • Bubbles Montessori ​
  • Ballybane Library​
  • Westside Library​
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Early Years


Music Generation Galway City are developing a unique early year’s programme to support parents & toddlers in community settings and early years education settings such as pre-schools to provide positive music-making experiences for young people!

If you would lik
e to get involved in the Mini-Generations programme or set it up in your community organisation, send us an e-mail