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
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 like to get involved in the Mini-Generations programme or set it up in your community organisation, send us an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org