Exploration of Music in the Primary School Classroom through a variety of daily workshops
Co-ordinated by Shane Farrell
The Arts Education curriculum consists of three subjects: Music, Drama and Visual arts. The curriculum enables children to creatively express ideas, feelings and experiences through music, drama and the visual arts.
Music is for children from Junior Infants to sixth class. Children are introduced to music reading and writing, to song singing and to playing classroom instruments.
The Music curriculum has three interrelated strands:
- Listening and Responding
The current curriculum was introduced as part of the Primary School Curriculum (1999).
Throughout the week, there will be a number of workshop tutors on this module, covering all aspects of the Primary School Music Curriculum, which will give you loads of ideas and resources to bring back to your class in September. This is the perfect course for Primary School teachers.
Course Tutor/Coordinator : Shane Farrell
As a student in St. Jarlath’s College in Tuam, Shane got the musical bug from the Late Noel Kirrane and Joe Donoghue. Shane now lives in Loughrea with his wife Clodagh and four children; Tadhg, Teagan, Moya and Baby Sadie. Shane holds a degree in Music and Theology and recently started studying a Masters in Music Education. Shane is currently a secondary school teacher in Ursuline Secondary School in Thurles. Since his days in St. Jarlath’s, Shane has become a popular freelance Musical Director, much in demand with many groups around Connaught and Munster. Shane has been nominated as Best Musical Director three times, winning the award for the past two years with BRAVO for Sweeney Todd and Ragtime. Recently, Shane had the privilege of conducting the BRAVO Choir for Tommy Fleming’s concert in Galway Cathedral, which was also used to record his new CD and DVD.
Shane is delighted to be working once again with StageWorks, and is looking forward to working with everyone this year.