|National Concert Hall |
We’re passionate about music, and we believe that the joy of music should be experienced by all. The National Concert Hall’s Education, Community and Outreach programme offers a wide variety of engaging and interactive music learning experiences for children and families. Whether through our Early Years activities for very young children, our Family Music events for families to enjoy together or our Musical Discovery programme of holiday camps and discovery days, we provide many ways to engage with, and learn about music, and also to have a lot of fun! More information here.
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Dublin ( 00 353 141 70000 )
| WALTONS NEW SCHOOL OF MUSIC is a comprehensive music centre, combining music tuition of the highest standard with innovative approaches to music education. The school’s expert teaching staff offer tuition for all ages and skill levels (from absolute beginner to advanced) in the broadest range of instruments and subjects of any school in Ireland, including: Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bodhrán, Cello, Choir, Clarinet, Concertina, Composition, Double Bass, Drum Kit, Ensembles, Fiddle (Irish and Bluegrass), Flute (Concert and Traditional), Guitar (Classical, Acoustic, Electric, Jazz, Traditional, Flamenco), Harmonica, Irish Harp, Keyboard, Jazz Improvisation, Junior Cert. Music, Leaving Cert. Music, Mandolin, Music Technology, Music Theory, Musical Theatre, Percussion, Piano (Classical and Jazz), Piano Accordion, Pre-Instrumental (Early Years) Music, Recorder, Saxophone, Sight Singing, Songwriting, Uilleann Pipes, Viola, Violin, Voice (Singing), Whistle (Tin Whistle and Low Whistle). |
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69 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 ( 01 478 1884 )
| Proven to increase IQ and concentration levels in children, Ireland’s award winning Academy of Piano offers tuition for all ages, levels and abilities from 3 to 103 years, classical and jazz styles. Founders of Annual National Festival & Dublin International Piano Festival & Summer Academy. Grades are optional & learning is always fun! Advanced/Diploma students also trained. Also offering:|
•#Sharp Kids ‘Pre-Instrumental’ training for 3-6 yrs
•Children's Choir for boys & girls 6- 12 yrs
•Junior Cert and Leaving Cert Music
•Musicianship/Theory for all
•Adult Music Appreciation
Director: Rhona Gouldson
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18 Terenure Road East, Rathgar, Dublin 6 ( 01 4972333/ 087 2615166 )
| Newpark Music Centre is based in Blackrock, Co Dublin and provides music tuition for adults and children in a variety of formats. Individual instrumental tuition, string and mixed ensembles, choir and orchestra groups for adults and group pre-instrumental classes for young kids provide the activities at a buzzing music centre. Applications for tuition can be made directly on our website and information of classes, teachers and terms can also be found there.|
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Newtown park Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin ( 01 2883740 )
| Established in 1993, Dun Laoghaire School of Music successfully continues to
provide quality music tuition in most instruments and theory, Leaving and Junior Cert
Music. The instruments taught include: Piano, Keyboard, Voice, Violin, Fiddle,
Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Drums, Flute, Saxophone, Recorder, Clarinet, Concertina.
All styles of music are taught to students of all ages. Students wishing to do exams
can choose from RIAM, ABRSM, and Trinity College, London. Dun Laoghaire
School of Music is an exam centre for the RIAM and students can sit their exams in
familiar surroundings. Students can perform at our concerts held throughout the year. Find out more here|
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Dublin ( 01 2844178 )
|Imaginosity Dublin Children's Museum Afterschool Programmes |
Imaginosity has launched an exciting, interactive and educational programme of after-school classes for children aged 4-7 years. Each programme is designed to introduce children to new experiences, to learn new skills, to make friends, to boost confidence and to have tonnes of fun in the process!The programmes available are Science, Art, Drama & Music and Spanish language classes. All programmes include an hour long class and a half hour of supervised play & exploration in the museum. All classes are facilitated by experienced, qualified tutors who are passionate about children's education and learning through playful experiences. All tutors are first-aid and child protection trained and Garda vetted.
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The Plaza, Beacon South Quater, Sandyford Dublin ( 01 2176130/33 )
'Musicisland' is an interactive funbased combined Music and French class aimed at 3 to 12 year olds created by a teacher and former RTE childrens tv/radio writer and presenter. Music, French, France and it's wonderful culture are introduced through the use of musical instruments, puppets, stories, rhymes, audiovisuals and original teaching tools. Research has highlighted the benefits of learning language from an early age as the development of language in the younger child is rapid. The magic world of 'Musicisland' is a wonderful gift to give a child and provides a good foundation for the senior cycle. For information on 'Musicisland' classes in your school either during or after school email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 086 1916 893. For information on private classes see http://biensurfrench.wordpress.com.
| At Rainbow Music we base our philosophy on the Kodaly Method,Kodaly was a Hungarian music educator who believed that the voice should be our first instrument and that sound should be taught before symbol.Our After School Classes focus on the discovery of beat and rhythm through our singing voices!We also have class from 6 months. Saturday classes available. See our website for details!|
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Rathgar, Clontarf & Blackrock Dublin ( 0863356353 )
|Abbey School Of Music And Drama 9b Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 (01 8747908)|
|Churchtown School Of Music Churchtown Park House, Upr Churchtown Rd, Dublin 14 (01 2989185)|
|Howth Rock Guitar & Songwriting School 2 Dunbo Hill, Howth, Co Dublin (01 8324430)|
|Leeson Park School Of Music Grove Park, Rathmines, Dublin 6 (01 4967890)|
|Melody School Of Music - 178E Whitehall Road, West Perrystown, Dublin 12 (01 4650150)|
|Merriman School Of Singing & Music 21 Nth Great Georges St, Dublin 1 (01 8742034)|
|Newpark Music Centre Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin (01 2883740)|
|Nolan School Of Music 2 Silver Acres, Grange Road, Dublin 14 (01 4933730)|
|Royal Irish Academy Of Music - 36 Westland Row, Dublin 2 (01 6764412)|
|T Mahon Ward School Of Music 74 Church Road, East Wall Dublin (01 8366755)|
|Young Artists Dalkey Dublin (0879944382)|
Most kids will be ready begin piano lessons from age 5 1/2 +, or from whenever your child shows a keen interest in playing the piano which can be as young as 3! Make sure your child's hand is big enough to comfortably stretch across five keys on the piano. Kids who learn the piano at a young age will soon develop the neccesary understanding of basic music concepts which will make the transition to other musical instruments much easier!
Studying music develops discipline, hand-eye coordination, intelligence, and creates a skill that can bring happiness to both the performer and to all who listen. According to a recent article in the LA Times, 6-year-olds who received keyboard instruction had more brain growth and better fine motor skills than their peers. Piano lessons are such a great thing, why not get started as soon as possible?
Source: Hoffman Academy
What age can kids begin to learn the guitar? Or restated, is there such thing as being “too young” to learn the guitar?
At the surface this is really a simple question to answer: there is no such thing as “too young” as long as the kid is personally motivated to learn. But if you dig a little deeper you’ll find that the answer is a little bit more complicated than that.
What age should you consider getting drumming lessons for your child? By all accounts, around 7 years old is a good age marker to start drum lessons. According to drummercafe.com, children under the age of 7 are not developmentally ready to learn the drums. Also, children younger than age 7 can have short attention spans which can drift during a drumming lesson which requires concentration. If kids can't concentrate on keeping beat and creating a fun rhythm, then their enthusiasm for learning may wane.
Most parents would love for their child to become a music prodigy but most often, either they start their child too young or they push too hard and the child sees it as a chore rather than a joy. Generally speaking, most children can learn to play violin by the age of three and some even younger if they show a keen interest in learning the violin. It is important to introduce children to the concept in a fun learning environment where they will associate learning the violin as a source a happiness rather than homework.
Most children can learn a tune on the tin whistle pretty easily from any age. When children attend Primary school, the tin whistle or the recorder are standard instruments which may be used in music class. If you find that your child has a gift for the tin whistle or if they would like to learn how to play the tin whistle to a higher standard then you know they are ready for tin whistle lessons.
The clarinet is a good instrument to follow on fro the tin whistle. The clarinet does require more discipline and is not as easily gratifying as the tin whistle so your child should express a keen interest in learning the clarinet before you consider lessons. As the clarinet can be physically demanding as an instrument, children from the age of age would be better suited to learning this instrument.
Like the clarinet, the flute requires a little more maturity and discipline on the children's part to learn how to play the flute successfully. Around 7 or 8 is a good age to start flute lessons, although children who have learned how to play the recorder from a young age will have a profound advantage.
According to learningthecello.com, "a child who loves music, who is approximately 9 years old and who has had some piano lessons and some choral training" is the ideal candidate for learning the cello. It's OK for most children to start the violin at age 5 or 6 because the child can stand and sway and balance on their feet and the instrument need only fit the arm length. With the cello, you have to take into account the torso length, the arm length and the hip to knee length. Finding the right shape/size of cello that will allow for freedom of movement can be very difficult. The younger the student, the more important it is to have an excellent teacher who can spot and remedy potential problems.
Children as young as three can learn how to play the fiddle, much like the violin! Of course, as we said before, it is important for the child to show an interest in learning the fiddle before you start lessons. Due to the lively nature of the fiddle, it would be advantageous to enrol your child into a traditional music class group so that they can have fun with other kids their own age as they learn.
Again, the bodhran is a musical instrument which requires dedication from a student to learn how to play it successfully. If you find your child has a real knack for playing the bodhran, then lessons can begin at any age!
The banjo is an instrument which requires a certain amount of dexterity so we would suggest the child has already learned how to write and hold a pencil correctly before you start lessons. Children who have already learned the guitar will obviously have an advantage when it comes to learning how to play the banjo. In general, children should be ready for banjo lessons between the ages of 6 and 8.
According to Musika.com, "the best age to start saxophone lessons varies, mostly determined by the size of the student and which type of the saxophone they are interested in. We typically recommend seven or eight as the minimum starting age for saxophone lessons. Alto saxophones are best suited for younger students due to their size, roughly two feet in length. The alto sax is also the most popular type of saxophone for beginners, due to its compact size and lower weight.....The baritone sax is around four feet in length and thus is frequently too large for students until they are a little older, usually at least age 9 or 10. The baritone sax is also more expensive to purchase and rent, so keep that in mind before starting a complete beginner out on this instrument."
Many teachers recommend that the best age to start viola lessons is around age 5 or 6.
According to celticharper.com, " because harp technique is a little more complicated than some instruments initially (e.g. piano, recorder), I generally recommend a minimum starting age of around 6-8 years old, depending on how co-ordinated a child is and what kind of attention span they have."